The Rise of the Rest Tour and Steve Case Are Headed to Utah

October 3, 2016

1:30 pm

The Rise of the Rest tour is presented by Revolution, Google for Entrepreneurs, Salesforce for Startups, Village Capital, Economic Innovation Group, Inc., and Engine, with Tech.Co joining on as a partner.

Startups are always competing for the top spot in their field. Whether it’s edtech startups trying to make a name for themselves in schools across the country or analytic companies vying for more attention from data businesses, there is no end to the competition in the startup world. And thanks to Steve Case and Revolution, the Rise of the Rest tour will help to narrow the field of the west’s best startups.

On October 5th, the startup tour will continue its journey through the west in Utah, more specifically Salt Lake City and Provo. Competitors and attendees will be treated to incredible views, friendly locals, and more culture than you can shake a stick at. Tech.Co’s own Frank Gruber will be in attendance and is more than happy to meet fans interested in the startup life.

The Rise of the Rest startup bus tour is aimed at highlighting cities leading the charge in a new era of technological revitalization. Since its inception in 2014, Steve Case has invested more than $2 million in 20 startups across 20 cities in the United States. This year, he is giving away $100,000 in funding to one startup from each city.

Meet the startups competing in the third round of the Rise of the Rest tour in Utah below and follow #RiseofRest on Twitter to stay up to date, and vote for who you think is going to win!

Ardusat — This startup is an open STEM platform for inquiry-driven experiments

Blyncsy —Blyncsy is a location analytics company that anonymously captures and visualizes data on the habits and trends of the real world

Harvest Lane Honey — This company is the nation’s largest wholesale supplier and manufacturer of beekeeping supplies

HelloEats — HelloEats is a restaurant management system that unifies operations, communications, and payments

Noke Smart Locks — This startup is the leading maker of portable smart locks

PK Clean Technologies — PK Clean Technologies is converting landfilled plastics into oil paving the way to zero landfill and energy independence

SimpleNexus — SimpleNexus is a mobile-first platform for the mortgage industry that provides the best mobile app for loan officers, while keeping a close eye on compliance

Spero — Spero is also a mobile first platform that connects fighters, survivors and supporters of cancer, based on shared characteristics such as type of cancer, stage, age and location.

Photo: Flickr / Garrett

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at

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