The Rise of the Rest Tour with Steve Case Kicks Off in Nebraska

September 29, 2016

1:45 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.

Every startup deserves their day in the sun. Whether it’s through investment, bootstrapping, or winning a competition, there are a lot of avenues to success for budding startups. Fortunately, Steve Case is taking his Rise of the Rest startup tour bus on the road to find some of the best new companies in the west and award them $100,000. And the tour starts off in Lincoln/Omaha, Nebraska next week on October 3rd with Tech.Co’s own Frank Gruber hosting the entire thing.

“The rest is rising and I am excited to hit the road once again on a quest to find the best entrepreneurs all across America,” said Case, cofounder of AOL and chairman and CEO of Revolution, in a statement. “Rise of the Rest celebrates the promise of rising entrepreneurial communities that, taken together, will help enable the U.S. to remain the most entrepreneurial nation in the world.”

The Rise of the Rest startup bus tour is aimed at highlighting cities leading the charge in a new era of technological revitalization. Since then, Steve Case has invested more than $2 million in 20 startups across 20 cities in the United States.

So who are the startups competing in the first round of the Rise of the Rest tour? Check them out below, follow #RiseofRest on Twitter to follow along, and vote for who you think is going to win!

Drive Spotter – This startup is a machine learning platform for training human and machine drivers.

Gear Supply Co. — Gear Supply provides customers with subscription guitar string plans and high quality guitar goods.

LifeLoop — This startup is a platform for senior living that connects staff, families, and residents.

Nobl Health — Nobl Health is building leading-edge solutions that improve communication, workflow, and processes for healthcare providers.

Opendorse – This startup enables brand clients to easily secure sponsored social media activations with professional athlete.

Places VR — Place VR is a virtual reality and augmented reality social platform connecting people and businesses.

Quantified Ag — This startup provides sensors and data platform for the cattle industry.

RaceNote — RaceNote makes motorsports management platforms that improves racing times.

Photo: Flickr / Pat Hawks

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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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