On its fifth round to highlight startup ecosystems around the US, Steve Case announced that the Rise of the Rest startup bus tour will make its way to some of America’s mountain cities in the west. Omaha/Lincoln, NE; Denver, CO; Salt Lake/Provo, UT; Albuquerque, NM; and Phoenix, AZ were the five western cities chosen among the eighty cities nominated for this tour. Case will be investing $100,000 to one lucky startup in each of the tour’s cities.

“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, chairman and CEO of Revolution. “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 tour begins on October 3 in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. Denver (October 4), Salt Lake City/Provo (October 5), Albuquerque (October 6), and Phoenix (October 7) will follow. In each of these cities, Case will host a pitch competition where judges will award $100,000 to one startup.

Interested startups hoping to pitch in each city’s competition can submit applications online now from July 28 to September 7 until 6 PM EDT. Winners from past Rise of the Rest tours include Frameri, PartPic, SolePower, MATI, and Wealthforge.

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. On its fifth round to highlight startup ecosystems outside of New York City and Silicon Valley, Steve Case […]

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