Celebrating Entrepreneurship Across America

Across America, vibrant startup communities are emerging and gaining momentum. Entrepreneurs and their companies can change the world, and we want to celebrate and accelerate the "Rise of the Rest" in American entrepreneurship.

Join us - online or in person - as we hit the road again, on a five-city tour to celebrate the progress and tell the stories of the people and the companies at the heart of the startup revolution sweeping America.

Pitch Your Startup to Steve Case

On this journey, we are not just celebrating entrepreneurship - we are advancing it.

At each stop we'll host a pitch competition - and the winners will earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

Do you have what it takes to take your company to the next level? If so, apply today!

MADISON, WI/ oct 06

Fireside Chat

Majestic Theatre

Conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons, and other innovators. Presented by The Atlantic.

2:30 PM

Pitch Competition

Majestic Theatre

Watch Madison's best startups compete to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

4:00 PM

RISE Madison

Majestic Theatre

A Startup Celebration and Happy Hour. Presented by Revolution.

5:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN/ oct 07

Fireside Chat

Varsity Theater

Conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons, and other innovators. Presented by The Atlantic.

2:30 PM

Pitch Competition

Varsity Theater

Watch the Twin Cities best startups compete to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

4:00 PM

RISE MSP

Varsity Theater

A Startup Celebration and Happy Hour. Presented by Google for Entrepreneurs.

5:30 PM

DES MOINES, IA/ OCT 08

Fireside Chat

Location TBD

Lunch and Conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons, and other innovators.

12:30 PM

Pitch Competition

Location TBD

Watch Des Moines' best startups compete to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

2:30 PM

RISE DSM

Location TBD

A Startup Celebration and Happy Hour. Presented by Revolution.

4:30 PM

KANSAS CITY, MO/ OCT 09

Fireside Chat

Airline History Museum

Conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons, and other innovators. Presented by Big KC.

2:30 PM

Pitch Competition

Airline History Museum

Watch the KC's best startups compete to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

4:00 PM

RISE KC

Airline History Museum

A Startup Celebration and Happy Hour Presented by Revolution.

5:30 PM

ST. LOUIS, MO/ OCT 10

Fireside Chat

Washington University in St Louis Frick Forum (Bauer Hall & Knight Hall)

Conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons. Presented by The Atlantic.

10:00 AM

Pitch Competition

T-REX

Watch St. Louis' best startups compete to earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

3:30 PM

RISE St. Louis

City Museum

A Startup Celebration and Happy Hour Presented by Revolution.

5:00 PM

Ready to Take Your Company to the Next Level?

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY

  • Engine
  • Startup Grind