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October 16, 2014 - Forbes - The criteria was simple: be one of the chosen participants at the Under 30 Summit, comprised in large part of honorees from a Forbes 30 Under 30 list, or else be an under 30 entrepreneur based from our host city, Philadelphia. (In keeping with Case’s Rise of the Rest tour, Silicon Valley start-ups, which have access to a torrent of capital were excluded.) The prize is immense: an equity investment of $150,000 from Steve Case ($100,000), Forbes Media and Carter — a hell of a team to have in your corner.
October 15, 2014 - Chicago Tribune - Ted Leonsis has served on the board of Chicago-based e-commerce firm Groupon since 2009 and became its chairman last year. He heads a company that owns the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals and the WNBA's Washington Mystics. He has a long association with Web company AOL. Leonsis took a break from Chicago Ideas Week to meet with the Tribune Editorial Board on Wednesday.
October 15, 2014 - The Capital Times - Some states have managed to retool their economies to a certain degree but it’s not an easy task, says Steve Case, the founder of AOL who visited Madison recently as part of this “Rise of the Rest Road Tour” aimed at highlighting entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley.
October 15, 2014 - Chicago Tribune - Ted Leonsis, the former senior AOL executive-turned-sports-team-owner/tech investor/dabbler in whatever interests him, sat down with his coffee Wednesday in the Argo Tea on the first floor of Tribune Tower and told me the building is haunted.
October 14, 2014 - Technical.ly - Steve Case, the investor who recently wrapped up a tour of the American Heartland by bus, told us about the silent tech hubs hiding in plain sight. Case believes that places like Madison, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Kansas City and Saint Louis have their own entrepreneurial strengths.
October 14, 2014 - Inc. - On Monday I was in Madison, Wis., with Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL and chairman of Revolution, on his Rise of the Rest Tour. The five-city bus ride was launched to support the development of entrepreneurship in states other than the "big 3" (California, New York, and Massachusetts), where 80 percent of venture funding is directed.
October 14, 2014 - St. Louis Public Radio - A high-profile entrepreneur is calling on the community to do more to support St. Louis-area startups. "We just need to tell that story. That’s not to say that Silicon Valley won’t continue to be great and New York City isn’t great and Boston isn’t great, but St. Louis is great too," said A-O-L Co-Founder Steve Case during a stop on Friday at Washington University.
October 13, 2014 - Entrepreneur - On a massive bus in the heart of America, a group of tech entrepreneurs and investors are spreading glad tidings about entrepreneurship and startups in cities that don't exactly scream innovation. Many people have tried to jumpstart the innovation engine across the country, but few have as much experience and clout to pull it off as Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, and chairman of DC-based investment firm Revolution.
October 13, 2014 - St. Louis Business Journal - Synek Draft System, a crowd-sourced draft beer dispenser that seeks to allow users to drink any beer — at any time — from their kitchen countertop, won a $100,000 investment from Steve Case on Friday as part of the AOL co-founder’s Rise of the Rest Road Tour.
October 10, 2014 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - America Online co-founder Steve Case speaks in Kansas City on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of his Rise of the Rest bus tour to promote entrepreneurship in the Midwest. Steve Case, an East Coast celebrity entrepreneur and venture capitalist, spent this week in what his peers would consider flyover country.
October 9, 2014 - Time - Steve Case: It is gratifying to see so many passionate entrepreneurs now focused on disrupting the food industry. We know that what (and how much) we eat has a significant impact on our lives—so more innovation is needed to give people better tools to make better choices, and to serve up healthier and more convenient options.
October 8, 2014 - Twin Cities Business - Mankato-based 75F is on a hot streak. The startup company just landed its second six-figure prize within the last month in head-to-head competition with other fledgling companies. On Tuesday, the producer of wireless heating and cooling management won the Minneapolis leg of a five-city pitch competition hosted by AOL co-founder Steve Case.