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April 7, 2015 - Success Magazine - Decades after putting America online, AOL co-founder Steve Case champions budding entrepreneurs and spotlights startup activities outside Silicon Valley. We join his bus tour as he touts the “Rise of the Rest.”
April 6, 2015 - Inc. - If you're having one of those days, here are 41 quotes that will inspire you to pick yourself up and keep going. "You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions." --Steve Case
April 3, 2015 - The Washington Post - Seventy years ago, Detroit was the technology capital of the United States. Seventy years earlier, at the height of steel’s golden age, it was Pittsburgh. During both periods, Steve Case points out, the stretch of California running from San Jose to San Francisco — what we now know as Silicon Valley — was mostly farmland. Its signature export wasn’t computer chips or mobile apps. It was prunes.
April 3, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - Four female-founded startups made pitches at the annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day that caught Steve Case’s attention. Case will invest $100,000 in each of them, after the Demo Day’s pitch competition. Case says the companies represent his “Rise of the Rest” theory — that great startups exist outside of Silicon Valley and New York.
April 3, 2015 - Charlotte Business Journal - Four female-founded startups made pitches at the annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day that caught the attention of AOL co-founder Steve Case. Case will invest $100,000 in each of them, after the Demo Day’s pitch competition. Case says the companies represent his “Rise of the Rest” theory — that great startups exist outside of Silicon Valley and New York.
April 2, 2015 - Entrepreneur - SXSW has passed and we’ve had a little time to reflect on what we saw and what it meant. Winner: Cities, regions and countries We expect Steve Case to talk about investing in local economies, especially as his panel dovetailed with his new Rise of the Rest platform celebrating regional innovation.
April 1, 2015 - Street Fight - Over the past two decades, Tige Savage has emerged as one of the most prolific backers of local technology startups. Savage, now the managing director at Revolution Ventures, backed Zipcar in the mid-2000’s, bet on LivingSocial just before the deals craze hit in the early 2010’s, and now serves on the board of Booker, the salon booking firm that raised $30 million from Revolution Ventures, FirstData and others earlier this year.
March 31, 2015 - Forbes - In the eyes of AOL founder and venture capitalist Steve Case, such is the power of advanced manufacturing at the dawn of the third wave of the Internet. Steve Case believes advanced manufacturing represents a juggernaut linking the power of productivity gains with innovation, workforce competitiveness, and big data as the Industrial Internet unfolds.
March 28, 2015 - The Daily Beast - “South by Southwest allows me as a Republican to interact with people that I might not normally come in contact with, to pursue issues that I think are broadly supported across the political spectrum,” he says. Moran eagerly brings up the Start-Up legislation, backed by AOL founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case that he’s co-sponsored with Virginia Democrat Mark Warner.
March 27, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - Case believes broader changes are underway in the global technology sector that stand to benefit the region especially, for one very simple reason - the proximity to the federal government.
March 27, 2015 - Washington Business Journal - I caught up with Steve Case earlier this week about the latest chapter in his Rise of the Rest tour, and why the third wave of the Internet should prop up D.C.'s tech ecosystem. He also mentioned a few interesting tidbits about why the millennial generation (a somewhat annoying, amorphous title, but I'll take it) are more likely to break into the world of entrepreneurship.
March 26, 2015 - The Washington Post - Before Steve Case co-founded America Online 30 years ago and became a billionaire, his second job out of college was helping develop new styles of slices in Wichita, Kansas, for Pizza Hut. The food business, he quickly found, was packed with risks and surprises, making it a minefield for entrepreneurs.

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