In 2010, we had the chance to host Brad Feld and David Cohen at Bay 7 in Durham during their book tour. Over 300 paid $10 each to show them what the area was about.
Again in 2012 we had the chance to showcase the region for TechCrunch and over 700 Triangle fans sent them a very clear message.
On May 5th we get to do it again.
Rise of the Rest Tour
I’d like to invite you to join me on May 5 as part of the “Rise of the Rest” tour with Steve Case. As you may have heard Steve Case, the founder of America Online and Chair and CEO of Revolution, will be holding a series of public and private meetings and visiting with entrepreneurs, investors, CEOs, political leaders, and others in the Triangle startup community on May 5 to shed a light on the great work underway and discuss how to grow the Triangle economy moving forward. Steve will make a $100,000 investment in a local startup while he’s in the Triangle, as well.

This is part of Steve’s and Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” bus tour in which Steve and his team visit select cities, outside of traditional startup hubs, that are showing very promising signs of growth. So far the bus tour has visited 9 cities and this next tour in May starts in Richmond (5/4) and continues on to Raleigh-Durham (5/5), Charleston (5/6), Atlanta (5/7), and New Orleans (5/8).

Registration is now open–limited seats available
2pm on 5/5: Fireside Chat Interview with Steve Case (Carolina Theatre) RSVP LINK
3pm on 5/5: Pitch Competition with Steve Case for $100k (Carolina Theatre) RSVP LINK
Feel free to RSVP to both events or whichever one you can attend.
Looking forward to seeing you there!