Dear Raleigh-Durham Community,

I’d like to invite you to three special events on 5/5 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 Raleigh-Durham startup community on 5/5 to shed a light on the great work underway and discuss how to grow the economy moving forward. Steve will make a $100,000 investment in a local startup while he’s in Raleigh-Durham, 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).

Feel free to RSVP to all three events or whichever ones you can attend:

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

5pm on 5/5: Happy Hour Party with Steve Case (TBD Venue Downtown) RSVP LINK

Finally, if you have a startup interested in pitching for a $100k investment on 5/5, make sure to have them apply before 4/20


PS – here is a recent article on the Rise of the Rest Tour