Silicon Valley…New York City… the start-up and business capitals of the US, but what about those smaller vibrant communities that have entrepreneurs lurking around every corner?  They don’t get as much recognition but they could have the idea of a lifetime.  Well that is exactly what Steve Case thought when he started his campaign and cross country road trip “Rise of the Rest.”  Rise of the Rest is a once in a lifetime opportunity for entrepreneurs in MADISON, Minneapolis, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Kansas City to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas for a chance to win $100,000 in investment from Steve Case.

Rise of the Rest will be held in Madison on October 6th at the Majestic Theatre in Downtown Madison.  The 3 part event starts with a Fireside Chat at 2:30 where entrepreneurs will start their journey by having conversation with Steve Case, Steve Clemons, and other innovators about their dream of starting their own business.  After the chat will be the Pitch Competition, where Madison’s brave entrepreneurs/start ups will compete and pitch their ideas in hopes of earning a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.  After the competition will be the final event: Rise Madison, where the winner will be announced and a start up celebration will commence.

If you think you have what it takes or you just want to attend the once in a lifetime event, head to: Rise of the Rest to sign up or RSVP!

Innovation can be anywhere, in any city, in any person.  It just takes one pitch to change your life, so why not let it?