Martin Davison Public Relations is proud to welcome Steve Case, the founder of AOL and leader of “Rise of the Rest,” to Buffalo.
In August, Case announced his 2015 Rise of the Rest Tour at the White House, and Buffalo was chosen as one of five cities for Case to tour – and give $100,000 to a local startup.
Our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem will be showcased on a national stage as Case tours the area’s startup scene and the resources that help them: 43North, dig, Bak USA – just to name a few.
Case will experience growing districts like Larkinville and Canalside, take a ride on the Consumer’s Craft Cruiser with some young professionals, and ultimately end up at RiverWorks, where Marnie LaVigne of Launch NY will interview him before the main event: the pitch competition for $100K. Jordan Levy of Softbank Capital NY will moderate the competition, judged by Buffalo greats including Thurman Thomas and Doug Swift.
Good luck to all of the startups competing!
About Rise of the Rest
The Rise of the Rest tours are a nationwide effort led by Case, who is an investor and an entrepreneur, to showcase – and invest in – entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S. Through the initiative, $1.5 million has been invested in startup businesses across a diverse set of 14 cities including Detroit, Charleston, Pittsburgh and New Orleans.
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MDPR is on the Organizing Committee for the 2015 Rise of the Rest Tour’s Buffalo stop.