The tour is a nationwide initiative to invest in companies in emerging startup cities. Over a span of five days, the Rise of the Rest team visits five cities. During each tour, Steve Case personally invests $500,000 in local companies.
Here in Ann Arbor, fewer than 10 companies were selected to pitch to Case and his team, after they sifted through hundreds of applications.
Where: Michigan Theater
3 p.m. - Fireside chat
4 p.m. - Pitches begin
6 p.m. - Happy hour
This is the second stop Case and his team will make in Ann Arbor. Case told Michigan Radio that when it comes to tech, Ann Arbor is a force to be reckoned with. “It’s really emerging as a strong startup city," Case said. "It’s sort of the center of gravity in terms of a lot of the innovation in Michigan."
"There are a lot of great things happening in places like Silicon Valley, but there are also great things happening in places like Ann Arbor," Case said.
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