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PRESS AVAILABILITY: Steve Case, Luke Skurman, Bill Generett, Debra Lam Headline “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour’s Stop in Pittsburgh on June 25

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In cities across America, we are witnessing a “Rise of the ‘Entrepreneurial’ Rest.” To celebrate the changing landscape of our entrepreneurial economy, Steve Case is spearheading the Rise of the Rest Road Tour, which will stop in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, June 25th. Members of the media are invited to join a press availability with local and national entrepreneurs and civic leaders to discuss trends bolstering Pittsburgh’s startup economy, and the efforts to shine a national spotlight on young, high-growth companies outside of Silicon Valley.

What:

          “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour with Steve Case – Pittsburgh Press Availability
 

When:

June 25, 2014
9:30 a.m. EDT
Remarks followed by Q&A
 

Where:

Market Square
Downtown
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 

Who:

Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution
Debra Lam, chief innovation and performance officer, City of Pittsburgh
Luke Skurman, CEO and founder, Niche Social; Chairman, Thrill Mill
Bill Generett, CEO, Urban Innovation 21
 

More Info:

 

Following the press availability, reporters are welcome to board the Rise of the Rest Road Tour bus
to join the day’s events, including visits to local companies and organizations at the heart of
Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (Startup Town, TechShop, Thread International and Thrill
Mill); a visit to Carnegie Mellon including remarks from university president Subra Suresh; a
fireside chat at Alpha Lab Gear; and the pitch competition, where the winner will take home a
$100K investment from Steve Case.
 
The Rise of the Rest Road Tour launches in Detroit on June 24th, and the bus will travel to Pittsburgh
on June 25th, Cincinnati on June 26th, and conclude in Nashville on June 27th. In addition to
Revolution, UP Global, and Google for Entrepreneurs, tour sponsors include Engine and Seed Here

Studio. More information is available at www.riseoftherest.com and by following #riseofrest on

Twitter and Instagram.
 

Contact:

For further details on each day’s itinerary, interview requests for Steve Case or others participating

in the tour, and to join for any or all of the stops on the bus tour, please contact Jade Floyd at

jade.floyd@revolution.com or (202) 467-2047.

Contacts

Revolution
Jade Floyd, 202-467-2047
jade.floyd@revolution.com