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Steve Case Talks About His New Book “The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream” - Startup of the Year Podcast

· SOTY Podcast

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from a very special guest, Steve Case, who is currently the Chairman and CEO of Revolution and the Chairman of The Case Foundation. Most notably, he was also the Co-Founder of America Online or AOL.

In 2014, Steve also launched Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, an initiative to accelerate the growth of tech startups across the country. Steve is also the author of the book The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future which came out in 2017.

Steve is also the author of a new book “The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream.” In the book he dives into the startup communities that are transforming cities nationwide that he learned about while on the Rise of the Rest’s signature road trips.

The book will be available on September 27, 2022, and you can pick up your own copy at the following link: 

On another note, we share a new event we’re hosting for the startup community coming up on October 4th at 3:30 PM ET as part of our new “Grow Your Startup” Series, titled “What’s In A Pitch Deck?” hosted by Frank Gruber. Details on this free event can be found at the following link: 

We also again highlight one of the startups from our community and that company is AlohaBoomBoxes, which finally allows you to play your favorite songs without having to connect to your smartphone. Now you can take your music with you anywhere with 4G/5G LTE and Solar charging capabilities. Learn more about them at:

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Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year.  

The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment. 

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