Keystone Edge – York healthcare tech startup scores $100K at Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest

Article featured by Keystone Edge. The Rise of the Rest (ROTR) tour bus has pulled out of Central Pennsylvania and Steve Case, founder of AOL, is writing a personal check for $100,000 to a York startup. Device Events has developed a cloud-based software platform that provides information about the adverse effects associated with medical devices. Ben Franklin Technology [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Rise of the Rest|

LNP – York-based Device Events wins $100K investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case during Rise of the Rest visit

Story featured on LancasterOnline. Steve Case ended his daylong tour of central Pennsylvania by making a $100,000 investment in Device Events, a York-based software company that tracks reported problems with medical devices. Then, with his Rise of the Rest tour headed for Ann Arbor, Michigan, the AOL co-founder said it’s up to everyone in central [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Rise of the Rest|

LNP – Rise of the Rest: 4 Lancaster firms among regional finalists in push to fund tech outside Silicon Valley

Story featured on LancasterOnline. A four-minute speech is potentially all that separates four Lancaster startups from a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case. So it’s an important four minutes. The Lancaster companies are among nine Central Pennsylvania finalists competing today for the investment as part of Case’s Rise of the Rest initiative, which seeks to [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Rise of the Rest|

VentureBeat – Steve Case looks to buoy the Rust Belt with latest ‘Rise of the Rest’ tour

Story published by VentureBeat If Steve Case has his way, the next generation of workers will know the Upper Midwest not as the Rust Belt, but as the Startup Belt. Today, former AOL cofounder Case kicked off the sixth iteration of his Rise of the Rest tour in the central Pennsylvania cities of Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster. [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Rise of the Rest|

LNP – Local technology startups share benefits, drawbacks of launching new ventures in Lancaster

Article featured on LancasterOnline. VIZpin designs and makes software and devices that turn smartphones into door and garage keys. VIZpin, which previously operated as ECKey, is moving this week from Manheim Township to a new headquarters at 355 E. Liberty St. The company, which has been around Lancaster since 2012, has attracted some significant backers, including [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest| – It’s ‘kind of a mystery’ how Rise of the Rest landed on Central Pa.

Article featured as part of Grow PA on Next month, eight startup companies from the Central Pennsylvania area will compete for a chance at $100,000 as part of the Rise of the Rest tour. AOL founder Steve Case started Rise of the Rest in an effort to find startups outside of traditional enclaves like New York City and Silicon [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

LNP – Column: Local innovators will be spotlighted during October visit from AOL co-founder

 Column featured in Lancaster Newspapers. In late June, Central Pennsylvania was announced as an October stop on the Rise of the Rest tour. This tour, led by AOL co-founder Steve Case and his teammate, J.D. Vance, elevates the importance of communities like Lancaster, York and Harrisburg to advance disruptive innovation and technology. Young companies that [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

ROTR Pitch Training – presented by Ben Franklin Technology Partners

By | July 24th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

AOL founder Steve Case is coming to Central PA to give away $100K

Article featured in Keystone Edge. It isn’t every day that AOL founder Steve Case comes to town with money burning a hole in his pocket. But on October 10, Case and J.D. Vance, author of the best-selling 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy, will ride into Central Pennsylvania on the sixth “Rise of the Rest” (ROTR) tour bus, looking to [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Latest-News, Rise of the Rest|

Beyond the Valley of the CEOs – Bringing Big Tech to Small Towns

Steve Case spoke to Joshua Johnson on WAMU's 1A Venture capital is concentrated on the coasts. Most of the investment for new, high-tech businesses goes to Silicon Valley, New York or Boston. Steve Case wants to change that. As co-founder of AOL, Case (and countless free CDs mailed to homes) got the nation connected. Now he’s [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Rise of the Rest|