Orlando Chosen as Kickoff City for Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Road Trip

A few days ago I ran across an interesting post on LinkedIn talking about this upcoming event in Orlando. If you or someone you know works for or owns a technology-based company and is in need of or looking for investment funding you might want to take note.

Revolution’s Rise of the Rest® Road Trip has been around for seven nationwide tours in the United States and it’s about to kick-off its eighth…which will begin here in Orlando (it’s very first stop on the tour and here in Orlando). Revolution’s mission is to help build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives. Essentially anyone can apply (applications close at the end of the day today, 3/11) and pitch to be considered for a $100k investment from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.

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“…the goal of Rise of the Rest is to entice additional investments. Building awareness of Orlando’s tech community, and attracting investment is what will lead to real change.” – Tim Giuliani, CEO and Presidents of the Orlando Economic Partnership.

At each stop on the tour, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund will invest $500,000 in five promising local startups that win the pitch competitions in each visited city ($100,000 will be awarded in each city).

If you’d like additional details on what this all means you can view the official Press Release from the Orlando Economic Partnership.

Do you know someone who could benefit from an investment like this being offered?

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