PRESS AVAILABILITY: Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Steve Case, Mayor John Cranley, James Fisher Headline “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour’s Stop in Cincinnati on June 26

CINCINNATI--()--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 Cincinnati on Thursday, June 26th. Members of the media are invited to join a press availability with local and national entrepreneurs and civic leaders to discuss trends bolstering Cincinnati’s startup economy, and the efforts to shine a national spotlight on young, high-growth companies outside of Silicon Valley.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, chair of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative will join the Cincinnati stop of the “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour. Announced in April, PAGE is an ongoing collaboration between some of America's most prominent entrepreneurs, the White House, the Department of Commerce, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. PAGE members – including Steve Case – are working to challenge and inspire budding entrepreneurs and raise awareness of the many resources available to them.


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


June 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. EDT
Remarks followed by Q&A


Fountain Square
Corner of East 5th St & Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce
Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution
John Cranley, Mayor of Cincinnati
James Fisher, CEO of Roadtrippers

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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 Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (DotLoop, Cintrifuse, Roadtrippers); a fireside chat at Brandery featuring Secretary Pritzker and Steve Case; and the pitch competition at Know Theatre, 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 and by following #riseofrest on Twitter and Instagram.



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 or (202) 467-2047.



Jade Floyd, 202-467-2047