PRESS AVAILABILITY: Steve Case, Governor Bill Haslam Headline “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour’s Stop in Nashville on June 27

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--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 make its final stop in Nashville on Friday, June 27th. Members of the media are invited to join a press availability with local and national entrepreneurs and civic leaders to discuss trends bolstering Nashville’s startup economy, and the efforts to shine a national spotlight on young, high-growth companies outside of Silicon Valley.


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


June 27, 2014
11:30 a.m. CDT
Remarks followed by Q&A


Nashville Entrepreneur Center
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210


Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution
Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee

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Prior to and 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 Nashville’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (Marathon Village, Bow Truss Building); a fireside chat at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place featuring Steve Case and John Ingram; and the pitch competition at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 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 Meredith Balenske at or 202-776-1413.


Meredith Balenske, 202-776-1413