‘Rise of the Rest’ entrepreneurial road tour stops at Washington University Oct. 10

Events include fireside chat on campus, $100,000 pitch competition at startup hub T-Rex

Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone interested in the future of the U.S. economy — the Rise of the Rest Road Tour is headed to St. Louis and will be hosting a Fireside Chat at Washington University in St. Louis at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Frick Forum.

The chat, moderated by The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons, will feature Steve Case, co-founder of AOL Inc. and CEO of Revolution, an investment firm focused on building disruptive, innovative companies that benefit consumers.

Rise of the Rest is a five-city, five-day bus tour spotlighting emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Midwest. Other stops on the tour include Madison, Wis., Minneapolis, Des Moines, Ia., and Kansas City, Mo.

After the event at Washington University, the tour will head to downtown startup hub T-Rex for a pitch competition, where ten of St. Louis’ startups will compete for a $100,000 investment from Case.

The deadline to apply for the business pitch competition is Sunday, Sept. 21.

For more information, visit riseoftherest.com.