The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream | Business


The new book from Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and New York Times bestselling author ThatRise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream will be published this fall by Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Case, who also co-founded Revolution — an investment firm that has backed more than 200 startups — has become an advocate for innovators across the country who are building game-changing companies, renewing communities and creating new jobs.

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In 2014, Steve Case launched Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, an initiative to accelerate the growth of startups outside of Silicon Valley. Rise of the Rest is based on a simple idea: talent is shared equally, but opportunity is not. Today, around 75% of all venture capital in the US goes to just three states: New York, Massachusetts and California. A visionary founder himself, Case believes that great entrepreneurs and ideas can thrive with the right support and investment. Because the technology sector has been concentrated in so few areas, the economic benefits of technology growth have not reached enough places in the US. Today, the US economy is the largest in the world, a testament to several generations of pioneering entrepreneurs. America’s continued leadership will depend on our ability to level the playing field for the next generation of entrepreneurs, so more people, in more places, can participate in the innovation economy.

In ThatRise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream, Case takes readers on an exciting journey into the startup communities transforming cities across the country. The Rise of the Rest’s signature bus tours have reached more than 40 cities and traveled more than 11,000 miles to shine a spotlight on communities large and small as they embrace a new technology-enabled future. Along the way, Case introduces readers to dozens of entrepreneurs whose inspiring stories of struggle and success align with the most iconic examples of American invention. Whether it’s indoor farming in coal country, freight logistics in Chattanooga, or styrofoam alternatives in Richmond, VA, these founders are leveraging regional strengths and betting on the future of innovation outside of coastal tech hubs.

Steve Fall is one of America’s best-known and most successful entrepreneurs and a pioneer who made the Internet a part of everyday life. He co-founded America Online in 1985, when only 3 percent of people were online an average of just 1 hour a week. He saw the possibilities of the digital future and built AOL into the largest and most valuable Internet company (and the first Internet company to go public) in the 1990s. Case’s passion for helping entrepreneurs remains his driving force. He was founding chairman of the Startup America Partnership, an initiative launched at the White House in 2011 to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship in every region of the country. Case was also a founding member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Entrepreneurship. He was actively involved in the passage of the bipartisan JOBS Act in 2012, which made it easier for startups to raise capital. His involvement in politics led Politically calling him “Washington’s Tech Whisperer” in 2017.

The rise of the rest

How entrepreneurs in surprising places are building the new American dream

Of Steve Fall

Publisher : Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster (September 27, 2022)

Extent: 272 pages

ISBN13: 9781982191849

HC, $28.00

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