Governor Wolf Kicks Off Rise of the Rest Tour to Showcase Central PA Businesses
Governor Wolf will be participating in the Rise of the Rest Tour that will showcase central Pennsylvania businesses. The governor will be joined by Steve Case, the founder of AOL and Revolution who created the Rise of the Rest tours as a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems.
The Rise of the Rest Tour made its first stop in Pennsylvania with a visit to Pittsburgh in 2014, followed by Philadelphia in 2015. The mission of the tour is to meet with local business leaders and entrepreneurs, learn about the challenges they face, and work to encourage economic development and job creation in the region. At the end of the tour, there is a startup pitch competition for local companies. The winning company receives a $100,000 personal investment by Steve Case.
This year’s Rise of the Rest tour will include stops in York, Lancaster, Harrisburg.