AOL Co-Founder and Revolution CEO to Deliver Kickoff Keynote on Oct. 17
First 100 People to Register Receive Case’s New Book
Steve Case, one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, will kick off San Antonio Startup Week with a keynote address on Monday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. on the 24th floor of Frost Tower. SA Startup Week is a seven-day celebration of entrepreneurship including educational panels, actionable workshops, activations, and events taking place in downtown San Antonio from October 16 – 22.
Case is a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. He co-founded AOL in 1985 and under his leadership and vision, AOL became the largest and most valuable Internet company, driving the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society.
Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm that backs entrepreneurs at every stage of their development. Revolution Growth has invested in growth-stage companies including Sweetgreen, Tempus, DraftKings, and Clear. Revolution Ventures has backed more than two dozen venture-stage companies, including Framebridge and PolicyGenius. The Rise of the Rest Seed Fund has invested in more than 200 startups in over 100 U.S. cities, in partnership with many of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors. Case was recently named co-chair of the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Council will advise on the development of a National Entrepreneurship Strategy and continue to support policies that will ensure America’s competitiveness globally.
Case is also the author of the forthcoming book Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream, and the New York Times bestselling book The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.
“We are excited to have Steve Case share his passion for helping entrepreneurs navigate the startup journey through his storytelling and real-world examples. His new book, Rise of the Rest, is based on the idea that cities can be renewed and rise again if they develop a vibrant startup culture, which is exactly what we are building in showcasing in this year’s SA Startup Week,” said Phillip Hernandez, COO of Geekdom, which is managing SA Startup Week.
SA Startup Week will offer free, signed copies of Rise of the Rest to the first 100 people who register to attend. SA Startup Week is free to participants, but registration is required. Visit https://sasw.co/ to attend.
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SA Startup Week is a seven-day celebration of entrepreneurship from October 16-22 in downtown San Antonio. Startup founders and those interested in entrepreneurship will experience a mix of educational panels, actionable workshops, hyper-local activations, and city-building events. Participation is free, but registration is required. Visit https://sasw.co/attend/ to register. SA Startup Week is hosted by Geekdom in partnership with the 80|20 Foundation and Trinity University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Learn more at https://sasw.co/.