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Because there are over 20 colleges in and around the city, great minds are bred in Philadelphia. Philly’s entrepreneurial spirit is garnering national attention with a stop on the Rise of the Rest Tour. The Rise of the Rest Tour stops in cities nationwide to celebrate entrepreneurship by investing in promising startups. This Tuesday, the eight semi-finalists will be competing for a 100k investment from angel investor and AOL Founder Steve Case. The event is being held in the National Constitution Center this Tuesday, September 29 and here are three reason YOU should attend.
The Lineup is Awesome
After being narrowed down from over 130 companies to eight, competition is fierce and the eight companies pitching are awesome. Here is the lineup:
I’m Sorry to Hear– Online funeral planning and funeral advice
Wash Cycle– Dry cleaning and laundry delivery service
Scholly– Scholarship searching made easy
Whose Your Landlord– An app to rate and review your landlord and find your next home
SmartPlate– A plate that identifies, weighs, and analyzes your what you put on it
Focus Food– An urban aquaponic roof farm that is a self-sustaining fish and produce system
Bynder– Mobile collaboration platform for higher ed
LifeVest– An investment market for your health
There are Celebrity Judges
Are you a business person? See editor of Inc. magazine Kimberly Weisul interview Steve Case during the event. Into sports? ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith is one of the judges, as well as Amy Stursburg, the Executive Director of Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
The Event is Free
The public can come to this event, as well as the after party free of charge! RSVP now so you don’t miss this highly anticipated event, Tuesday, September 29th starting at 4 pm.