AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Visits Atlanta Today To Celebrate Entrepreneurship

512px-Steve_case_05092009Steve Case, co-founder of AOL (remember them?) will be in Atlanta today as part of a road trip to celebrate entrepreneurship and give a cool $100 Grand to some lucky start-up. All this is part of the “Rise Of The Rest Road Trip.”

Here’s more information about the tour from Case’s visit to Charlotte yesterday.

Eight Charleston area startups will be showing their stuff this week as they vie for a big investment from an Internet search pioneer.

The local firms will deliver their best business pitches at a competition Wednesday on board the aircraft carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.

They’ll all be gunning for a $100,000 infusion from AOL co-founder Steve Case.

Case, who now heads up Revolution, a venture capital firm based in Washington, D.C., picked Charleston as one of the stops on his five-city “Rise of the Rest Road Trip.” He’s also scheduled to visit Atlanta, New Orleans, Raleigh and Richmond.

Case will hold a Fireside Chat at 2 PM. The Pitch Competition will take place at 3 PM and a Happy Hour will commence at 5. All events take place at the Opera Nightclub 1150 Cresent Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309. Free tickets are required and are available through their website.