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On Tuesday, October 10, AOL co-founder Steve Case kicked off his Rise of the Rest tour in Central PA. Case visited the Aspire Ventures offices in Lancaster to chat about innovation and collaboration within our local startup ecosystem, and to get a first-hand view of everything we’re working on here at Aspire. As a result, Aspire had considerable mentions in both local and national media outlets. Read more about the exciting coverage we received below.

    •    VentureBeat spoke to our founder, Sam Abadir, about the challenges startups and incubators face outside of Silicon Valley. The article drew attention to our unique model of pooled resources and a shared team of staffers within our ventures to emphasize the importance of more large-scale collaboration between the Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg startup communities. Check out the full article here.


    •    Axios mentioned us in a recent article regarding how the Central PA manufacturing scene has been dealing with the recent technological upheaval. The article highlighted the importance of a “shared” workforce, pointing to Aspire’s symbiotic model that encourages cross-pollination of specialized workers between all of our ventures. You can check out the article here.


    •    During his visit, Case also took a look at our Connexion Health kiosk and spoke to Mike Monteiro, our chief product officer, about how smaller local communities can succeed in the health technology sphere. You can read the rest of Central Penn Business Journal’s article here.


    •    LancasterOnline highlighted Aspire in a recent video about Case’s Rise of the Rest tour, which began in Central PA on Tuesday.  “[The tour] is really about celebrating American entrepreneurs all over the country,” said Case in the interview. Check out the short video here.


    •    MarketWired published a press release on Monday detailing Aspire’s collaboration with key healthcare partners, such as Lancaster General Health, Capital BlueCross, and Clio Health,as well as Aspire’s involvement in the Rise of the Rest tour. Take a look at the full release here.