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Steve Case

Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC; Co-Founder, America Online; Author

Steve Case is one of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest corporate merger in history.

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One of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, best-known as co-founder of America Online and CEO of Revolution LLC, Steve Case has a passion for building startups that can change the world. Under Case’s 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. In 2000, Case orchestrated the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner.

Case will take attendees behind the scenes to some of the most consequential business decisions of our time, discuss the innovative companies he works with as CEO of Revolution, and offer audiences of any industry a roadmap for success in the coming Third Wave when entrepreneurs change the way we live our lives by transforming major “real world” sectors like health, education, transportation, energy, and food. A rare, bipartisan statesman advocating on behalf of entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., Case will also explain his tireless work with Democrats and Republicans to pass policy reforms that help more entrepreneurs start businesses.

Case predicts that we’re at the dawn of the next technological revolution unlike anything we’ve seen before—the Third Wave of the internet—and he offers attendees expertise, fresh perspectives, and critical advice on how to cope with these significant changes.

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Steve Case’s Speech Topics

  • The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream

    In 2014, Steve Case launched Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, an initiative to accelerate the growth of tech startups across the country. Rise of the Rest is based on a simple idea: cities can be renewed and rise again if they develop a vibrant startup culture. A visionary entrepreneur himself, Case believes that great entrepreneurs can be found anywhere, and can thrive with the proper support and investment. In fact, they’re key to the American DNA. But America needs help keeping its promises, as it is harder today for innovators who live outside the major tech hubs. For most of the past decade, seventy-five percent of venture capital has gone to just three states—California, New York, and Massachusetts—while the forty-seven states making up the rest of the country have been forced to share the remaining twenty-five percent. And it’s even harder for some people no matter where they live. Less than ten percent of venture capital currently goes to female founders, and less than one percent to Black founders. Since new companies—startups—are responsible for net new job creation, it is essential that entrepreneurs everywhere have the opportunity to start and scale companies. Rise of the Rest is about leveling the playing field for everybody, and in the process creating opportunity and jobs for the people and places that have been left behind.


    Case will discuss stories of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leadership who are changing the trajectory of cities and towns across the country. He tackles how the pandemic has changed the course of innovation by altering the flow of talent and capital and created new questions around the future of work.

  • The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future

    In his #1 best-selling business book, The Third Wave, Steve Case argues that we’re entering the Third Wave of the internet—a period when entrepreneurs will change the way we live our lives by leveraging new technologies to transform real world sectors like health, education, transportation, energy and food. The First Wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The Second Wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leveraged the smartphone revolution to become overnight successes. But, Case predicts, success in the forthcoming Third Wave will require a brand new set of skillsets for CEOs, entrepreneurs, policymakers and ordinary Americans. By looking back at his decision-making during some of the most consequential moments in business history in order to explain the current landscape, Case explains how attendees will need to rethink their relationships with customers, competitors and governments alike, and offers a forward-thinking roadmap for navigating in this new paradigm.

What other organizations say about Steve Case

Steve was wonderfully personable for our students, sponsors, and hosts. It was evident that Steve had taken the time to go on our university website and learn about us. People notice that sort of thing. He was gracious, genuine, and unhurried. Per the presentation, Steve’s comments were insightful, at times humorous, retrospective, and forward-looking. He offered concrete illustrations, such as moving from 30,000 feet to ground level, Detroit 75 years ago as the “then Silicon Valley,” examples of “the rise of the rest,” and more. A good day for Whitworth.

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