DENVER -- A billionaire brought his startup business investment event to Denver on Monday.
AOL's co-founder Steve Case's "Rise of the Rest" event focuses on small companies with new ideas, in need of a little push.
The event begins with a bus tour that stops at several local companies including Denver's HyprLoco software company. Case meets with owners and CEOs to talk about where the businesses are and how they got there.
In the afternoon, the "Rise of the Rest" pitch competition hosts eight local startups who make their arguments on why they're the best startup in Denver. The winner receives a $100,000 investment prize.
The tour is also making stops in Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix. This tour has invested nearly $2 million dollars in multiple cities over the last few years.