ROCKLAND, MAINE – Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer at Dream Local Digital, will compete against seven other local small businesses to win the “Rise of the Rest Road Trip with Steve Case” event on October 2 at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME. Shannon will pitch Dream Local Digital to AOL co-founder Steve Case and other investors and executives from the investment firm Revolution, LLC, in a competition to win an investment of $100,000 in funding for Dream Local Digital.
Dream Local Digital a marketing agency specializing in interactive media, marketing, SEO and social media. Prior to founding Dream Local, Ms. Kinney worked on the development of successful Internet products and brands such as cars.com and careerbuilder.com. Her experience navigating the dynamics of a fast-growing company will be invaluable in pitching Dream Local’s business model to Steve Case and Revolution, who are seeking a business outside of major tech hubs like Silicon Valley, New York and Boston that is using technology to disrupt the status quo.
“Dream Local is honored to have been invited to pitch our business model to Steve Case and Revolution,” said Kinney. “Every day we demonstrate how small and medium companies everywhere can cost-effectively promote themselves locally, nationally, or internationally, through innovative use of digital media. Our own business model and the model that we promote to our clients are in perfect alignment, which places us in a strong position for the Rise of the Rest competition. Also, the entire Rise of Rest movement is designed to create opportunities in communities that are fostering startups and innovation. I’m honored to represent Maine to such a distinguished group.” – Shannon Kinney, Dream Local Digital’s Founder and Client Success Officer
If you would like attend the Pitch Competition and Startup Celebration on October 2 and support Dream Local Digital, visit the Rise of the Rest website.
About Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” Contest:
Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest Road Trip with Steve Case” believes that new era for entrepreneurship has begun in the U.S., in which high-growth companies can start and scale anywhere. The event is a nationwide effort to tell this story and work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. Since 2014, Steve Case, the Revolution team, and partners have visited 14 cities and invested a total of $1.5 million in new businesses.