(ATLANTA–May 07, 15)– Last year’s finalist for the TAG Business Launch Competition, PartPic, has been named the winner of today’s Rise of the Rest Road Tour pitch competition in Atlanta. The company will receive a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.
Founded by Jewel Burks and Jason Crain, PartPic is a technology that facilitates search for replacement parts using a camera enabled mobile device. Their licensed technology will power both end-user facing mobile applications and enterprise ready software that aids customer service representatives in the sell process.
PartPic went up against other startups — each one hand selected from hundreds of entries to compete in the competition:
Groundfloor – lending club for real estate
Cooleaf – employee engagement software for top workplaces
LocalRoots – mobile marketplace for local farms to sell direct to consumers
eCredable – leverages alternative credit to connect “no credit” consumers to creditors
Zyrobotics – provide personalized technology that makes the world accessible to everyone
Reveal Estate – Turbo Tax-like platform that empowers home buyers and saves them money
The Village Microfund – helps develop the economic landscape of low-income communities in the US.
The Rise of the Rest bus tour is part of a broader effort to shine a national spotlight on one of the most important trends shaping America’s economic future – a shift in the geography of high–growth entrepreneurship, and the emergence of strong entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the U.S., not just in Silicon Valley.
The 1,200-mile Rise of the Rest tour travels throughout the southern U.S. from May 4th to May 8th where Steve Case will personally invest a total of $500,000 in local startups and shine a spotlight on the emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems in Richmond, Raleigh-Durham, Charleston, Atlanta and New Orleans.