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Why the Steve Case visit was such a big deal for Philadelphia (Technically Philly)

Posted on October 1, 2015 — Kat Hinkel

From Technically Philly – Sometimes you just need somebody else to notice you.

That’s what it felt like Tuesday, when AOL founder and investor Steve Case came to town on his Rise of the Rest bus tour, aiming to showcase tech sectors outside of Silicon Valley and New York. Case’s attention felt like an acknowledgment, a way of saying, “We see you” to tech scenes that are aching to be seen.

“We’re trying to get the word out to the rest of the country,” said Brett Topche, an investor with MentorTech Ventures who helped organize the local tour. “Outside of Philly, I don’t think that people know that stuff is going on here.”

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