They’re high school friends, a husband and wife, clinical psychologist, PhD and author, New Yorkers, serial entrepreneurs, a former IBMer and healthcare gurus. And they’re innovating in digital media, adtech, social media engagement, GovTech, gaming, sales lead generation, health data and candy.

Below, meet the eight local finalists who’ll vie for $100,000 from celebrity investor Steve Case and his Washington D.C. venture capital firm Revolution
Case and team arrive in six days on a huge tour bus for their second stop on a third Rise of the Rest Tour. The team is quickly amassing a network of startup communities and entrepreneurs in cities where startup activity is spiking despite less funding and recognition than in Silicon Valley, New York or Boston. Here’s the full list of companies pitching on the Southeast leg of the tour.