Rise of the Rest Tour – Photo Courtesy of Jekko.com

This past week, CEO Luke Skurman and other Niche team members attended the Rise of the Rest pitch competition, where startups presented their business plans in the hope of gaining a $100,000 investment from Steve Case. Who came out on top? Sole Power, a company that converts energy from your footsteps into electricity.

Rise of the Rest Tour- Photo Courtesy of Jekko.com

Back at the office, here’s what we read and talked about this week: