Orlando eager for VC competition backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

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    A well-known venture capital competition headed to Orlando and the Southeast is shaping up to have a record number of participation.

    Washington, D.C.-based investment firm Revolution Growth LLC — founded by AOL co-founder Steve Case — will kick off its 8th Rise of the Rest bus tour in Orlando on April 29. But choosing which startup business owners will participate in the competition may be tough, as the group has a lot of applicants to sift through.

    “This year, we received more than 100 applications in each city —  the most combined that we’ve ever received for a Rise of the Rest Road Trip,” Martin De Leon, communications manager for Revolution, told Orlando Business Journal.