RISE Partners with Smart+Leisure

Just as RISE utilized technology to bring the sharing economy to air travel, our newest partner, SmartLeisure is using technology to “offer people a new and smarter way to own the leisure assets that enrich their lives”. We had the pleasure of  meeting SmartLeisure CEO, Nick Nascone, at a networking event in Austin recently and the … Read More

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

  Last week, my CEO and I had the opportunity to sit with a handful of our members to talk all things RISE…what they like, what they don’t like, what they’d like to see more (or less) of as we continue to grow and expand. This informal “focus group” over lunch at a Mexican food … Read More

Why RISE Is Right For You

A lot has been written in the past year about RISE in major newspapers, magazines, social media and (of course) this blog. Although there’s no lack of information out there about what we’re doing and why, it can be difficult to quickly digest in order to determine whether or not this service is right for … Read More


It’s the most wonderful – and stressful – time of the year. The to-do lists get longer, the shopping centers get more crowded and finding the perfect gift for that special someone can seem next to impossible. At RISE, our mission is to give you back time in your life so we tapped into our … Read More

Elf On A Plane

Meet Orville, the RISE Elf. Orville is a huge fan of flying RISE and tends to sneak onboard from time to time in order to get between Texas cities more efficiently (his other form of transportation is unavailable this time of year). Orville will be taking a few RISE flights throughout the holiday season so … Read More