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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 10:30am - 11:40am
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Can design transform objects and systems into vessels for social impact? Learn how these designers responded to crises in the world around them, from police brutality to hunger and homelessness.

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Peter Jackson

Portfolio Director, IDEO
Peter Jackson is a portfolio director at IDEO San Francisco, where he is focused on the intersection of consumer experience and organizational design. Prior to joining IDEO, Peter served as senior counselor to now U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and as the first Assistant Director for... Read More →

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Brandon Anderson

Founder & CEO, Raheem AI
Brandon D. Anderson is the Founder of Raheem AI, a secure and anonymous tool to report and review police interactions. The tech nonprofit builds feedback loops for cities to help identify where policing works well and where it can be improved. Raheem AI is sponsored by My Brother's Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foun... Read More →
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Kris Cody

Founder, PAKA
Kris Cody is the founder of PAKA, an alpaca wool sweater company that empowers Peruvian women. PAKA currently employs 17 women weavers and knitters full-time. The funds that Cody has raised will also pay the tuition for one Peruvian woman to attend college.
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Hannah Dehradunwala

Cofounder and CEO, Transfernation
Hannah is the co-founder and CEO of Transfernation, New York City’s first tech-based, on-demand food donation service. Founded while she was still an undergrad, in the last two years, the organization has redistributed over 52,000 pounds of food to countless shelters in Manhattan... Read More →
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Tina Hovsepian

Founder, Cardborigami
Hovsepian is the Design Director at one of the largest developments under construction in downtown LA: Oceanwide Plaza, with the role to oversee the Design of the project and bring Oceanwide’s vision to life. She is also the founder and board chair of Cardborigami, a non-profit... Read More →
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Tim Scott

Co-Founder, Mitscoots Outfitters
Tim Scott is the Co-Founder of Mitscoots Outfitters, a social enterprise on a mission to outfit and employ individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Leveraging his past military and ad world experience, Tim has has bootstrapped his company into 200+ retail partnerships with a... Read More →

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We are a team of experienced, creative, and hard-working designers, developers, and strategists who are passionate about our craft.
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Creating beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world’s leading brands.

Friday April 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
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