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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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Thursday, April 12 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
American Evolution Innovators Cup Now Open

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This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity assembles the best and brightest student entrepreneurs in Virginia to pitch their businesses to celebrity judges for cash prizes totaling $20,000. 

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Ace Callwood

CEO, Painless1099
Ace Callwood is the co-founder and CEO of Painless1099, a smart platform that manages 1099s, benefits, and taxes for independent contractors and their clients. Prior to Painless1099, Ace co-founded Coffitivity, an ambient sound app that was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Sites of... Read More →

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Jen Finn

SVP, Small Business Bank, Capital One
As the Head of Payments & Servicing for Capital One’s Small Business Bank, Jen brings a passion for small business and entrepreneurship. She leads COF’s community investments that support innovation in the region and serves as Vice Chairman of the Activation Council, which inspires... Read More →
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Steve Huffman

CEO & Cofounder, Reddit
Steve Huffman is the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, the "front page of the internet" and fourth most visited site in the U.S. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hipmunk, the popular online travel company. Raised in northern Virginia, Huffman pursued his passion for programming... Read More →
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Nancy Twine

CEO, Briogeo Hair Care
Relying on her traditional, modest roots and deep-seeded passion for clean beauty, Nancy vacated her position as Vice President of the Commodities Sales division at Goldman Sachs, to follow her dream of becoming a natural beauty entrepreneur. Briogeo was inspired by a family tradition... Read More →

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American Evolution

AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. Featured events, programs, and legacy projects inspire local, national, and international engagement in the themes... Read More →
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Jefferson Theater
  Entrepreneurship & Investment, Festival (FREE)