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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 • 10:30am - 11:40am
Data and Trends for Ecosystem Developers Now Open

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What tools and data are available for ecosystem champions in cities across America to build more inclusive, sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems? What are some lessons learned and implementation suggestions for governments and nonprofits alike?

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Sean Carr, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Sean D. Carr, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Professor Carr provides administrative leadership for an endowed... Read More →

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Eva Doss

President & CEO, The Launch Place (TLP)
Eva Doss is the President and CEO of The Launch Place (TLP), a venture development organization located in Danville, VA and in the Research Triangle Park, NC. The Launch Place invests in innovative start-ups with the potential to create economic impact in the Dan River Region from... Read More →
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Melody Koh

Venture Partner, NextView Ventures
Melody is a Venture Partner at NextView Ventures based in its New York office. Prior to joining NextView, Melody was Head of Product at Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN). Melody joined Blue Apron as the first product hire when the company was 18 months old with 20 HQ employees. She helped scale... Read More →
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Johnny Magdaleno

Communications Manager, Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Johnny Magdaleno is the communications manager for the Urban Manufacturing Alliance. He writes policy reports, leads grant applications, writes and distributes press releases, and works with UMA's partners on a variety of writing and research projects. Johnny also works as a journalist... Read More →
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Christiana McFarland

Research Director, National League of Cities
Christiana K. McFarland is the Research Director of the National League of Cities, the nation’s largest advocacy, resource and research organization dedicated to strengthening cities. She directs the organization's research agenda and conducts NLC’s major research initiatives... Read More →
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Joe Whitchurch

Vice President, Capital One
Joe Whitchurch is currently Head of Innovation for Capital One Small Business, leading a team creating best-in-class tools, technology and servicing experiences to help small businesses succeed. 

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Kauffman’s most enduring legacy to his community and the world is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He established the Foundation with the same sense of opportunity he brought to his business endeavors, and, with the same convictions. Kauffman wanted his foundation to... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
Second Street Gallery
  Entrepreneurship & Investment, Summit