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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 • 9:00am - 9:50am
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A host of businesses less than a decade old are redefining the food business in its own unique way. Learn how these explosively successful brands satisfy the tastes of a new generation of consumers.

Moderators
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Cullen Gilchrist

CEO, Union Kitchen DC
As CEO and Co-Founder of Union Kitchen, Gilchrist has partnered with food businesses of all sizes to grow and accelerate their success. He also oversees the operations and management of Union Kitchen’s accelerator program as well as Union Kitchen’s commercial kitchen, distrib... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Melody Koh

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... Read More →
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Christina Liva

Founder, Yay Lunch
Christina started in food editorial reviewing restaurants as an Editor for Zagat/Google, and served as the Food & Travel Editor of goop where ran the test kitchen alongside Editor-in-Chief Gwyneth Paltrow and ate her way through everywhere from Tokyo to West Marin. She later head... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Myers

Bryan Myers

Chief Operating Officer, [solidcore]
Bryan is the Chief Operating Officer for [solidcore]. In his role as COO, Bryan works to ensure that our Studio Managers and Coaches deliver an exceptional experience for our clients and leads the effort to bring [solidcore] to new communities all over the country.


  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Summit


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