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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
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Although sometimes overshadowed by its industrial past, Milwaukee is home to six Fortune 500 companies. Over the past few years these employers have partnered with public entities and an impressive network of junior and four-year colleges to engage top graduates and put them on career tracks locally, yielding tremendous outcomes for the employers, students, and the community at large.

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Michael Hostad

Executive Director, The Commons/MiKE
Michael Hostad is the Executive Director of Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) and co-founder of The Commons, which is an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. MiKE creates programs that lead to partnerships between corporations and emerging talent networks. The Commons is an... Read More →

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Chio Cabrera

Commons Alumna & Student, The Commons
Rocio Chio Cabrera has spent the last three years working to innovate small and large businesses in the Milwaukee area. She is an alumna of The Commons program where she founded a start-up and worked with ManpowerGroup's innovation project. She continues to participate in The Commons... Read More →
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Ruth Harper

Vice President Global Strategic Communications, ManpowerGroup
Ruth is responsible for strategic communications, research, thought leadership and content creation across ManpowerGroup’s 80 countries and family of brands - Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Right Management. Ruth also leads ManpowerGroup’s partnership with the... Read More →
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Joe Poeschl

Cofounder, The Commons
After graduating from Marquette and MIAD in 2008, Joe Poeschl founded a web software design and development consultancy, where he lead the product design, project management and business strategy for web startups across the country. Joe also co-founded Startup Milwaukee, an organization... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
Guma Gallery
  Government & Society, Summit
  • Festival (FREE), Included in Summit Badge, or Individually Ticketed Summit