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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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Monday, April 9
 

7:00pm

Partner Event: Cville Gives Grant Night
Limited Capacity seats available
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Six regional semi-finalists present their innovative nonprofit idea for a cash grant - up to $10,000 from Cville Gives inaugural grant. Audience donations will also support the finalists. The bigger the turnout, the greater the impact!

Sponsors
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Posner Wealth Management

For generations of families and institutions, Davenport has been a trusted financial advisor, empowering them to steward their wealth with wisdom and confidence.  Employee owned and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with offices throughout the mid-Atlantic, Davenport offers... Read More →


 
Wednesday, April 11
 

7:00pm

Crowdfunded Pitch Night
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
Ten local entrepreneurs pitch to a live audience willing to pledge funds to their favorite contestant. It’s a three minute chance for fledgling founders to share their visions with the community and inspire the crowd to action.

Read more here: https://tomtomfest.com/crowdfunded-pitch-night/

Sponsors
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Citizen Burger Bar

At Citizen Burger Bar, we believe kicking back with a tasty burger and a beer is one of life’s essential liberties. To secure that sacred right for the people of Charlottesville we teamed up with a few exceptional nearby farms and designed a menu around locally produced, top-tier... Read More →
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Community Investment Collaborative

The Community Investment Collaborative initially grew from the personal experience of Toan Nguyen, owner of C’ville Coffee during the recession. After numerous conversations, a workgroup of 48 people with nonprofit, business and education backgrounds came together to better understand... Read More →
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iLab

The W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory, or i.Lab at UVA, is a University of Virginia-wide initiative with the mission of supporting entrepreneurs and innovators both on and beyond the UVA Grounds. To accomplish this mission, the i.Lab provides programs, funding, workspace... Read More →
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UVA Community Credit Union

The UVA Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by individual members, like you. Our strength is in our membership. Our goal is to help you reach your financial goals. Your financial success propels our growth and enables us to offer better products... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Jefferson Theater 110 E. Main Street, Charlottesville VA 22902
 
Thursday, April 12
 

7:00pm

American Evolution Innovators Cup
Limited Capacity seats available
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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. 

Moderators
avatar for Ace Callwood

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Finn

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for American Evolution

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 →


 
Friday, April 13
 

5:00pm

Tech Mixer
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Get connected! Tech firms have the chance to network and recruit talent from across the State at the annual Friday Block Party--all while enjoying craft beer, a one-of-a-kind food truck roundup, and a great lineup of music.


Sponsors
avatar for ArcheMedX

ArcheMedX

ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company that is transforming online education through a data-driven approach to learning.
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Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

For more than 19 years, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has been the definitive guide to outdoor sports, health, and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Distributed every month from Baltimore to Atlanta, BRO has established itself as the nation’s top regional outdoor... Read More →
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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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Charlottesville Women in Tech

Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) is an organization for emerging and established professionals that provides human connections and resources for women and girls interested in or associated with technology. Our vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech by providing a safe and... Read More →
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CoConstruct

In 2004, Donny Wyatt, founder and CEO of CoConstruct, and his wife hired a custom home builder to create their new home. The process created such an endless, horrific mess, it moved Donny to vow that neither he nor his wife, nor anyone else he could help — builder and client alike... Read More →
avatar for Community Investment Collaborative

Community Investment Collaborative

The Community Investment Collaborative initially grew from the personal experience of Toan Nguyen, owner of C’ville Coffee during the recession. After numerous conversations, a workgroup of 48 people with nonprofit, business and education backgrounds came together to better understand... Read More →
avatar for Covintus

Covintus

For years, software development teams have been telling clients that delivering quality projects, in a short time frame, at highly competitive fees is unrealistic. They cite the standard explanation that among speed, quality, and value, something will always be compromised. | | We... Read More →
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Eric Martin

Director, Galant Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia
Eric Martin’s twenty-five-year career includes successful operating experience as a Chief Executive (Software, Consumer Products & Services, Professional Services), Strategist (Global Consultancy Partner), Entrepreneur, Change Agent (Business Transformation, Turnarounds, and Start-Ups... Read More →
avatar for Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Focused ultrasound is an early-stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology that could transform the treatment of many medical disorders. The foundation was created to improve the lives of millions of people by accelerating its development and adoption.The Foundation has established... Read More →
avatar for Frederick Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Frederick Maryland Chamber of Commerce

The Frederick Chamber connects businesses and community through leadership, advocacy, and education. | | The Frederick Chamber is the trusted leader for business in our vibrant community. We promote economic vitality by advocating for business in Frederick County and by bringing... Read More →
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Generation 180

Generation 180 is a non-profit committed to advancing the transition to clean energy and supporting a cultural shift in energy awareness through original, engaging content, digitally-enabled campaigns, and an empowered volunteer network.
avatar for GovSmart

GovSmart

GovSmart, Inc. is a full scale provider of IT products and related services to the Federal Government and its prime contractors. We simplify IT procurement while offering the most competitive pricing on a wide variety of products from major manufacturers. We sell all types of hardware... Read More →
avatar for HRDL, Inc.

HRDL, Inc.

We were born out of a software engineering team founded in 2012 at one of the leading food and beverage engineering companies in the US. Our team built tooling to enable OSHA and ISO9001 compliance, drive continuous improvement in safety and quality, lower the business' workers compensation... Read More →
avatar for iLab

iLab

The W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory, or i.Lab at UVA, is a University of Virginia-wide initiative with the mission of supporting entrepreneurs and innovators both on and beyond the UVA Grounds. To accomplish this mission, the i.Lab provides programs, funding, workspace... Read More →
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Indoor Biotechnologies

Indoor Biotechnologies specializes in products and services for indoor air quality, environmental sciences, allergy and asthma, configured for research or for consumer use.We serve academic and government researchers, Fortune 500 companies, the indoor air quality industry, allergy... Read More →
avatar for Jefferson Technology

Jefferson Technology

At Jefferson Technology, our process is one of the main things that makes us unique. We know that IT is a real pain point for many small and medium sized business – but we also know that when implemented correctly, it has the potential to be a real asset.  We are committed to a... Read More →
avatar for Locus Health

Locus Health

Locus Health enables healthcare organizations to achieve real results in population health management. A versatile blend of software, analytics, and clinical services, our solutions support effective care management approaches for health systems, providers, and payers across the continuum... Read More →
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Lynchburg Economic Development Authority

What’s the secret behind prosperity for Lynchburg? Our diverse and dynamic community.Our community boasts a vibrant economy, nationally-ranked public schools and five colleges situated in historic and affordable neighborhoods, a world-class health care system, funky shops and fine... Read More →
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MDV-SEIA

Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial, and institutional customers throughout the region. Among our ranks are the accountants, attorneys, builders, architects, electricians, plumbers, and consultants that... Read More →
avatar for Perrone Robotics

Perrone Robotics

Perrone Robotics, Inc. (PRI), based in Crozet, Virginia, was formed in 2003 and has been developing mobile autonomous robotics solutions ever since. Early development work focused on making it easier to configure and program robots. Then, in 2005, we took on the DARPA Grand Challenge... Read More →
avatar for Richmond Window Corporation

Richmond Window Corporation

The best replacement windows and doors can enhance a home’s form, function, and value – and you’ll find them here at Richmond Window Corp. We’re Central Virginia’s exclusive source for Renewal by Andersen® windows and patio doors, and we carry the range of ProVia™ entry... Read More →
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Roanoke Regional Partnership, Blacksburg Technology Council

The RBTC is a member-driven association working to promote the growth of the Roanoke-Blacksburg technology community. We are the essential business resource for technology entrepreneurs and companies seeking to achieve greater success. Our membership ranges from emerging technology... 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 →
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Sigora Solar

By providing cutting edge solar and energy efficiency technology, world-class service and competitive pricing, Sigora Solar is leading our community and the world to a brighter energy future one home, business, school, and farm at a time. The Sigora family is committed to creating... Read More →
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Silverchair

Silverchair designs and builds websites to host scholarly content and creates specialized features and interfaces for interacting with that content. Founded in 1993, the company began as a packager for medical textbooks, changing shape over time and launching the Silverchair Platform... Read More →
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Sir Speedy

Decades of experience. Industry leadership. Attentive customer service. These & more define Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing. For decades, companies have made us part of an iconic ritual: Got a challenge, go to Sir Speedy. Our people have a "whatever it takes" attitude. Add... Read More →
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StoryWare

We are a team of experienced, creative, and hard-working designers, developers, and strategists who are passionate about our craft.
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Sun Tribe Solar

The solar space is dynamic, and keeping in front of advancements can be challenging.  Sun Tribe Solar is a partner with the technical and financial expertise to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities to strengthen financial operations while reinforcing your... Read More →
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The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our  warm, family-friendly environment is a place where inspiration happens: we host classes, workshops, master classes, weekly jams, and performances. Our talented instructors, each professional... Read More →
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Ting

Ting is the smarter choice for mobile service. The average Ting bill is just $23 per phone, per month.
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Totem

Our software tools and related services transform how organizations engage their networks through events management, fundraising, volunteer organizing, and social networking
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Virginia Diodes

VDI manufactures state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment for mm-wave and THz applications. These products include Vector Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer and Signal Generator Extension Modules that extend the capability of high performance microwave measurement tools to... Read More →
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vlncomm

VLNComm is a leading company in Visible Light Communication (VLC) or so called Li-Fi technology, which is an alternative data communication technique for wireless applications that uses optical energy to provide illumination and data transmission at the same time.
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Woods Rogers

Woods Rogers PLC has served clients in Virginia and beyond since 1893. More than 75 attorneys at Woods Rogers represent 19 practice areas and 100-plus related services. Virginia Lawyers Weekly ranks Woods Rogers as the 9th largest law firm in Virginia (2017). In October 2016, Woods... Read More →


 
Saturday, April 14
 

8:00am

Partner Event: Hacking Diversity
Limited Capacity seats available
Register here: http://hacking.digital/
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Festival Pass - Free.
READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE: http://hacking.digital/

This University of Virginia Provost-funded event is meant to encourage participation by minority groups in order to expand diversity in software, so that the applications and algorithms of the future can be free from the biases potentially created by an industry that often lacks fresh, diverse perspectives. The hackathon will be an all day, free event with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. In addition, the best hacks will be awarded with cash and swag prizes.

Speakers
avatar for Ace Callwood

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 →
avatar for Shauna Keating

Shauna Keating

Product Designer, TurnTo Networks
Shauna is an inclusive designer on the front end team at Moonfarmer, a creative digital studio based in the city of Kingston, NY. She currently serves on the board of directors for AIGA Upstate NY, and co-organizes the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup & Catskills Conf.

Sponsors
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University of Virginia

In 1819 Thomas Jefferson fulfilled his lifelong ambition to create a better institution of higher learning, one that would prepare America's citizens to lead and govern the new nation. His University would be the first to engineer cross-disciplinary exchange between the sciences and... Read More →


 


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