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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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Michael Hostad

The Commons/MiKE
Executive Director
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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 entrepreneurial skills accelerator for students at 24 colleges and universities across Southeast Wisconsin. He has been an entrepreneur since high school and college when he built his own web development firm serving clients nationwide. Prior to his role at MiKE, Hostad served as the Director of Web and Mobile Strategy and the Chancellor's Designee for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He founded the UWM App Brewery, which hires students to build mobile applications for researchers, non-profit organizations, and start-up organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Wednesday, April 11

6:00pm EDT

Thursday, April 12

9:00am EDT

10:30am EDT

2:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

8:00pm EDT

Friday, April 13

10:30am EDT

3:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

5:00pm EDT


My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, April 12

10:30am EDT


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