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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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Jim Powers


James C. Powers serves as CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors for HemoShear Therapeutics.   Prior to joining HemoShear in 2009, Mr. Powers spent 18 years with PRA International where he was a member of the executive team that grew the company into a global clinical trials management organization and took the company public.  After retiring from PRA, he was an advisor to the Coulter Translational Research Partnership in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia where he met HemoShear’s co-founders.  In 2014, Mr. Powers was selected to join PharmaVoice’s Top 100 Most Inspiring leaders in healthcare.  He currently serves on the board of Virginia BIO and is chairman of the Virginia BIO Foundation.  Mr. Powers received a B.S. in administration and management science from Carnegie-Mellon University. 

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