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January 12, 2017
The Tom Tom Founders Festival on Thursday announced its 2017 schedule, a new partnership, a number of national keynote speakers for its weeklong spring festivities and the addition of the Hometown Summit programming schedule. At a news conference at the Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall, festival director Paul ...
December 14, 2016
The Tom Tom Founders Festival will expand its offerings this spring to include a gathering of officials and community leaders from around the country to celebrate small and medium-sized cities as centers of innovation. The Hometown Summit will explore how talent, placemaking, innovation and leadership mesh to help small cities ...
September 23, 2016
A pair of University of Virginia-trained biomedical engineers won a $25,000 grant from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office Friday at a pitch competition that kicked of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Tomtoberfest fall block party. Payam Pourtaheri and Ameer Shakeel run AgroSpheres LLC and have developed a chemical ...
April 15, 2016
A skateboarder, a fashion designer, two CEOs and a record executive brought a common denominator Friday to the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Founders Summit: They all had pursued businesses based on their passions. Rodney Mullen turned his preternatural talent on a skateboard, the consequent rabid fan base and a ...
April 14, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe used the Paramount Theater stage Thursday to sign into a law a bill designed to protect the intellectual property rights of student entrepreneurs. McAuliffe signed the bill as the marquee moment of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Youth Summit, an all-day event for area high-schoolers. House ...
April 14, 2016
The youngest-ever entrants to the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Crowd-funded Pitch Night took home the event’s top honor Wednesday night. Clara Duffy and Leela Ghaemmaghami, juniors at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, started Seniors Connect to help older people use and understand technology. They also are writing an app ...
April 12, 2016
A brewer, an educator, a computer programmer, a film festival director and a lawyer and politician painted a picture of an arts-infused, tech-driven city Monday when asked to envision Charlottesville in 2025. Speaking at the Future Forum, the opening event of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, local leaders spoke about ...
April 09, 2016
For Harrison Keevil, who co-owns Brookville Restaurant with his wife, Jennifer, running a restaurant is as much about local agriculture as it is about food. The Keevils, who opened Brookville in 2010 after a stint together at the Clifton Inn, produce a menu stuffed with local meat and produce. Next ...
April 02, 2016
When Dahlia Lithwick graduated from Stanford Law School in a class that was half women, she looked forward to a future where men and women would be on equal footing in the workplace. More than 20 years later, she is still waiting. “I graduated from law school in 1993, and ...
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