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TOM TOM
FOUNDERS
FESTIVAL

 

APRIL 13-15, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

 

TOM TOM
FOUNDERS
FESTIVAL

 

APRIL 13-15, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

 

 

6th ANNUAL FOUNDERS FESTIVAL

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The Founders Festival is a weeklong celebration this April 10-16 that empowers artists, entrepreneurs and civic leaders who shape communities across the nation.

See the 2016 Recap!

FEATURED EVENTS

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Founders Summit

The nation’s most innovative entrepreneurs share their founding stories in a unique blend of keynotes, workshops, mixers, and discussions.

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Youth Summit

This student planned and student led Summit convenes high school students, educators, and civic leaders from across Virginia for inspirational keynotes and high energy challenges.

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Hometown Summit

What makes small cities thrive in the new economy? Three hundred exceptional leaders from small American cities workshop the idea through dozens of panels, workshops and keynotes.

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Block Parties

Three beautiful spring days and nights filled with food trucks, bands, craft beer, and art in Cville’s central park.

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City as Canvas

Public art, residencies, community engagement, and diverse works of high caliber transform Charlottesville into a public stage.

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Farm to Table Restaurant Week

Charlottesville’s finest restaurants and chefs create a prix fixe dinner menu that emphasizes local artisans and farms.

NEWS

 

2017 Art Bus Finalists Announced!

 

TOM TOM FOUNDATION

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The Tom Tom Foundation is a nonprofit that hosts the annual Tom Tom Founders Festival. Learn how the Foundation convenes leadership events throughout the year that celebrate entrepreneurship, creativity, and community building in Charlottesville and beyond.

SPONSORS