INNOVATION

Launch your future and discover new ideas alongside some of the world’s most innovative founders at pitch competitions, luncheons, workshops, mixers, and Summits.

 

 

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SUMMITS

Founders Summit

The nation’s most innovative entrepreneurs share their founding stories.  Join 1,500 visionaries for a unique blend of keynotes, workshops, mixers, and exclusive access to leading founders.

 

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Youth Summit

This student planned and student led Summit convenes high school students, educators, and civic leaders from across Virginia. Hear inspirational stories from youth-driven speakers and participate in high energy challenges that inspire entrepreneurial problem solving.

 

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Hometown Summit

What makes small cities thrive in the new economy? Join 300 exceptional leaders from small American cities as they workshop their cities through dozens of panels and workshops and keynotes.

 

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SIGNATURE EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Local entrepreneurs and inventors pitch in front of live audiences in investor-driven and Crowdfunding events. In 2016, over $1.5M in seed funding went out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Series

Throughout the week, join us for thought-leadership talks on everything from health to food security, from athletics to media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Each year, high profile awards go out to the community’s most impactful innovators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future Forum

What will the Future look like for the city of Charlottesville? The leaders who shape Charlottesville launch Tom Tom with a conversation about the Future. Regional stakeholders including elected officials, investors, entrepreneurs, and UVA administrators gather, and envision Charlottesville’s future as a growing regional hub for creativity and entrepreneurship.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Tomtoberfest 2016 Tech Mixer

Socials

Tom Tom offers the perfect setting to meet entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and visionaries at socials both open and exclusive.

showcases

Showcases

Meet the next group of entrepreneurs building our community. Throughout the week, founders and students present their work and ideas.

office-hours

Office Hours

Dozens of seasoned professionals across industries take aspiring entrepreneurs out to coffee for 1:1 mentorship.