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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PREMIER EVENTS

THE
FOUNDERS SUMMIT

The Nation’s Leading entrepreneurs.

 


 
Combines talks, workshops, mixers, and exclusive access to leading founders.
 
 
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THE
HOMETOWN SUMMIT

The future of small cities.

 


 
Small and mid-sized cities with big ideas pilot path-breaking solutions to 21st century challenges.
 
 
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SIGNATURE EVENTS

THE YOUTH SUMMIT

Presented with ReinventED Lab

 
A student-planned, student-led convening of high school students, educators and civic leaders from across Virginia.
 
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Crowdfunded Pitch Night

 
A three minute chance to share your vision with the community and inspire the crowd!
 
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Future Forum

Presented with Charlottesville Tomorrow

 
Visionary local leaders discuss Charlottesville’s future as a growing hub for creativity and entrepreneurship.
 
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Speakers &
Sponsors Gala

 
Celebrates keynote speakers and pioneers in an elegant cocktail reception at the historic Old Metropolitan Hall.
 


Innovations in Democracy

 
On Jefferson’s birthday, assess where we are in one the nation’s great experiments.
 
 

Future of Energy

Presented with Charlottesville Tomorrow

 
Energy entrepreneurs, researchers and policy makers discuss the big ideas in renewable energy.

Tech Mixer

 
Get connected. 100+ regional tech firms network and recruit at the Friday night block party.
 
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Investor Summit

 
A mid-Atlantic convening of angels, VCs, and investment stakeholders.
 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Workshops

Dozens of expert-led workshops highlight the expertise and passions of the Charlottesville community.
 
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Office Hours Mentoring Series

Dozens of seasoned professionals across industries take aspiring entrepreneurs and creative individuals out to coffee for 1:1 mentorship.
 
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Community Picnic

Share a meal with Charlottesville neighbors and help kick-off the Tom Tom Founders Festival at a special all-local showcase at IX Art Park.
 
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