Charlottesville, VA (August, 4, 2017) — Tom Tom’s third annual Tech Mixer will return on Friday, September 22 during the Tomtoberfest Block Party, assembling The region’s hottest firms and most innovative companies. Companies of all stages will mix with investors, entrepreneurs, and top talent from across the Mid-Atlantic. This outdoor pop-up innovation district in the heart of the Block Party and in the midst of a crowd of 5,000 attendees will showcase new technologies, connect national leaders in diverse industries, and introduce recruiters to top talent. The event is co-hosted by acac Fitness and Wellness Centers and i.Lab at UVA.
New this year is Startup Row, an initiative that will expand the Tech Mixer to feature seed-stage startups and promising student ventures in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. Participation in Startup Row is free. Of the 100+ exhibitors projected this Fall, 30 of them are expected to be scholarship driven. Entrepreneurs and students can apply for a spot at https://tomtomfest.com/techmixer/.
“This is one of the region’s best networking events, and it highlights some of the most cutting-edge companies in Charlottesville,” said Founder and Executive Director of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, Paul Beyer. “National leaders in renewable energy, biotech, ed-tech and machine learning are putting Charlottesville on the map, and actively recruiting some of Virginia’s best and brightest talent. The tech mixer is a chance for the public to learn more about these industries, and for entrepreneurs and recruiters to connect with the talented, young workforce that we have here.”
The event is free to attend. Job seekers and networkers can register and submit resumes, and businesses and recruiters can host a tent at the Tech Mixer and have access to the resume book by sponsoring the event as exhibitors.
This Tech Mixer will mark the final event of the inaugural Fall Forum, a day-long convening of 500 young visionaries and established leaders in Virginia, exploring the opportunities faced by the Commonwealth’s communities and key industries today, from renewable energy to cultural investment. Visit https://tomtomfest.com/fallforum/ for more details.
A selection of the 2017 Exhibitors will include:
To see full details about the Tech Mixer and information on past exhibitors, visit https://tomtomfest.com/techmixer/
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ABOUT THE TOM TOM FOUNDATION AND THE FOUNDERS FESTIVAL
The Tom Tom Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates entrepreneurs, leaders, and creators in the multi-disciplinary legacy of Thomas Jefferson. Tom Tom’s signature event is a weeklong festival of ideas and culture that takes place in conjunction with Jefferson’s birthday each April. The Festival welcomed over 18,000 attendees to Charlottesville, VA in 2017 and has channeled nearly $3 million to new ventures since its inception in 2012. Learn more: www.tomtomfest.com.
The Tom Tom Founders Festival is presented by the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, American Evolution, the Quantitative Foundation, and the i.Lab at UVA. It is also generously underwritten by a number of leading organizations, including the University of Virginia, Ting, C-Ville Weekly, New Belgium Brewing Company, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, City of Charlottesville, UVA’s Galant Center for Entrepreneurship at the McIntire School of Commerce, UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, UVA’s Curry School of Education, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.