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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THE
FOUNDERS SUMMIT

The Nation’s Leading entrepreneurs.

The nation’s leading innovators share the founding stories of how to start up anything, anywhere. Talks, workshops, mixers, and exclusive access to 50+ speakers.

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THE
HOMETOWN SUMMIT

The future of small cities.

America’s biggest conference for small cities. Join 300+ civic innovators exploring how small cities are piloting path-breaking solutions to 21st century challenges.

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2017 Future of Ideas Series


Innovations in Democracy: First 100 Days of Trump

Presented with the Miller Center at University of Virginia

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

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Innovations in Energy: Future of Renewables

Presented with UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

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

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Future Forum: The Creative Economy 2025

Presented with Charlottesville Tomorrow

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

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Innovations in Education: Early Childhood

Presented with UVA Curry School of Education

Educators share advances in early childhood education and promote its vital importance

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2017 SIGNATURE EVENTS

College Cup

Presented with Galant Center for Entrepreneurship, UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce

Challenge that connects promising seed-stage ventures from the UVA alumni community and UVA-affiliated individuals with potential capital.

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YOUTH SUMMIT

Presented with ReinventED Lab and UVA Curry School of Education

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

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Speakers & Patrons Gala

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

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Investor Summit

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

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Crowdfunded Pitch Night

A chance to share your vision with the community and convince the crowd!

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2017 KEY EVENTS

Machine Learning Conference

Leaders advance understanding of practical issues of applying data science and machine learning techniques to real world problems.

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Screenings & Panels

Tom Tom presents four documentaries and offers the opportunity to screen the films with the filmmakers, directors and a panel of experts.

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Cville Gives Grant Night

Presented by Cville Gives

Six regional semi-finalists present innovative nonprofit ideas to win up to $15k

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Tech Mixer

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

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2017 COMMUNITY EVENTS

Workshops

Presented with UVA’s College & Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Dozens of expert-led workshops highlight the expertise and passions of the Charlottesville community.

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Office Hours Mentoring Series

Presented with Grit Coffee

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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