CIC Showcase

Meet and support new entrepreneurs in our community

For the third year in a row, Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) will host an entrepreneur showcase at Tom Tom Fest. Meet some of the newest home-grown Charlottesville area businesses and find out how you can help the next group of entrepreneurs building our community.

At the showcase, you’ll be able to sample and buy products, learn about great new services and give new entrepreneurs feedback about their businesses.

Join us adjacent to the City Market on Saturday morning from 9 AM – 12 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

CIC launched in 2012. Its program is built on four pillars designed to help entrepreneurs start or expand their business:

  1. An established and proven business-education program
  2. Extensive mentoring, peer discussions, and ongoing support
  3. Startup financing or ongoing microfinancing to qualified graduates
  4. Networking within and across the community

CIC fosters entrepreneurial success through training, next-level growth, and community networking. Read more about CIC’s program success and entrepreneurs who are open for business.

  • Jessica Hogan, FARMacy
  • Dana Holler, The Image Coach
  • Adrienne Brown, SheaSationalGoods
  • Marga Odhaowski, Marga Odahowski
  • Mark Briggs, Quality Gifts
  • Jane Gregg, Canela Fina
  • Aileen McKernan, Simply Pure Apothecary
  • Sue Gass & Stephanie White, Stevie G’s Gluten Free Bakery
  • Jeanetha Douglas, JBD Mobile Catering & Events
  • Leslie Benz, Hunter Gatherer Game Dinners
  • Jessica Tiller, Estate Planning of Charlottesville
  • Lauren Stangil, Lola & Bella Designs
  • Andon Zebal, New Forest Earth
  • Christin McGee, Wunderbars
  • Cass Cannon, Peg’s Salt
  • DeVaughn Anderson, All About Car Audio
  • Angel Shockley, Herb Angel
  • Mahabuba Akhter, Cooking with Mahabuba & Tonu
  • Pronta Anderson, Pronta Anderson Hair Stylist
  • Elizabeth & Zach James, The Happy Tomato
  • Lisa Skillman, Local Nanny Network
  • Gilbert Gough, G&V Southern Cooking
  • Sarah Frazer, Cville Foodscapes
  • Sara Jansen Clayborne, Charlottesville Ballet
  • Will Conti, Spiked Sliders & Subs (this is a full-size food truck)

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