Founders Summit: Speaker Luncheons

The Founders Luncheons on Friday, April 15th are an opportunity to step back from the Founders Summit and dig into specific ideas and problems with leaders in your field. Leverage common resources, counter shared challenges, and form deeper bonds with people whose work affects your own. Luncheons are only available to Founders Summit ticket holders.

The Founders Luncheons on Friday, April 15th are an opportunity to step back from the Founders Summit and dig into specific ideas and problems with leaders in your field. Leverage common resources, counter shared challenges, and form deeper bonds with people whose work affects your own.

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Price Tier 1 – $50
Multi-course plated lunches
at Downtown’s finest restaurants

Building Virginia’s Startup Ecosystem – Conversation with Secretary of Commerce Maurice Jones – presented by UVA’s School of Engineering & Applied Science and Office of the Vice President for Research
Summit keynotes, investors, entrepreneurs, and statewide dignitaries discuss what it takes to build a startup ecosystem and how places like Charlottesville and Richmond can jumpstart the process.

Building a Business – Conversation with Bill Crutchfield
Sit down with Summit Keynote speaker Bill Crutchfield, the inspiring and insightful founder of Crutchfield.

Virginia’s Purpose Driven Economy  Presented by Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia
Exploring a national campaign to highlight Virginia as the place for social innovation, purpose-driven careers, world-changing entrepreneurship and impact investing.

Environmental Entrepreneurs – Conversation with keynote Doug Stoup
Summit keynotes and clean-tech entrepreneurs look at how local businesses are impacting not only the region’s economy but also the global environment.

Gender Influence on Business Innovation – Conversation with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
A discussion on how gender and diversity affect business decision-making, strategy, and progress.

Exoneration as Innovation – Conversation with Jason Flom
Lawyers, professors, and reporters discuss the intersection of innovation and exoneration, and what it means for the justice system.

Biotech Boom is Here –  presented by Indoor Biotechnologies
Join leaders of Virginia’s premier biotech firms to discuss how biotech innovations right here in Central VA are bridging the gap between science and patient care, bringing new medical devices, diagnostics and therapeutics to market.

Price Tier 2 – $25
Gourmet Local Boxed Lunches

Making Local Food First For All
Exploring the path to making locally raised and prepared food a default option, rather than a special occasion. Gourmet Local Boxed lunch.

Public Art in Virginia Presented in partnership with WHURK Magazine
Artists, curators, and community stakeholders discuss the role of public art, the division between public and private art, and the artist as an entrepreneur.

Virginia’s Student Entrepreneurs 
Student scholars from across Virginia share notes on building businesses and entrepreneurial education programs on their campuses.

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