2016 Festival Speakers

Full list of speakers in the 5th annual Tom Tom Founders Festival

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Founders Summit Keynote Speakers

Founders Summit Panelists

Future Forum Speakers

Food Summit Panelists

Social Innovations in Health - Keynote Conversation

Social Innovations in Health - Presenters

Youth Summit Speakers

Innovations in Athletics Speakers

Luncheon Panelists - Student Entrepreneurs

Luncheon Panelists - Virginia's Startup Ecosystem

Luncheon Panelists - Conversation with Bill Crutchfield

Luncheon Panelists - Environmental Entrepreneurs

Luncheon Panelists - Exoneration as Innovation

Luncheon Panelists - Gender Influence on Business Innovation

Luncheon Panelists - Making Local First

Luncheon Panelists - Public Art In Virginia

Luncheon Panelists - Virginia's Purpose Driven Economy


List of all speakers:

ACe Callwood – Founder, Coffitivity and Painless1099
Aaron Fein – Artist, White Flags
Allen Cunningham – Co-Founder and CEO, Gencia
Allie Hill – Founder, Virginia Food Works
Alyssa Dizon – Student leader, HackCville
Anne Scott – President and CEO, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Becca McCharen – Founder, CHROMAT
Betty Hoge – Director, Central Virginia Small Business Development Center
Bill Crutchfield – Founder, Crutchfield
Brandon Garrett – Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, UVA
Brendan Richardson – Co-founder, PsiKick
Bronco Mendenhall – Football Head Coach, University of Virginia
Brooke Ray – New Roots Program Manager, International Rescue Committee
Brynne Potter – CEO and Founder, Maternity Neighborhood
Chip Harding – Sheriff, Albemarle County
Chris Long – Defensive End, New England Patriots
Christine Mahoney – Associate Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and Director, Social Entrepreneurship@UVA
Conaway Haskins – Executive Director, Virginia Community Economic Network
Craig Dubitsky – Founder, eos Lipbalm and Hello Products
Crissanne Raymond – Founder and Owner, NoBull Burger
Dahlia Lithwick – Author and Journalist, Senior Editor at Slate
Daniel G. Van Clief – President, Coronal Development Services
Daniel Willson – Student leader, HackCville
Daryl Brewster – CEO, CECP
David Dusseau – CEO and Co-founder, MadiDrop
David Kalergis – CEO and Co-founder, Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Deb McMahon – Co-founder, Scitent
Deirdre Enright – Director of Investigation, Innocence Project Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, UVA
Doug Stoup – Polar explorer and Founder, Ice Axe Expeditions
Emily Maksymiuk – Proposal Manager, GovSmart
Emmanuel Abebrese – global health advocate
Helen Lee – Founder, Diagnostics for the Real World
Hope Lawrence – Co-Founder and Owner, Hudson Henry Baking Co.
Hunter Smith – Founder, Champion Brewery
Ian Pasquarelli – Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Jane Henderson – President and CEO, Virginia Community Capital
Janet Dob – Co-founder, Bageladies
Jason Flom – Founder & CEO, Lava Records and Founding Board Member, Innocence Project Clinic
Jeanette Abinader – Executive Director, City Schoolyard Garden
Jenee Libby – Food Writer & Podcaster
Jessica Foley, PhD – Chief Scientific Officer, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Jim Cheng – Executive Advisor, New Richmond Ventures
Jody Kielbasa – Vice Provost for the Arts, University of Virginia
Kirby Farrell – Co-founder, President & CEO, Locus Health
Kristen Suokko – Executive Director, Local Food Hub
Larry Wilder – Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
LeiLei Secor – Founder, Designed by Lei
Martin Chapman, PhD – President and CEO of Indoor Biotechnologies
Matt Rohdie – CEO and Founder, Carpe Donut
Maurice Jones – Virgnina Secretary of Commerce
Michael Prichard – Founder, WillowTree Apps
Michele Madison – Field Hockey Head Coach, University of Virginia
Mickael Broth – Artist and Founder, Welcoming Walls
Mike Curtis – Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, UVA Men’s Basketball, and Owner, ADAPT LLC
Mike Lenox – Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, UVA Darden School of Business
Mike Signer – Mayor, City of Charlottesville
Neal Kassell – Founder, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Nikhil Goyal – Acclaimed author and education reform advocate
Nikki Hastings, PhD – Vice President of Operations, HemoShear Therapeutics
Nina Goodrich – Executive Director, GreenBlue
Noah Pittard – Lawyer and Co-Founder, Service Provider Capital
Pam Moran – Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools
Pam Norris – Executive Associate Dean of Research, UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Rick Shannon – Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Virginia
Rodney Mullen – Inventor and 35-time skateboarding World Champion
Ross Baird – Executive Director, Village Capital
Sam Rosen – Founder and CEO, MakeSpace
Sarad Davenport – Executive Director, City of Promise
Seth Casana – Editor-In-Chief, Whurk Magazine
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy – Founder, Joyus
Tim Gearhart – Founder, Owner and Chocolatier, Gearharts Fine Chocolates
Tobias Dengel – CEO, WillowTree Apps
Todd Niemeier – Operations Director, Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville
Waverly Davis – Client Services Coordinator, Community Investment Collaborative
Wess Bellamy – Vice Mayor, Charlottesville City Council
William Walker, PhD – Founder and Chief Technology Officer, HemoSonics

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