December 01, 2016
Charlottesville High School students next year will have the option to get their hands dirty in an entrepreneurship-focused urban farming elective. That elective will serve as a prerequisite course for entrepreneurship and innovation, another enterprise-oriented elective joining the school catalog next year. The two electives, presented to the Charlottesville School ...
July 15, 2016
United States Senator Mark Warner Friday told a gathering of Charlottesville elected officials, city staff and business leaders that the city’s burgeoning community of startups, tech firms and entrepreneurs cannot exist in a vacuum. For that culture to thrive, Warner said, city, state and federal officials must work to ...
June 30, 2016
Autum Woodson has always had trouble staying focused in the plastic seat of a one-piece classroom desk. Woodson, a rising 10th-grader at Monticello High School, said the desks are uncomfortable, and she constantly finds herself fidgeting and getting distracted. This summer, through a grant-funded entrepreneurship program at Albemarle High School ...
April 21, 2016
Rheisen Dennis has had an enterprising streak since he was little boy. As a 5-year-old, Dennis drew a picture on a paper restaurant placemat, then drew a dollar sign next to it, his father, Jameel, said. The boy told his parents he intended to sell the piece. The elder Dennis ...
April 15, 2016
A skateboarder, a fashion designer, two CEOs and a record executive brought a common denominator Friday to the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Founders Summit: They all had pursued businesses based on their passions. Rodney Mullen turned his preternatural talent on a skateboard, the consequent rabid fan base and a ...
April 12, 2016
A brewer, an educator, a computer programmer, a film festival director and a lawyer and politician painted a picture of an arts-infused, tech-driven city Monday when asked to envision Charlottesville in 2025. Speaking at the Future Forum, the opening event of the Tom Tom Founders Festival, local leaders spoke about ...
April 17, 2015
A sold-out crowd at the Paramount Theater on Friday heard people’s stories of how they turned their ideas into major businesses. “Symbolically, it speaks volumes that we are able to put on a conference like this and sell it out,” said Dan Willson, innovation coordinator for the Tom Tom ...
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