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Charlottesville High adds urban farming entrepreneurship class

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 Board at its December meeting […]

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County students get new lease on school with summer entrepreneurship program

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, Woodson got the opportunity to […]

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Entrepreneurs preach passion, flexibility at Tom Tom Founders Summit

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 math and engineering degree into World […]

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Tech, creativity keys to area’s future, forum participants say

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 the importance of attracting technology […]

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Tom Tom Founders Summit celebrates entrepreneurship

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 Founders Festival, an annual event held […]