’Hoos Take a Leading Role in the Sixth Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival

Downtown Charlottesville becomes a hub of activity throughout the week of Tom Tom. (Photo by Tom Daly)

The sixth annual Tom Tom Founders Festival, expected to draw its largest crowd yet – nearly 40,000 people over the course of seven days – kicks off Monday. This burgeoning tradition has become a staple of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia’s spring calendar, bringing the community and hundreds of visitors together to celebrate art, entrepreneurship, education and local cuisine.

“Each year, Tom Tom partners with UVA departments, business initiatives and student organizations,” festival director Paul Beyer said. “Dozens of faculty will be speaking at the festival this year, and hundreds of students will be engaged as volunteers, pitch participants and speakers. UVA is a major force in Charlottesville culturally, intellectually and economically, and Tom Tom is a major showcase of UVA’s impact in the community.” Read More...