Tom Tom Founders Festival
It’s been a wild ride these last few months in preparation for Tom Tom, and I couldn’t be more excited. There’s 60 concerts, 100 speakers, and over 170+ hours of events jam-packed into this next week. It’s going to be incredible.
Thank you to my colleagues and good friends who I’ve worked with to put this big thing on - I’m honored to be part of such a great team.
It’s been my job to put together the innovation events. What are the big conversations across tech, health, and energy? And how are the people we see every day shaping our future? Aside from the concerts, I’m really excited for these events, and you should be to. I think we are often too unaware of the brilliant people that we’re surrounded by every day.
Today I’m excited to announce the launch of HackCville Media, an online publication that covers entrepreneurship and creativity in Charlottesville. I’ve been working with our team on this for months, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it all with you.
With HackCville Media, we want to bring attention to the people who make Charlottesville such an amazing place to live and learn. Whether it’s music, tech, food, or social good, I’ve found that the people here are just driven to create. We want to bring attention to those people - the artists, makers, hackers, and just plain curious.
All of our content is produced by our super-talented student staff, from the music to the videos to our website. A huge thanks to all 14 of them and the HackCville staff - they’re the ones who make it all possible.
We’re launching today with a ton of content – talks with founders and interns at Coshx Labs, an exclusive interview with reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and a recap of the Entrepreneurship Group’s startup trip to NYC.
And this is just the beginning – we have much, much more to come. But we also want to hear from you – let me know if there’s a story you think we should cover or if you’d like to work with us on a project.
Enough talk - go check out the site!
Over the holidays, I took an amazing trip with my mom to explore Germany, Austria, France, and the UK. We saw a hilarious British comedy show, saw the Eiffel Tower light up on New Year’s, and went up the tallest mountain in Germany, all while having way too much delicious coffee and pastries. It was certainly the trip of a lifetime.