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Thursday, April 18

8am - 6pm


Exploring how businesses start, grow, and flourish.

Entrepreneurship is the buzziest of words, and also speaks to the lifeblood of main street Charlottesville. How do businesses start, grow, and flourish? Dive in with the seasoned entrepreneurs creating the mom-and-pops businesses that provide necessary goods and services, to the technology startups transforming industries and disrupting every-day life. This track explores the funding, training, and planning necessary to launch and sustain a business. 

Whether you're a budding entrepreneur seeking guidance or a seasoned business leader aiming to stay ahead of the curve, join us for a day of immersive storytelling that celebrates the diverse and dynamic tapestry of the entrepreneurial spirit.  Engage in open conversations, draw inspiration from shared experiences, and discover the myriad paths that lead to success.


Featured Speakers:


Agenda Overview:


  • 7:00 PM - CrowdFunded Pitch Night


  • 8:00 AM -  Coffee

  • 9:00 PM - Welcome

  • 9:30 AM - Sessions 1—3

  • 10:30 AM - Sessions 4—6

  • 12:00 PM - Lunch Break

  • 2:00 PM - Sessions 7—9

  • 3:30 PM - Sessions 10—11

Conference venues on the historic pedestrian Mall include the CODE Building, Common House, the Bradbury, and Vault Virginia.


Session Overview:

1st Gen Entrepreneurs

Cville’s Most Innovative Startups

Angel Investing

The Future the Trades

The University and the Ecosystem

And MORE...



Your badge includes all coffees, mixers, and sessions.

Check out the full TOGETHER Conference experience!


Showcase your innovative and inspiring startup! Lightning talk sessions will dive into the promise of new technologies, and the transformational possibilities they represent. Join us! If you are part of a company that is 5 years old or less, and that embraces novel business concepts in a variety of fields and industries, please fill out the application below. Following each session, there will be time for mixing and networking with angel and institutional investors.


The Entrepreneurship for All theme wouldn’t be complete without standout community competitions like UVA’s ECUP and the 11th Annual CrowdFunded Pitch Night


Thanks to our Sponsors


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