Tom Tom Festival

Applications Open for Local Entrepreneurs to Compete for Start-Up Funding and a $5,000 grand prize

The Tom Tom Festival returns to Charlottesville April 20-24, 2022, with a variety of events to place local artists and businesses on center stage. The Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) is partnering to host two of its events: the 10th Annual Crowdfunded Pitch Night and the Farmer’s Market & Entrepreneur Showcase.

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 6pm, the Crowdfunded Pitch Night will be held at The CODE Building. Ten local entrepreneurs will pitch their business concepts to a live audience, excited to pledge funds to their favorite contestant. It’s a three minute chance to share your vision with the community, inspire the crowd to action, and compete for a chance to win a crowdfunded prize and a $5,000 grand prize.

In years past, the Crowdfunded Pitch Night has garnered major support and yielded substantial opportunities for the entrepreneurs through prizes, recognition, and business development. Former participants and winners credit the event as a launching pad for their current success.

The Farmer’s Market & Entrepreneur Showcase will take place bright and early on Saturday morning, April 23, from 8AM to 12PM. CIC alum, with an array of products, will table, allowing the community to grab treats and goodies for the weeks to come.

If you are a graduate of CIC and would like to sign up for the showcase, please click here.

One way or another, we hope to see you at Tom Tom Festival!

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