September 25, 2013
Tomtoberfest kicked off with an innovative candidate forum.
Voters and candidates were able to learn about the politics of innovation and start-ups in our area.
The Tom Tom Founders Festival and the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council organized the event, which took place at the Old Met on the Downtown Mall.
Ten of the twelve candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Charlottesville City Council listened to and asked questions of local entrepreneurs, investors, and students. Candidates were then able to make a closing remark to the audience about themselves.
"Tom Tom is a festival about creativity and new ideas, especially starting and staying in Charlottesville. And tonight's forum is about the politics of innovation, and how policy impacts the types of businesses that can start here," said Paul Beyers of the Tom Tom Founders Festival.
Candidates and attendees could talk before and after the forum with music and drinks.
Tomtoberfest continues through Saturday. For more information on its events and times, visit the Tom Tom Founders Festival website here.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus