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Thursday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Civic Entrepreneurship: Changing the Way We Change the World LIMITED

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Successful entrepreneurship sets off a chain reaction, encouraging other entrepreneurs to iterate upon and ultimately propagate innovation to the point of “creative destruction,” rendering existing products, services, and business models obsolete. We've seen this domino of accelerating innovation at work in the private sector - and our public sector and civic institutions can't keep up. Hear from these policy entrepreneurs and civic innovators about how their work bridges the gap and changes the game.

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Roger Dean Huffstetler

Senior Advisor, Tom Tom Founders Festival
Roger Dean “RD” Huffstetler is Senior Advisor to the Hometown Summit, leading strategic partnerships and organizational performance. RD comes to Charlottesville from serving as Chief of Staff to Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), a fellow Marine he came to know in graduate school. Prior to working on the Hill, RD was in the San Francisco Bay Area for five years, first at the high-growth startup Twilio and later co-founding a big data... Read More →

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Steven Olikara

President and Co-Founder, Millennial Action Project
Steven Olikara is a political entrepreneur, public servant, and Founding President of the Millennial Action Project (MAP). MAP is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to activating young policymakers to overcome partisan conflict through cooperative political leadership and governance. In this role, he organized the nation’s first and only bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus. Steven’s... Read More →
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Laura Weidman Powers

Co-founder and CEO, CODE2040
Laura Weidman Powers is the co-founder and CEO of CODE2040, a nonprofit that creates pathways to success in the innovation economy for Blacks and Latino/as. She brings to this work a background in entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, youth development, and technology. | Laura and CODE2040 are based in San Francisco.
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Mayor Levar Stoney

Mayor, City of Richmond, VA
Levar Stoney was raised in Virginia by his grandmother and his father, a custodian. A product of Virginia public schools, Levar grew up on free and reduced lunch and was the first in his family to earn a high school diploma. He went on to graduate from James Madison University, before moving to Richmond to begin a career in public service. Levar rose through the ranks from Fellow in then-Governor Mark Warner’s office to become the... Read More →


Thursday April 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auditorium, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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