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Meet Sara O’Brien: Turning Dreams into Reality

Now a reporter for CNNMoney, Sara O’Brien discusses her non-traditional career path and the value of “polite persistence.”

Deconstructing Tech: An Interview with Gizmodo/Engadget Cofounder Peter Rojas

Peter Rojas is the cofounder of technology blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, both of which he helped launch before age 30. HackCville Media sat down with him at the 2015 Tom Tom Founders Summit for an in-depth look at his background and work.

Beyond the Bottom Line: An Interview with Container Store CEO Kip Tindell

Join us as we learn about Container Store CEO Kip Tindell’s focus on blending social impact with economic gain.

Making the World Suck Less: An Interview with Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian

We caught up with Alexis Ohanian at the 2015 Tom Tom Founders Summit to discuss the many ways in which he has tried to “make the world suck less.”

Meet Melody Koh: The Recipe for Success in the Startup World

Meet Melody Koh, a 2007 graduate of UVa’s McIntire School of Commerce. She is currently a Product Manager at Blue Apron, a New York based e-commerce startup that makes cooking restaurant quality food easy and accessible to everyone.

Richmond Startup Trip 2014

The Entrepreneurship Group partnered with entrepreneurship students at VCU for the Richmond Startup Trip in March 2014. Students spent the day touring local startups and meeting with founders.

An Interview with Rob Daley, founder of 4moms

We sat down with Rob Daley, founder of 4moms, to talk about his time at UVA, his motivations, and what’s next for 4moms.

An Inside Look at the Charlottesville Farmers Market

Local vendors describe their favorite things about the Charlottesville Farmers Market and what makes it unique.

15 hours of dance: the University Salsa Fest

The University Salsa Fest is a statewide event that brings together both student and non-student salsa enthusiasts for…

The Pioneer’s Interview with Sanjeev Agrawal, co-founder of Collegefeed

We sat down with Sanjeev Agrawal, Google’s former head of product marketing, about his new venture, Collegefeed.