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Buffalo Bureau

Part think tank, part hype team, the Buffalo Bureau is an official University of Virginia CIO associated with Tom Tom Founders Festival that aims to extend Tom Tom’s programming on-Grounds.



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Tom Tom’s Fellowship program expands academic rigor into practice-based curriculum in arts, business and society by connecting students with entrepreneurs and thought-leaders throughout the region and empowering real impacts in the community. The Fellowship program is underwritten by the University of Virginia.


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