Girl Starter TV Tour Stop: Live at IX Art Park on May 26

TLC’s hit reality TV show, Girl Starter, will be coming to Charlottesville’s IX Art Park, located at 522 2nd Street SE, on Friday, May 26, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., for a live tour stop.

Girl Starter educates young women in entrepreneurship, giving them the tools and access to funding that they need to launch their startups.

The purpose of the tour stop is to:

  1. Cast season two of the TV series by inviting young women locally who are interested in entrepreneurship to come by and put themselves on camera.
  2. Highlight local starters and mentors, film the content, and broadcast that over platforms.  
  3. Educate communities about Girl Starter. The platform is completely free to all who engage with it.

PVCC's own Bill Pratt, assistant professor of business, and Kathy Reid, Workforce Services contract training program manager, will be taking part in live panel discussions at the event. This event is free and open to the public. Event schedule appears below.

Girl Starter Charlottesville Tour

The Power Center Series presented by Staples

  • 12 - 5 p.m. | Casting Call (see Casting Call Schedule at bottom of page)
  • 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. | Get Ready for your Closeup | Makeup Workshop with Ana in the Cast it Center (Stop in any time)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | The Power On Series: Get Schooled: How to Minimize The “Suck” in Success
    • Hollie Lee, Catalyst
    • Andrea Copeland-Whitsett, TV & Radio Host, Community Emcee
    • Vandalee Anderson
    • Moderated by Mollie Breen, Girl Starter, Season One
  • 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. | The Power On Series: Pitch Perfect: How to Pitch for the Funding You Deserve
    • Bill Pratt, Assistant Professor of Finance and Business, Piedmont Virginia Community College
    • Kathy Reid, Contract Training Program Manager, Piedmont Virginia Community College
    • Mollie Breen, Girl Starter, Season One
  • 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. | Want to Be A Girl Starter? Meet and Greet with Mollie Breen
  • 4:30 – 4:45 p.m. | The Power On Series: I’m a Girl Starter
    • Ana Lorenza, 18-year-old Makeup Entrepreneur
      Interviewed by Mollie Breen, Girl Starter, Season One

The Cast-It Center: Casting Call Schedule for May 26

Get Cast for Season Two of Girl Starter: The TV Series: All day, noon to 5 p.m.

Following the success of the show's first season of Girl Starter on TLC, Girl Starter is casting the next class of young women for Season Two!
No prior business experience required!

  • On site:  Record a one-minute video at Girl Starter Live and tell us why you are a candidate for the next season of Girl Starter.
  • Seeking entrepreneurial young women between the ages 18 and 24.
  • No prior business experience required.
  • No advance registration required.

About Girl Starter & the Girl Starter Tour

Girl Starter, a new media company designed to activate Gen Z girls and young millennial women in entrepreneurship, giving them the tools, the scaffolding, and the access to funding they need to make their dreams happen, launched this March.

The flagship TV Series, Girl Starter, is airing Friday nights on TLC. Called "Binge-worthy brain food," Girl Starter, produced by Al Roker Entertainment, is ranked among the top 120 shows on television this season, and is in the top 20 among young people ages 12 -24!
In addition to our television series, we are touring the East Coast this spring, bringing a Girl Starter LIVE Pop UP to university towns, with a Charlottesville visit scheduled for May 26.  


  • Staples: Presenting the Power Center
  • Vera Bradley: The Pop Up Shop for the Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The Girls Lounge:  Hang out in style
  • The US Air Force: What do you aim to do?
  • AT&T: Business and Wireless Services/Charging Station


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