CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A local event that aims to spark new ideas and business opportunities sold out at Live Arts.

DisruptHR encourages creativity, passion, and new ideas in the business realm. A majority of the speakers are local business owners and entrepreneurs.

"Really tonight is so good because we all know how much the workplace has changed over the past two years. And how we all need to think about it a little differently," the emcee for the event, Denise Stewart said.

Since 2018, the organization has focused on empowering the next generation of leaders. One way of doing this is by donating computers to Charlottesville kids.

"So, thanks to our generous sponsors, all of the proceeds from ticket sales tonight go to C4K, or Computers4Kids, which is a local nonprofit organization that brings together technology access and mentorship to give kids in our communities access to learn more about tech,” co-organizer of DisruptHR, Sara Piedmonte said.

Since the beginning, DisruptHR has worked with Computers4Kids. This year, it raised more than $10,000 for the organization, which is the most that has been raised thus far.