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Judges Announced for 3686 Conference Southern Series Atlanta Event

Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces today the selection judges for the April 16th Southern Series event in Atlanta. These individuals will be judging the top ten startups that are selected to pitch at the April 16 event, which will be held at the Atlanta Tech Village. Startups interested in applying to pitch at the Atlanta event, and for the opportunity to attend 3686 Conference, can apply here.

Participating judges include:

Wain Kellum – President of Vonage Business Solutions, Former CEO of Vocalocity (Atlanta)

Alex Estevez – Accel Venture Advisor, former President of Datastream (sold to Infor), former CFO of BigFix (sold to IBM), former CFO of Atlassian (Greenville)

Logan Bartlett – Sr. Principal for the Southeast at Battery Ventures (Boston)

Jim Armstrong – Managing Partner at Canal Ventures, and former founder and CEO of JDA Software, (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Martin Tilson – Chairman, Southeast Investor Group; Managing Partner, The Tilson Group; and former Chairman of the Kilpatrick Stockton Technology Practice (Atlanta)

David Greenberg – Partner, JMI Equity, focused on software and services companies (Baltimore)

Philip Eliot – Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group, focused on cyber and network security investments, which includes Atlanta-based companies Racemi and Damballa (Washington D.C.)

Kathy Harris – Executive VP Corporate Development at Sharecare, former partner at Sirrom Capital Investments, and former general partner at Noro-Moseley Ventures (Atlanta)

The 36|86 Southern Series provides an opportunity for regional startup celebration and to identify the very best entrepreneurs located throughout the Southeast. The winners from The Southern Series Atlanta event will advance to LaunchTN’s inaugural 36|86 conference in June for the opportunity to win cash prizes, including $36,000 to the winner. All Southern Series winners selected to attend 36|86 will receive a travel and lodging stipend.

“We are seeking the top southeastern entrepreneurs, pure and simple,” says LaunchTN CEO Charlie Brock. “The Southern Series winners coming to 36|86 will experience the center of southern entrepreneurship and culture connecting the doers, makers, innovators and investors from across the country.”

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