Mission

36|86 is the Southeast region’s marquee event for entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders. The conference highlights the best early-stage companies in the Southeast region while discussing how innovations by Southeastern startups in traditional regional industries are reshaping the region and positioning it to lead the country’s next wave of entrepreneurship.

Nashville, Tennessee and the Southeast are prime spots for new and growing businesses. 36|86 connects all the dots in a four-day event that raises the bar for entrepreneurial excellence every year.

Do, Make, Innovate

In the months leading up to the conference (in June), Launch Tennessee travels across the Southeast in search of top startups. At 36|86 road show events, local entrepreneurs pitch their companies, and the best are selected to join Village 36, a group of the Southeast’s most innovative startups.

The competition heats up during the conference, where Village 36 startups compete for $50,000 in funding and benefit from high-value networking, investor connections and media exposure.

Join us on June 4-7 for 36|86 2017

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FedEx CEO Frederick Smith Joins Speaker Line-up At 36|86 Tech Conference

Logistics and startup maverick joins innovators in venture capital, healthcare technology and mobile app development to speak at 36|86 in Nashville in June

Nashville, Tenn., March 14, 2017 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is proud to announce that Frederick Smith, Founder and CEO of FedEx, will take the stage at the 36|86 technology conference to talk corporate innovation in a fully connected global economy. FedEx recently launched FedEx Fulfillment, a logistics network that allows … read more