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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Professional Linebacker And Angel Investor Derrick Morgan To Join Sports Tech Panel At 36|86

Professional linebacker, angel investor, and philanthropist Derrick Morgan to speak on technology’s role in professional sports at leading technology and entrepreneurship conference in the Southeast Launch Tennessee is proud to announce that professional football player and startup investor Derrick Morgan will be featured in a panel discussion on trends in … read more

Walmart CTO Jeremy King to Speak at 36|86 Entrepreneurship & Tech Conference

Launch Tennessee announces speaking engagement by Walmart CTO at 36|86, along with final selection of presenting Village 36 startup companies NASHVILLE (April 13, 2017) – Launch Tennessee announced that Walmart Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King will speak at 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference June 4-7 in … read more