Press Releases

Expanding Cast of Leaders Bringing Startup Insight to 3686 Conference

Uber, GE Ventures, Battery Ventures, Shyp, Ipreo, and more jumping in on Launch Tennessee’s celebration of Southern culture & entrepreneurship June 8-10 in Nashville. Nashville, Tenn., April 23, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces new speakers for 36|86, LaunchTN’s flagship event highlighting the best in southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. … read more

3686 Conference Southern Series Wraps: 11 Winning Startups Heading to the Center of Entrepreneurship and Southern Culture in Nashville, June 8-10

Nashville, Tenn., April 17, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces today the 12 selected startup companies from the 36|86 Southern Series events in Arlington, VA, Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC. The 12 Southern Series winners will advance to LaunchTN’s inaugural 36|86 conference in June as one of the 36 companies … read more

Top Ten Startups Selected to Pitch in Columbia for 36|86’s Southern Series

Nashville, Tenn., April 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces today the selection of ten startups pitching at the 36|86 Southern Series Columbia event on April 15th. Each Southern Series event provides an opportunity to celebrate the brightest regional startups and to identify the very best entrepreneurs located throughout the … read more

Top Ten DC Area Startups Selected to Pitch in Arlington for 36|86’s Southern Series

Nashville, Tenn., April 2, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces today the selection of ten DC area startups pitching at the 36|86 Southern Series Arlington event on April 7th. Each Southern Series event provides an opportunity to celebrate the brightest regional startups and to identify the very best entrepreneurs located … read more

Top Ten Atlanta Startups Selected to Pitch for 36|86’s Southern Series

Nashville, Tenn., April 2, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces today the selection of ten Atlanta startups pitching at the 36|86 Southern Series event April 16th at Atlanta Tech Village. Each Southern Series event provides an opportunity to celebrate the brightest regional startups and to identify the very best entrepreneurs … read more

Four More Venture Capital Pros + Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz Join 3686 Conference Lineup

Revolution Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Kate O’Neill, Mark Montgomery and more added to June celebration of southern culture and entrepreneurship

Nashville, Tenn., March 19, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces nine new speakers for 3686 Conference, LaunchTN’s flagship event highlighting the best in southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. Eventbrite Co-founders Kevin Hartz (CEO) and Julia Hartz (President) will host a fireside chat on Building a Billion Dollar Business. Founded in … read more

Launch Tennessee Building Out All-Star Lineup for 3686 Conference

June celebration of southern culture and entrepreneurship adds Paul Singh, Kelly Hoey, John Rich and more Nashville, Tenn., March 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the addition of  hit singer/songwriter John Rich, Paul Singh (Disruption Corporation), Paul Santinelli (North Bridge Venture Partners), Kelly Hoey, Jared Nixon (Shark Branding), Greg … read more

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 … read more

Update on Pando Legal Action

Under an agreement signed today, Pando Media will promptly dismiss the lawsuit it filed in late January and Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) will present its 36|86 Conference in June as planned. In October, LaunchTN terminated the Southland Collaboration Agreement with Pando and in early December announced the 36|86 Conference would be … read more

Launch Tennessee Awarded $250,000 Innovation Grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to Support Entrepreneurship

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today awarded Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) a $250,000 grant through the third annual Blackstone Innovation Grants Program, which targets non-profit organizations that strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems and support high growth entrepreneurs. This is the third year that LaunchTN has been an Innovation Grants recipient and previous awards were … read more

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