Press Releases

Launch Tennessee 36|86 Conference Awards 36|86 Blackstone Award to Jewel Burks, Founder at PartPic

Plus highlights from this week’s regional entrepreneurship conference with Julia Hartz, President of Eventbrite, Warby Parker CTO Lon Binder and more

Pursuing its mission to find and encourage promising startups, Launch Tennessee’s signature conference 36|86 came to a rousing conclusion yesterday, awarding Jewel Burks, the female founder at PartPic, the 36|86 Blackstone Award of $36,000 for best startup overall. “The ecosystem of startups and investors in the southeast is as healthy … read more

Launch Tennessee 36|86 Post-Conference Media Advisory

Thank you, Nashville, for supporting 36|86 and joining us in the celebration of southern entrepreneurship, technology and culture. Our regional conference concluded Wednesday to shouts of approval and applause as our panel of judges awarded the top prize to Jewel Burks, the female founder of PartPic, an exceptional startup among a … read more

Entertainment Lineup Announced for 36|86

June 9th evening concert to feature Marc Broussard and Langhorne Slim

Nashville, Tenn., May 15, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the slated entertainment lineup for 36|86’s evening concert on Tuesday, June 9th. The evening concert will feature Langhorne Slim and Marc Broussard. The Tuesday evening concert is booked through AC Entertainment, the co-producers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, … read more

Final Slate of Speakers Announced for 3686 Conference

AC Entertainment’s Ashley Capps, Andrew Mitchell of Brand Foundry Ventures, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Cat Clifford among final participants slated for Launch Tennessee’s celebration of Southern culture & entrepreneurship June 8-10 in Nashville.

  Nashville, Tenn., May 12, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the final list of speakers for 36|86, LaunchTN’s flagship event highlighting the best in Southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. “This final set of speakers are an excellent addition on top of the 40+ speakers we have previously announced,” says … read more

3686 Conference Announces “Village 36” Companies Heading to the Center of Entrepreneurship and Southern Culture in Nashville, June 8-10

Nashville, Tenn., May 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces the full roster of selected startup companies participating at 36|86 next month. 23 newly announced startups round out the roster of 34 inclusive of the 9 winners of the 36|86 Southern Series announced last month. The following companies will access hundreds … read more

3686 Conference to Showcase the Southeast’s Top Fashion Entrepreneurs

Featuring the Creative Minds Behind the Region's Most Notable Fashion Brands

Nashville, Tenn., April 28, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces a new line up of fashion industry speakers for their 36|86 flagship event highlighting the best in Southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. Joining the 3686 Conference roster are some of the fashion industry’s most significant entrepreneurs and influencers. Together they … read more

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

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