Press Releases

Eventbrite Co-founder Julia Hartz to Keynote Inaugural 3686 Conference Presented by Launch Tennessee

AC Entertainment, TechCrunch and Silicon Prairie News also join 3686 Conference Roster

Nashville, Tenn., January 6, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today keynote speaker, entertainment partner, media moderators and early bird tickets for 3686 Conference, successor to Southland and flagship event highlighting the best in southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment. A limited supply of discounted, early bird tickets for 36/86 are … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces 36/86: Southeastern Culture & Entrepreneurship Destination

Growing venture conference expands regional influence, rebrands to better serve niche market of southeastern startups

  Nashville, Tenn., Dec 1, 2014 – Pursuing its mission to find and support promising startups, Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announces that the organization is expanding and reorganizing its signature conference. The new event is named 36/86, representing the latitude and longitude of Nashville, TN, which will serve as the annual … read more

Launch Tennessee Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

INFORMATION FOR RELEASE              Launch Tennessee Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 – Launch Tennessee received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award during the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference this week. Launch Tennessee was awarded this honor for its 2014 work in … read more

Launch Tennessee Announces Oct. 7 Reverse Pitch Event

Launch Tennessee Announces Oct. 7 Reverse Pitch Event Registration Open for Potential Attendees NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 – Launch Tennessee will host Reverse Pitch, an event where corporations pitch funded project proposals to an audience of entrepreneurial problem solvers, on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Chattanooga at The Church on … read more

Southland Announces Judges For Pitch Competition

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 21, 2014 – Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily have announced the remaining pitch competition judges for the 2014 Southland entrepreneur conference, which will take place June 9 – 11 in Nashville. They are: Tige Savage of Revolution Ventures; Michael Goldstein of SwitchPitch; Zach Ware of Project100; Erik Moore … read more

Launch Tennessee, PandoDaily Announce The Startups Invited To Southland

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 13, 2014 – Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily have announced the early-stage companies invited to the upcoming Southland conference, which takes place June 9 – 11 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. The startups were chosen by a panel of investors, entrepreneurs and technology writers from across the … read more

Bonnaroo To Host “Hackeroo” A Hack-a-Thon Leading Up To Bonnaroo

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2014 – Bonnaroo is proud to announce Hackeroo, a hackathon where participants will build apps, services and technology that serve live events like Bonnaroo. The hackathon hopes to attract developers across the country who are passionate about music and technology to Nashville. More information and registration … read more

Startup Applications Open for 2nd Annual Southland Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2014 – Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily are now accepting startup applications for the 2014 Southland entrepreneur conference, which will take place June 9 – 11 in Nashville. Startups from across the country can apply to pitch for a grand prize of $100,000 at the conference. Ten … read more

Launch Tennessee Kicks Off Blackstone Specialist Program Within State’s Startup Accelerator Network

Now accepting applications for this summer’s cohorts NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 – The Blackstone Specialist Program – presented by The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Launch Tennessee – officially opened applications today. The program is seeking talent from across the country to come to Tennessee to be “specialists” in the … read more

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