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Forbes and Bon Jovi Management Added to 3686 Conference Roster

Nashville, Tenn., February 10, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the addition of  Geri Stengel (Forbes) and Anthony Piedmonte (Bon Jovi Management) to the roster for 3686 Conference, LaunchTN’s flagship event highlighting the best in southern culture, entrepreneurship and investment.

Tickets for 36|86, June 8-10, 2015 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, are available at www.thirtysixeightysix.com. In addition to access to hundreds of investors, fellow entrepreneurs and media, 36 southeastern startup companies will compete for a $36,000 non-equity grand prize. The selection process is ongoing inclusive of the 36|86 Southern Series of events in Atlanta, Columbia, SC, and Arlington, Va.

These 36|86 participants join the roster of other luminaries, including Julia Hartz, Co-founder and President of Eventbrite, Jonathan Shieber, Senior Editor at CrunchBase/TechCrunch, John Biggs, East Coast Editor at TechCrunch and Regan Carrizales, Former CEO of Silicon Prairie News.

Geri Stengel is a Forbes contributor recognized as a 2012 and 2013 Small Business Influencer for her articles on the success factors of entrepreneurs. Geri is president of Ventureneer, a digital media and market research company. She is author of Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One.

Anthony Piedmonte is an entertainment manager with extensive experience in touring, business development and the use of innovative marketing and technology. Anthony joined Bon Jovi Management in January 2010. The band has since performed in over 30 countries selling in excess of $600,000,000 in gross ticket sales.

About 36|86 – A LaunchTN production, 36|86 gathers startup businesses, business leaders, media and strategic investors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and southern culture. The 3686 Conference is a platform connecting the “doers,” the “makers,” and the “innovators” in the southeast, around the country, and across the globe.

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