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Check out our top picks for entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival, Aug. 29-30 in Nashville

Whether you’re a founder, investor or startup ecosystem builder, 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival has what you need to build your business, scale your success and execute on your goals.

We’re offering 50+ highly actionable panels, fireside chats and keynotes at four of downtown’s hottest venues. Plus tons of networking opportunities to help you land that deal. The best part: you pick the sessions to attend that is best for where you are, guaranteeing a high ROI!


  • ENTREPRENEURS, you deserve more than business cards – and at 36|86 you get it. The VIRAL Pathfinder quiz matches you with investors looking for deal flow at your exact stage. No more cold pitches. Get your 36|86 pass, take the quiz and score the funding you need.
  • INVESTORS, we have inside tips for you. Amy Banse, head of funds at Comcast Ventures, Abe Minkara, manager of Mark Cuban’s Shark Tank portfolio and other top names will break down the value of impact investing, discuss trends in corporate venture, demystify initial coin offerings and so much more.
  • STARTUP ECOSYSTEM BUILDERS, it’s all right here, right now. Startups of all sizes, VCs, angels, execs and economic development minds will come together to talk entrepreneurship. At 36|86, you can bottle up that energy and take it home with you – fueling the ecosystem in your community.
  • FEMALE FOUNDERS, we’re introducing the Women’s Lounge (oh, yes!). Ditch your heels for slippers and network with fellow founders and top female investors like Arlan Hamilton and Rei Wang over a glass of rosé. This curated space is geared toward women, but it’s open to all attendees to foster equal deal-making. Power up, kick back, or both – it’s your space after all.
  • TENNESSEANS, you know that economic development opportunities abound in our great state, and Tennessee knows how to build companies from the ground up. We’ll hear more about that from Gov. Bill and his dad, Jim Haslam, in a fireside chat about how Jim grew Pilot Flying J from a single store to a $20 billion business. We’ll also celebrate strong companies – like our presenting sponsor, Nissan, that saw all that Tennessee had to offer and moved its headquarters here in ‘05.

36|86 is the Southeast’s premier gathering of founders, investors and ecosystem builders, offering 40+ growth-oriented panels, a new twist on founder:VC networking, the very best of Music City and so much more.

Aug. 29-30 in Nashville

Get your pass today!

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