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2019 Speakers

Insiders share expertise that will move you forward

36|86 puts fresh new talent, top venture capitalists and some of the most brilliant entrepreneurial minds of today on stage for two days of powerful discovery.

Aia Sarycheva

Investor, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund at Revolution

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Alex Halperin

Editor & Founder, WeedWeek

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Alex West Steinman

CEO & Cofounder, The Coven

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Allie Burns

CEO, Village Capital

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Amy Nelson

CEO, Venture For America

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Andrea Zieher

Director, Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art

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Andrew Goldner

Founding Partner, GrowthX

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Anna Pickren

Director of Partnerships, Alice

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Baylor Bone Swindell

Owner, Baylor Company

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Ben Jacobs

Head of Ventures, Mars Petcare

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Ben Kurland

Cofounder, BillFixers

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Bianca Caban

Head of Partnerships, Republic

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Bill Lee

50th Governor of Tennessee

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Bob Corker

Former United States Senator

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Bob Rolfe

Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

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Branden Harvey

Founder, Good Good Good

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Brock Weatherup

Investor, Metamorphosis Partners

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Buddy Teaster

CEO, Soles4Souls

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Caitlin McAllister

Executive Director, Catapult Chicago

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Cam Doody

President & Founder, Bellhops

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Cameron Schulz

Founder & CEO, HopFly Brewing Company

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Carl Wilson

Cofounder, Luum Studio

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Carmen Palafox

Partner, MiLA Capital

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Carolyn Rodz

CEO & Founder, Alice

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Cathy Byrd

Founder & Artistic Director, Fresh Art International

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Channing Moreland

CEO & Cofounder, EVAmore

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Clint Gwin

President & CEO, Pathway Lending

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Courtenay Rogers

Director, Pathway Women’s Business Center

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Craig Buerstatte

Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Dale Chrystie

Blockchain Strategist, FedEx

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Daniella Segal

Director of Business Development, Nabis

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Daniel Weisman

Vice President, AllianceBernstein Private Wealth Management/Angel Investor/Cofounder

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Dawn G. Patrick

Managing Partner, Cherry Bekaert

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Denkenesh Dobbins

Fellow, HBCUvc

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Derrick Morgan

Managing Partner, KNGDM

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Doug Speight

Cofounder and Chief Innovator, AnnexTech Partners

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Elizabeth Duffield

Director of Business Development, Trilliant Health; Venture for America Fellow

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Emily Best

CEO & Founder, Seed&Spark

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Emily Hak

Business Performance Advisor, Insperity

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Emily Sandberg Gold

CEO, Twice Social

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Emmy Sobieski

Chief Investment Officer & Cofounder, Alderan Capital LLC

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Erik Rannala

Cofounder & Managing Partner, Mucker Capital

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Gabrielle Lynch

Director of Protection, The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee

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Gov. Bill Haslam

Former Tennessee Governor

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Graham Klemme

Policy Evangelist, Engine

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Hadiyah Mujhid

CEO & Founder, HBCUvc

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Hannah Schneider

Owner & Partner, BRND House

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Harry L. Allen

Chief Relationship Officer & Cofounder, Studio Bank

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Holli Alexander

Strategic Initiatives Manager & Global Sustainability, Eastman

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Ian D. McClure

Executive Director, University of Kentucky Office of Technology Commercialization

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Jai Sajnani

Investor, New Enterprise Associates

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Jeff McCord

Commissioner, TN Labor & Workforce Development

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Jeffrey Eschbach

CEO & Founder, Page Vault Inc.

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Jeffrey P. Bigham

Machine Learning + Accessibility Research Leader, Apple

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Jeremy Holley

Partner, FlyteVu

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Jesse Einhorn

Data Content Director, StockX

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Jessica McKellar

Founder & CTO, Pilot

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Jessica Peltz-Zatulove

Partner, MDC Ventures

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Joe Fox

CEO & Cofounder, Blühen Botanicals

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Joe Heron

Founder, Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.

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John Gotty

Cultural Educator & EIC, Still Crew

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Jon Shieber

Senior Editor, TechCrunch

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Jonathan Drillings

Partner, Riverside Acceleration Capital

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Jonathan Webb

CEO & Founder, AppHarvest

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Jordan Short

Cofounder, Luum Studio

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JP Mangalindan

Tech Journalist, Fortune, Medium

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Justin Junda

Partner & EVP Capital Markets, LivWell; Founder, Tilt Holdings

Karen Houghton

Vice President, Atlanta Tech Village and Atlanta Ventures

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Karen Kops

Founder, Poppy & Monroe

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Kari Irons

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Journeys

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Karyl Fowler

CEO & Cofounder, Transmute

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Kate Anderson

Cofounder & Operations Director, iFundWomen

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Kate Beardsley

Managing Partner, Upslope Ventures

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Kate Murdock

Associate, OpenView Ventures

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Katie Czerepak

Chief People Officer, Indigo

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Kendall Park

Pathways Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University

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Kerry Rupp

General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

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Kirsty Goodlett

Director, Ketner Group Communications

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Kristen Johns

Partner, Waller; Founder, TOKENIZETN

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Kristina Montague

Managing Partner, The JumpFund

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Kwaku Osei

CEO, Cooperative Capital

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Leslie Hayes

SVP of Education, Pathway Lending

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Leslie Lynn Smith

President & CEO, Epicenter

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Libby Callaway

Principal & Founder, The Callaway

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Lisa Roberts

Founder, Great Catch Consulting

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Marcus Cobb

CEO & Cofounder, Jammber

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Maria Aspan

Editor-at-large, Inc. Magazine

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Matthew A. Gibson, PhD

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Erlanger Health System

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Matthew Hertz

CEO, Second Marathon

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Megan Feeman

Founder & CEO, NoBaked Cookie Dough

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Molly Demarest

General Manager, American Underground

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Monique Villa

Investor, Mucker Capital & Founder, ModernCapital

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Nekasha Pratt

Director of Marketing, TN Dept. of Tourist Development

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Olivia Owens

Business Development & Partnerships Manager, iFundWomen

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Paul Sarvadi

Chairman & CEO, Insperity

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Rebecca Gale

Founder, Haum

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Rebekah Iliff-Weaver

Founder, WriteVest

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Ryan Levy

Managing Shareholder, Patterson Intellectual Property Law

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S. Deon Stokes

CEO, Joint Effort Business & Marketing Consulting and Founder & Visionary, The Failure Report

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Sam Reed

Consultant, Jigsaw Consulting

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Sarah Bellos

CEO & Founder, Stony Creek Colors

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Sara T. Brand

Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

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Scooter Taylor

Cofounder, Looklive Inc.

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Scott Daniel

Director of Innovation, Bush's Beans

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Scott Lopano

Associate, Tech Square Ventures; Engage.vc

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Sean Sheppard

Founding Partner, GrowthX

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Seth Bernstein

President & CEO, AllianceBernstein

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Sid Chambless

Managing Partner, Nashville Capital Network

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Sofia Tomov

CEO & Founder, Qardian Labs

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Stacie Grissom

Director of Content and Communications, BARK

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Suzanne Shelton

President & CEO, Shelton Group

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Thomas McBrearty

Head of Compliance and Expansion, Nabis Distribution

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Tiffine Wang

Senior Investment Manager, Singtel Innov8 Ventures

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Tim Katt

Managing Director & Cofounder, TACK Ventures

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Tim Piersant

CEO & Cofounder, Chattanooga Whiskey

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Vik Thapar

Partner, Cypress Growth Capital

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Willa B. Kalaidjian

Chair, Chambliss Startup Group

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Yanika C. Smith-Bartley

Vice President & Special Counsel - Diversity & Inclusion, Asurion

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Zack Weiner

President & Cofounder, Overtime

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