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Insiders Share Expertise That Will Move You Forward

You’ll hear from Fortune 500 decision-makers, global tech titans, blue-chip investors and high-growth startup successes. They’ve been right where you are today, and they’ll share insights and tips to fast-track your company’s growth. We’re constantly adding new content and speakers to the agenda — check back soon for more exciting panels!

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36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival is Aug. 29-30 in Nashville.

David Cummings

CEO, Atlanta Ventures

Karen Cahn

Founder & CEO, iFundwomen

Arlan Hamilton

Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

Chad Fowler

CTO & GM, Startup Advocacy at Microsoft

Rei Wang

Director, Dorm Room Fund at First Round Capital

Abe Minkara

Business Development Director, Mark Cuban Companies

Stacey Epstein

CEO & Cofounder, Zinc

Ross Baird

President, Village Capital

Andrew Mitchell

General Partner, Brand Foundry Ventures

Mary Grove

Partner, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Fund

Ken Staut

CEO & Cofounder, GrowthFountain

Chris Carter

CEO & Cofounder, Porter Road

James Peisker

COO & Cofounder, Porter Road

J. Kelly Hoey

Author, Build Your Dream Network

Fran Pomerantz

Founder, The Pomerantz Group, LLC

Blair Garrou

Managing Director, Mercury Fund

Ryan Darnell

Managing Partner, Max Ventures

Thomas Dickerson

CEO & Cofounder, Geopipe, Inc.

Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D.

CEO & Cofounder, Geopipe, Inc.

Learn From Startup Insiders In This Intimate Environment

Don't be another number in the crowd! Space is limited to give you the chance to make the right business and VC connections you need to build, scale and execute. You won't want to miss this!

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