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The Southeast’s Premier Entrepreneurship Experience | Aug 29-30, 2018 | Nashville TN

Helping you grow with valuable insights from industry leaders.

Maintaining a competitive advantage is essential to your success, and the best way to get there is to keep learning from those who have been through it before. So we’ve combed through the top panels from 2017 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival and put the best business advice from key speakers into a quick-to-read guide. Consider this a preview of what’s to come if you attend 36|86 this August!

Download the “5 Insider Takeaways on Growing Your Startup” to learn

How to find a true competitive advantage - and how to defend it.
Why the right people are so valuable to a growing business.
How to foster a culture of continued innovation.

Do you feel like you’re stuck and can’t make that break through your business needs?

At 36|86 we know how difficult it can be to leave your business – even for a few hours. That’s why we keep spots limited to help make sure you’re not just another number in the crowd – and are able to make the connections you need.

Here’s how to get started:

Download The Guide

We’ve pulled together some of the best business advice from previous keynotes to give you a taste of what’s to come in August!


Get Your Festival Pass

Entrepreneur passes are still available. With limited space and pricing at only $199, these spots will go quickly, so get in early!


Attend The Festival

We’ll see you Aug. 29-30 in Nashville. Get ready to hear from amazing speakers and make the connections you need to grow your business!


"I think Nashville is booming, and Tennessee is booming in tech…I would not miss this conference, it’s THE place to be in Tennessee to get together with the right people.”
Nick Smoot Founder & Executive Director, Mountain Man Ventures
"It’s places like 36|86 that really give people a sense of what’s possible and create the networks you really need to be successful…”
Steve Case Cofounder AOL, Chairman & CEO, Revolution
“This is one of the best tech conferences I’ve ever been to…I’ve at least been to 15 this year, and every person I meet is a partnership waiting to happen for my company…”
Ken McElrath, Founder & CEO, Skuid
“We think there’s a tremendous amount of opportunity, and it’s been great to convene with a bunch of other like-minded investors that are finding opportunity in places that we think more investors should be paying attention.”
Victoria Fram, Cofounder & Managing Director, VilCap Investments
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Speakers & Keynotes

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!

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

Multi-Venue Experience In Music City

We’re bringing you a multi-track festival at venues in some of downtown Nashville’s hottest locales. The footprint stretches from 2nd Avenue favorites like BB King’s, The George Jones and Wildhorse Saloon to Acme Feed and Seed on Broadway (it’s Nashville’s favorite rooftop patio!), all within a five-minute walk.

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


Wildhorse Saloon

120 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201


BB King’s Blues Club

152 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201


The George Jones Museum 

128 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201


Acme Feed & Seed

101 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

Live On The Green Music Festival

Live On The Green Music Festival

Nashville Public Square Park
Nashville, TN 37243

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