36|86 does not only symbolize the latitude and longitude for the city of Nashville, TN: it also is the name of a pitch event created by Launch Tennessee in their pursuit to find and support promising startups. Featuring 34 of the Southeast’s hottest startups along with 50+ speakers, you do not want to miss out on the chance to engage with so many bright and inventive thinkers.
To better understand how the accelerator world has matured beyond Demo Day, I sought out Jason Denenberg, former partner at Angel Capital Group, and current Director of Entrepreneurship at Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN). I previously wrote about LaunchTN’s second-phase master accelerator class called The TENN, which has a proven track record of helping startups thrive after graduation from an accelerator.
In five North American cities, groups of software developers, designers and those with business backgrounds will be loading into buses Thursday, each bound for Nashville. The San Francisco-born StartupBus event moved its final destination to Nashville this year, in light of Launch Tennessee’s upcoming 36|86 conference for Southeastern entrepreneurs. In past years, the trips have ended with a pitch competition in San Antonio ahead of Austin’s SXSW tech event.
How many of you have wanted the opportunity to learn more about the science and technology assets of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to see if there was a good opportunity for collaboration with your enterprise? I know that I heard that request hundreds of times during my second career at the lab. Well, guess what? Your chance is coming-up on July 14 and 15.
LAUNCH is continuing its mission through a new summer camp. The camp, called LAUNCH Kinect, is a week of entrepreneurship, networking and fun for urban teens who have completed the organization’s high school business program, LAUNCH program director Gina Soltau said. The teen participants have already worked on business plans and ideas during the high school program.
Two soulful roots-rockers — Louisana’s Marc Broussard and Nashville-based songsmith Langhorne Slim — will take the stage at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton St) on Tuesday, and it’ll only cost their fans $5 in advance. What’s the occasion? 36|86, a new annual gathering that will bring business leaders, investors and startups to Nashville Monday–Wednesday. You won’t need to register for that event in order to see Tuesday night’s concert, however. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
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