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What past attendees are saying about 3686

We asked past 3686 attendees to share their favorite, most valuable parts of the annual entrepreneur conference.

They commented on everything from the variety of attendees to the genuine connections made at the three-day event.

“The thing I look forward to at 3686 is the diversity of people that you meet,” founder of Serious Health Gideon Thomas said. “You meet other entrepreneurs, you meet investors, you meet people in the research arena, and they are the type of people that all want to move your business forward.”

Tickets are on sale now for $199 but the price increases to $399 on May 20, so get your tickets now!

Check out what previous attendees said.

A startup launchpad
“Attending 3686 was an incredible launchpad for our startup. We were able to network with other founders, meet investors one-on-one, and compete (and win) the state-wide pitch competition which boosted visibility for VetVerifi in the investment community. Most importantly, we were able to secure investment from two VC funds in our fundraise as a direct result of attending 3686. The relationships we built at 3686 have continued to this day. If you’re building a startup in Tennessee, this event is an imperative.” — David Servodidio, co founder/partner of VetVertif 

Learn and unite
“3686 is one of the best places for entrepreneurs to unite and learn. The value of having so many talented, enthusiastic, connected people in one place is priceless. And it’s fun. It’s a great place to learn, meet people that could further your business and enjoy Nashville.” — Lya Kimbrough, entrepreneur and community leader

Genuine connections
“3686 is a must-attend for any entrepreneur. It’s not an ordinary conference; it’s a catalyst for community building, forging lasting relationships, and creating new opportunities. What truly sets 3686 apart is the ability to foster genuine connections through its structured networking opportunities, particularly through the app which allows for one-on-one interactions.” – Nikki Sanz, founder of Giggs

New relationships
“The value that I got from the last 3686 garnered new relationships, investors and mentors.  This is a must not miss event for any entrepreneur across all categories.” Laurel Orley, founder of The Daily Crunch 

Competitive advantage
“3686 is an invaluable event any entrepreneur should prioritize. Not only will you get the chance to network with leaders in Tennessee’s entrepreneurial space, but you’ll also get the chance to understand Tennessee’s competitive advantage and how you can be a part of it while creating and scaling your business. I look forward to attending with the best and brightest minds from across the country.” Tasia Malakasis, CEO of The Company Lab

Relatable information
“3686 is my favorite conference of the year! The event from start to finish is created and executed with the entrepreneur in mind. It has great connections and sessions with relatable information you can actually apply to your business. You can’t miss it!” — Lauren Glass, founder of Personality Pool 

About 3686
In its 11th year, the event is part of LaunchTN’s goal to be Tennessee’s hub for startups and innovation. 

Over the years, the conference has incorporated different elements, such as pitch competitions and specialized workshops, to cater to the evolving needs and interests of its attendees.

A glimpse into this year’s programming looks like:
— a forum discussion with Tennessee mayors about innovation across the state today and tomorrow

— a “Where are they now” panel with graduates of the LaunchTN accelerator program, the TENN — topics will include: using tech to streamline hiring, how to make a successful company exit and how to grow from a two-person to a 60-person startup

— a tech panel digging into how Tennessee’s professional sports teams are thinking about tech and fan experiences 

And we’re bringing back successful components of past conferences, like the pitch competition and one-on-one meetings between entrepreneurs and investors. (Last year we facilitated over 900 meetings!)

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