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36 | 86 Technology Conference

JUNE 4-7, 2017 - NASHVILLE, TN

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36|86 is the Southeast’s premier technology conference for entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders from across the country. The event showcases the top early- and growth-stage startups that are driving innovation in traditional industries and positioning the region to lead the country’s next wave of entrepreneurship.

36|86 is the platform for incredible founders, proven business leaders, strategic investors and corporate partners to build the relationships that will take their businesses to the next level. Come join us for two days of exciting new ideas on entrepreneurship. Hear from A-list speakers such as Steve Case and Sen. Bill Frist, MD, get the unique perspective of technology investors such as GE Ventures, and meet your fill of hot chicken, whiskey, honky tonks and more!

Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship, with the goal of making Tennessee one of the most startup-friendly states in the country.


Steve Case

Chairman & CEO of Revolution LLC

He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm he co-founded in 2005, where he partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant “built to last” new businesses.…

Bill Frist, M.D.

Surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader.

Senator William Frist, M.D. is a nationally-acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and chairman of the Executive Board of the health service private equity firm Cressey & Company.  He…

Darria Long Gillespie, M.D.

VP Clinical Strategy, Sharecare

Darria Long Gillespie, MD MBA, FACEP, is Sharecare’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy, an Emergency Department physician at Northside Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and national…

John B. Rogers Jr.

CEO & Founder, Local Motors

John B. Rogers, Jr. is the CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, a technology company based in Phoenix that designs, builds and sells vehicles. This disruptive company is redefining vehicle development by pairing micro-manufacturing…

Jon Shieber

Senior Editor, Techcrunch

Jonathan is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch where he covers venture capital investment and technology development. Previously, Jonathan spent several years reporting on venture capital, private equity, energy and technology from New York and…

Alison Lebovitz

Host of "The A List with Alison Lebovitz" at WTCI-PBS

Alison Goldstein Lebovitz is a speaker, author, television host, and nonprofit executive who believes each of us has the power and responsibility to make this world a better place. In 2007, that conviction prompted…

    Karen Kerr

    Executive Managing Director of GE Ventures

    Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures, Additive, Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise, Karen Kerr leads a team focused on making investments and developing partnerships in the advanced manufacturing ecosystem. Karen comes to GE with two decades…

    Kelly Hoey

    Author, Speaker & Investor

    Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). As a connector, and networking expert, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World…

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    While at 36|86, Village 36 companies get unparalleled access to the largest gathering of early-stage investment firms in the Southeast, plus insights from thought leaders, innovators and fellow entrepreneurs.

    Chance to compete for $50k in total prize money

    Location: Nashville, TN

    “Music City, USA,” Nashville was named the Reader’s Choice: Destination of the Year by Travel + Leisure in 2015 and the #1 City for International Travel by Trip Advisor in 2015 and appeared in 16 Destinations for 2016 on Forbes. It is home to award-winning chefs and restaurants, the world’s best live music per capita and a hot, innovative tech scene you have to see to believe.

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