STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION
VILLAGE 36 AT 36|86
36 COMPANIES COMPETE FOR $50K
Launch Tennessee scoured the Southeast in search of the brightest early-stage companies to join Village 36, the startup pitch competition at 36|86. Each will pitch on stage in front of 1,000+ attendees June 5-6, for a chance at $50,000.
These are rising leaders in the Southeast, innovating in industries that have been core to the region’s economy. They have raised $37.3M and work across multiple sectors including healthcare IT, fintech, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, music tech and more. Village 36 companies hail from 8 Southeastern states and Washington, DC; and embody a range of demographics that are underrepresented in American entrepreneurship, including 13 female founders.
Village 36 startups get unparalleled access to the largest gathering of early-stage investment firms in the Southeast via curated Speed Dating sessions and dedicated exhibit time, plus insights from thought leaders, innovators and fellow entrepreneurs.