Hundreds of entrepreneurs, startup founders and investors are headed to Nashville next week for the first part of almost a double header of premium startup conferences. 36:86 is the first conference out of the gate and starts Monday June 8th in Nashville. 36:86 began three years ago as the Southland Conference, highlighting startups, entrepreneurship and southern culture. Although the first conference was a big success in year two, Launch Tennessee partnered with PandoDaily to produce Southland and attracted Al Gore and many other big names. Now in year three they’ve split apart from PandoDaily who’s producing their own conference the following week. Both prove to be big deals and are great for the community says Nashville investor Vic Gatto.
The conference will feature 36 startups competing for a fitting prize of $36,000 and a wide array of great speakers covering entrepreneurship, technology, investing, startups and culture.
“This final set of speakers are an excellent addition on top of the 40+ speakers we have previously announced,” says Charlie Brock, CEO of LaunchTN. “This is an incredible lineup of speakers and the programming for 36|86 will not disappoint.”
Ashley Capps, Founder of AC Entertainment, Brand Foundry Ventures Founder, Andrew Mitchell, and Entrepreneur Magazine writer Cat Clifford will be joining the 3686 Conference roster in addition to these remaining speakers confirmed to participate in feature panels and interactive salon sessions:
Milena Berry – Co-Founder & CEO of Power to Fly
Blake Blackshear – Chief Technology Officer at NextGxDx
Todd Breeden – Investor at Starvest Ventures
Lisa Calhoun – Founder & CEO at Write2Market
Cordell Carter – Founder of TechTown Global
Bill DiPietro – Vice President of Product Management at Digital Reasoning
Jonathan Drillings – Principal at Comcast Ventures
Tugce Ergul – Co-Founder at Angel Labs
Nora Levinson – President & CEO at Caedon
Andrew Mitchell – Founder at Brand Foundry Ventures
Will Morrow – Director, Special Assets with Hospital Corporation of America
Chris Murdock – Co-Founder & Senior Partner at iQTalent Partners
Jamie Pallot – Co-Founder of Emblematic Group
Christopher Parks – Founder & Chief Development Officer at Change Healthcare
Dan Stephenson – Founder at Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese
The full program agenda will be released later this week.
These 36|86 participants join over 40 previously announced speakers, including Julia Hartz and Kevin Hartz, Co-Founders of Eventbrite, Lon Binder, CTO of Warby Parker, Uber’s Meghan Joyce and Mark Rogowsky, Jonathan Shieber, senior editor at TechCrunch, and John Biggs, east coast editor at TechCrunch. The full list of speakers can be found at www.thirtysixeightysix.com.