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36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival

Presented by Launch Tennessee at Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville TN

Aug 28 - 29 2019
36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival

Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced a programming track dedicated to students and young startup founders at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival.

36|86 is the South’s premier gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovation-ecosystem builders. In 2018, the festival attracted more than 1,200 attendees from 33 states, including more than 200 investors. This year’s guests will have opportunities to engage with top speakers and innovators from across the country, along with enhanced options for networking and entertainment.

The marquee student event at 36|86 is the Student Edition Live Pitch, an entrepreneur showcase and pitch competition that gives Tennessee student founders a platform to access funding, resources, and marketing support. Finalists will compete Aug. 28 to win $60,000 in prizes.

Additional 36|86 Student Edition programs include:

  • A panel featuring the entrepreneurial journeys of young founders like Sofia Tomov, a 16-year-old student who developed software that detects early signs of heart disease
  • A discussion on programs that support students to become entrepreneurs or investors, with representatives from Venture for America, a fellowship program for recent college graduates who want to become startup leaders, and HBCUvc, a nonprofit that trains and prepares black students for careers in venture capital and tech
  • A fireside chat with Zack Weiner, co-founder and president of Overtime, and one of his early investors discussing the failure of his first venture and the lessons learned from this experience

Powered by LaunchTN, 36|86 delivers actionable programming to help businesses at all levels scale. For more information and to purchase a ticket, visit

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$450/At Door

Special add-ons, like the exclusive VIP party at Live On The Green, are also available for purchase to amplify your overall experience.

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Wildhorse Saloon

120 Second Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201
(Neighborhood: Downtown)


Utilizing a ride share service is highly encouraged. If you plan to drive, there are several paid parking garages within easy walking distance from the Wildhorse Saloon. To see parking garage locations, fees, hours of operation and more, visit: Metered parking spaces are also available across the downtown area. Please note that shuttles from the Opryland area run several times daily and drop off in front of the Wildhorse. Round-trip, one-day passes start at $20/Person. For pricing and schedules, please call (615) 889-1000.

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