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Due to recent COVID-19 developments and thoughtful deliberation on the part of LaunchTN staff, board and stakeholders, we have decided to postpone this year’s 3686 Festival, scheduled for September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Every 3686 Festival for the last eight years has sought to provide a high-quality experience for our guests and speakers. Considering this is an indoor event with an expected high attendance, we are unlikely to meet those expectations as our community’s health and safety is our biggest priority.

Thank you for your continued support of the 3686 Festival. We look forward to connecting again in person in 2022 and we encourage you to engage with our many LaunchTN programs in the meantime. You can find details about our program and partners and so much more on our website Until then, we appreciate your continued support of our vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation.

The Team at Launch Tennessee

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What is LaunchTN’s 3686 FESTIVAL?

Tennessee is one of the few states with a statewide network of organizations collaborating directly with investors, entrepreneurs, and each other to enhance startup growth in 7 regions across the state. As part of Launch Tennessee’s mission to build Tennessee into the most startup friendly state in the nation, we host 3686 to serve as a meeting ground for best-in-class representatives of innovation, investment, and institutional businesses from Tennessee and across the country to create this community with us.

Named for the geographic coordinates of Nashville, 3686 is a multi-day, multi-venue experience filled with opportunities to connect with your next collaborator, catch live shows in Music City, and prepare for the year ahead with a suite of engaging speaker content and thoughtful workshops.


  • Kickoff Sessions
  • Meet and Greets
  • Set Your Agenda

DAYS 2 + 3

  • Captivating Keynotes
  • Experiential Workshops
  • Curated Matchmaking, powered by Brella
  • Intimate Networking + Breakouts


  • Final Programming
  • Closing Ceremonies
  • Explore All Music City Has to Offer

Past Speakers

Steve Case

Chairman and CEO, Revolution

Jay Clayton

Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission

Katie Czerepak

Chief People Officer, Indigo Ag

Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

Julia Hartz

Co-Founder, CEO, and Board Member, Eventbrite

Van Jones

CEO, REFORM Alliance

Scott Kupor

Managing Partner, Andreesen Horowitz

Aaron Levie

CEO, Box

Jessica McKellar

Founder and CTO, Pilot

Hadiyah Mujhid

Founder and CEO, HBCUvc

Carolyn Rodz

Founder, Hello Alice

Ian Rogers

Chief Digital Officer, LVMH

Fred Smith

Chairman and CEO, FedEx

Marcus Whitney

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Jumpstart Health Investors

Jewel Burks Solomon

Head of Google for Startups, Managing Partner, Collab Capital
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What Our Past Attendees Said

- @MomSourceNetwork

Incredible day so far at @3686fest hearing the panel addressing how female, veteran and minority founders are crucial to ecosystem building and economic development across the US

- @JeffBigham

Had an amazing time in Nashville at #3686fest — vibrant ecosystem of innovation and tech entrepreneurship. also, the music 😍. loving cities like Nashville and Pittsburgh, no place I’d rather be.

- @AiaSarycheva

Kicking off #3686Fest in #Nashville with a panel on the future of intelligent mobility! Great to be here with @maryGrove - thank you to @LaunchTN for organizing a rockstar festival! #revolution @RiseOfRest

- @DanuelBrown

First day of #3686Fest and first time in Nashville! Excited to meet the ecosystem & also learn what honky tonks are 🎉

- @HeyReiWang

#Nashville, y’all are the best! Loved meeting all the folks that are making the southeast an amazing place for entrepreneurship. Thanks for having me #3686Fest, can’t wait to come back.

- @ElizLemmonds

Truly loved #3686Fest this year. Saw some of my fave folks and met new ones. (And branding was on point!) Pretty confident a strong message was that #memphisisinvestible - proud of my @epimemphis team, our #startups & investors for driving that point home.

- @NEXTupstateSC

Great start to #3686Fest with "Build Your Brand Smarter". Loved the Moon Pie/Eclipse story from @dtombras and the 'Elvis debate' from @staceyepstein


Can't wait to hear how some of the best and brightest in the business have gotten to where they are, and where they are going next.

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