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SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2022

Don't miss the Southeast's premier gathering of founders and investors.

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What is LaunchTN’s 3686?

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 unique conference experience filled with opportunities to connect with your next collaborator, catch live shows in Music City, and prepare your business for scale and growth with a suite of tactical speaker content, investor connections, networking and interactive sessions.

September 27th

  • Pre-Event Kick-off
  • Set Your Agenda

September 28th

  • Captivating Fireside Chats
  • Experiential Workshops
  • Curated Matchmaking, powered by LaunchTN Connect
  • Intimate Networking + Happy Hours

September 29th

  • Experience Nashville with LaunchTN

Pitch Competition

LaunchTN is excited to partner with venture capital firm Panoramic Ventures, to feature Tennessee’s first Startup Showdown, a pitch competition investing $120,000 into the winning startup. Ready to scale your company to that next level? Apply today.

Launch Tennessee Office
Invitation Only
LaunchTN Office
Invitation Only
Tennessee Brew Works
Invitation Only
Cecret Gallery
Invitation Only
Nashville Soho House
Invitation Only
pH Nashville
Invitation Only
William Colliers Lounge
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Marathon Music Works
Baker Donelson
Nashville Entrepreneurship Center
Fairlane Hotel Nashville
invite only
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville Entrepreneurship Center

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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Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton St
Nashville, TN

We are hosting this year's 3686 at Marathon Music Works, a turn-of-the-century auto factory turned Nashville’s most unique concert & event venue. Y'all get ready for the ultimate Nashville experience while you learn, connect and grow your business.


We now have a preferred rate courtesy room block in place for our 3686 attendees!
Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown Capitol View
530 11th Ave N | Nashville, TN 37203
(less than ½ a mile from Marathon Music Works!)
Group Name: 3686 Launch Tennessee
Booking Link: 3686 LAUNCH TN (
Booking Cutoff Date: August 28, 2022
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Nashville Midtown
1500 Charlotte Ave | Nashville, TN 37203
(less than ½ a mile from Marathon Music Works!)
Group Name: 3686 Launch Tennessee
Booking Link: Book your group rate for 3686 Launch Tennessee
Booking Cutoff Date: August 26, 2022

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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