By Jeff Ketner, CEO, Ketner Group

Ketner Group Communications is no stranger to 36|86 Festival and LaunchTN. Our Nashville office kicked off with a bang at 36|86 last year; Kirsty Goodlett, our Nashville director, was featured on a panel discussion about winning press and influencing customers. …


Peter Tsai may not be a household name, but odds are you know his work.

By Tickle College of Engineering, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The now-retired, longtime research faculty member of the Department of Material Science and Engineering is the architect behind the essential technology in N95 respirators, the…


Pushing high-velocity decision making deeper into your organization

By Viraj Parikh, Managing Partner of TechCXO

On a recent 20VC podcast episode, Steve Blank, an early serial tech entrepreneur and academic who helped launch the lean startup movement, listed three things within any company leadership’s control that ultimately determines their survival:


Investing VS. Operating

By Viraj Parikh, Managing Partner of TechCXO

Having spent over a decade as a Wall Street investment analyst and portfolio manager prior to becoming a CFO, I would often think about the decision-making process of great portfolio managers versus CEOs of the many growing companies that I admired and studied…


Hear messages from 36|86 Festival friends and notables, from practical insight to messages of hope.

What are you hopeful for as your business tackles what lies ahead? What’s one practical thing you’re doing that will help you thrive in the long run?

Those are the two questions we asked 36|86…


Chattanooga entrepreneur Marsha Roberts shares her experience as a 36|86 Fellow, from a new view of PR to speed dating and capital ideas.

Years ago I had a darkroom for developing black and white photos. It was a magical process watching the image emerge from seemingly nothing on the paper…


Get a taste of Nashville history at these five cultural sites, recommended by Urbaanite’s DeAndre Holland.

The Witness Walls monument honors events of the Civil Rights movement that occurred in Nashville in the 1950s and 1960s. Find it in Public Square Park, on the west side of the Davidson County Courthouse.

As you take your entrepreneurial journey at 36|86 in Nashville this week, Urbaanite offers a few local gems to visit and widen your cultural lens. …


In town for 36|86? Maximize your Music City downtime with these ideas from our friends at NATIVE, Nashville’s culture magazine.

You’ll find some of Music City’s tastiest restaurants in East Nashville, with plenty of neighborhood faves for dinner, brunch, and late-night eats and cocktails.

DINING

BABO
1601A Riverside Dr.
Korean-themed late-night bar and restaurant that provides a wonderful alternative to the mundane fried food usually available after 10 p.m. …


From work-free weekends to hot yoga, entrepreneurs share their secrets for keeping energy up and stress down.

Our blog series on issues in entrepreneurship features 36|86 insiders exploring topics including innovation as a catalyst for social change, the importance of women’s voices in the startup economy, and why community is…


How ecosystem-builders are fostering innovation, diversity, and economic growth in emerging startup hubs like Memphis, Louisville, and Tampa.

Memphis

Our blog series on issues in entrepreneurship features 36|86 insiders exploring topics including innovation as a catalyst for social change, the importance of women’s voices in the startup economy, and how to…

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