36|86 welcomes our first panelists: SmileDirectClub, with a view from the C-suite.

At 36|86, we like to show off local talent. This Nashville-based company knows what it’s like to build and thrive in Tennessee, and they’re ready to share their startup journey on the mainstage.

Founded in 2014 by Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman, SmileDirectClub is a pioneer in teledentistry, representing 95% of the direct-to-consumer clear-aligner industry. The company plans to grow its global workforce by 30% this year and has pledged to hire more than 2,000 new employees in Tennessee by 2024.

As a 36|86 attendee, you’ll hear from the leaders behind the success of SmileDirectClub on why they chose Nashville to set up shop, what it’s like to see a “B” in valuation, and how to maintain company culture in a rapid growth environment.

36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival brings together the best innovators and difference-makers for two days of networking, programming, and entertainment on the latest in technology and entrepreneurship. 36|86 is a launching point to greater things for you and your business. Join us in downtown Nashville, Aug. 28-29, and make your next move.

36|86 brings together innovators, pioneers, investors & visionaries to shape the future of business.