There is something good brewing in TN…

Originally published at launchtn.org on October 24, 2018

Written by Carmen Palafox, Partner at MiLA.vc

Visionary Leadership:

The leadership team at 36|86 has fostered community and attracted investors from all over the US to the area, which is important to founders that want to scale to new markets. I met cool local investors and folks from Texas, Florida, New York, and the Bay Area.

Public-Private Cooperation:

It takes money and government support to set an ecosystem up for success. Tennessee has it with Impact Fund, LaunchTN’s seed fund that provides initial risk capital to get founders going. And 36|86 has secured anchors, e.g., Nissan that can open doors for founders. We at MiLA.vc dig mobility tech so will keep tabs here.

Cool memories from 36|86 Festival:

  • My favorite sessions: panel on Opportunity Zones, AMA with SEC Chairman Jay Claton, and mentor hours with local founders.
  • Great eats around town: Husk- yum.
  • Good times: Live On The Green…I’m a sucker for live music!

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

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