36|86 is known for its contributions to the technology and venture landscapes. Last year, the conference drew over 900 attendees that included a mix of investors, startup representatives, and technology entrepreneurs. For the past four years, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has recognized the conference for its continued impact. This year, the Foundation will fund the Innovation Grant Program, which will award the winner of the 36|86 startup competition with a $50,000 grand prize.
This year's 36|86 will be held June 6-7 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. Tickets are available at the 36|86 website.