Thirteen student start-ups competing for $40,000 in “36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition”

36-86 Student EditionLaunch Tennessee has announced the 13 finalists in its “36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition” that will be held Sunday afternoon, June 4, just a day ahead of the start of the third iteration of the “36|86 Conference” in Nashville.

The finalists, divided into four categories and selected from university-based competitions, include six from universities in the primary coverage area of They are:

Social Enterprise: None from east of Nashville.

Consumer Goods/Services:

  • Gigamunch (Tennessee Tech University)
  • In With The Old (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)Technology Enabled

Technology Enabled:

  • The Sorority Guide (UT, Knoxville)
  • AM Optics (Tennessee Tech)

Commercialized Technology:

  • GeoAir (UT, Knoxville)
  • SimPath (UT, Knoxville)

Finalists will pitch to and be evaluated by, a panel of judges made up of C-suite executives, investors and tech leaders who will select four winners – one from each category – to receive a combination of cash prizes, Southwest gift cards, and access to continued support needed to launch and grow their business.

The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Global Action Platform’s offices at Nashville’s oneCITY, 8 City Boulevard. To register, click here.

Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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