3686 Festival was back in action for an in-person event, and it was fantastic.

Hundreds of founders, investors, and community leaders gathered to share ideas and insights into their journeys.  

As I looked around the main stage room and spoke to various people throughout the week, I noticed one common theme:

Perpetual Learners. 

The life of an entrepreneur requires you to iterate, abandon ideas, build upon concepts, and skill-up constantly. Each person that I spoke with at the festival embodied these traits and showed a level of resilience with their mindset. 

If you’re looking to surround yourself with individuals of this caliber I highly suggest getting involved with LaunchTN and your local network partner, which can be found here: launchtn.org

– Ryan Shipley, Director of Special Projects



Sync Space Entrepreneur Center is a 501(c)3 and the Launch Tennessee partner for northeast Tennessee. Sync Space programs range from early idea validation and workshops to accelerator programs uniquely focused on support for local and recruited startups considering northeast Tennessee as a place to grow or expand their business. Sync Space programming aligns startups with key partners and industries that offer mentorship, opportunities for investment, and pilot program opportunities. To learn more about Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, visit: https://syncspace.org

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