NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship across the state, today announced a partnership with Nissan North America for 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. Nissan will be the presenting sponsor of the event, which is the Southeast’s premier gathering of founders, investors and ecosystem builders offering entrepreneurs the knowledge, connections and capital needed to scale their businesses.
At the annual festival in downtown Nashville Aug. 29-30, Nissan will host “Innovation Alley,” an interactive experience for attendees and the public to experience Nissan Intelligent Mobility — the company’s vision for changing how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into a connected society.
“As a Tennessee-based company focused on advanced technology and innovation, Nissan is proud to support Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival,” said Scott Becker, senior vice president, Administration, Nissan North America. “The automotive industry is evolving more rapidly than any other period in its history, and Nissan is focused on fostering collaboration with entrepreneurs and startups that can become leaders in the future innovation economy.”
Maarten Sierhuis, chief technology director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, will participate in a fireside chat discussing the future of intelligent mobility. Sierhuis leads multiple teams of researchers working on the development of future autonomous vehicles, connectivity and human-machine interaction and interface.
“We are thrilled to have Nissan’s participation and support at 36|86,” said Charlie Brock, CEO of Launch Tennessee. “The company is the leading automotive manufacturer in the state of Tennessee, and we’re excited to showcase their cutting-edge work around intelligent mobility and connectivity. Their participation will serve as a great example for entrepreneurs of how a major multinational company continues to innovate.”
36|86 will run Aug. 29-30 across four of Nashville’s hottest downtown venues. For more information on the festival agenda and to purchase a pass, visit attend3686.com.
About Launch Tennessee
Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurship, with the goal of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Partnering with Entrepreneur Centers in six regions, Launch Tennessee creates collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions and government to offer entrepreneurs what they need to succeed and stay in Tennessee to build companies and create jobs. Visit LaunchTN.org to discover what makes Tennessee a great state for startups.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.