Tech and Startup Conference in Nashville Offering Discount to Silicon Bayou Entrepreneurs

Southland One of the premiere technology and startup conferences in the south, Southland, has partnered with Launch Tennessee for the conference June 9th through 11th in Nashville. Launch is focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, but organizers have also reached out to Louisiana entrepreneurs interested in learning through speaker sessions and networking events.

The first five Silicon Bayou News readers who use the special discount code “SL-SiliconBayou” at registration will receive full conference tickets for only $500.

Southland has recently added big names in business to the lineup, including Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of enterprise cloud company Box; Christy Turlington, former model and founder of nonprofit Every Mother Counts; and John James, founder and CEO of e-commerce company Acumen Brands.

Other confirmed “entrepreneurial rock stars” and speakers include Former Vice President Al Gore; PayPal President David Marcus; Evernote CEO Phil Libin; Bonobos, Inc. CEO Andy Dunn; Coatue Management Senior Managing Director Thomas Laffont; and Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

“We are very pleased to welcome these additional speakers to the Southland conference,” said Launch Tennessee CEO Charlie Brock. “They have all started successful, innovative companies and each brings a unique perspective on the entrepreneur’s journey. The startup founders at Southland will learn many actionable lessons from these speakers, especially since they cover a variety of industries.”

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