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US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman to Speak at 36|86 in Nashville

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton will deliver keynote address at Southeast's
largest startup festival

Launch
Tennessee
(LaunchTN), a public-private partnership that fosters
entrepreneurship across the state, today announced that U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton will
deliver a keynote at 36|86
Entrepreneurship Festival
. The Festival is the South's largest
gathering of entrepreneurs, investors and innovation ecosystem builders,
and this year it promises more opportunities for networking and
educational value as it takes over the streets and multiple venues in
downtown Nashville, Tenn.

Chairman Clayton is expected to speak about the SEC's efforts to
facilitate capital formation and serve the long-term interests of
investors to an audience of founders, venture capitalists, top CEOs and
innovators from across the nation. Clayton was nominated to chair the
SEC on January 20, 2017 and sworn in on May 4, 2017.

Following his remarks, Chairman Clayton will participate in a fireside
chat with William Hinman, Director of the Division of Corporation
Finance of the SEC, that will be moderated by Tennessee Governor Bill
Haslam.

"We are grateful to have Chairman Clayton and Mr. Hinman join us on
stage at 36|86 to discuss initiatives important to entrepreneurs and
investors," said Charlie
Brock
, CEO of Launch Tennessee. "Our festival is designed to give
any attendee—whether a young startup or seasoned investor—the
information and connections needed to build a vibrant startup ecosystem
in their community. Chairman Clayton's perspective will be especially
important to understand the ways government can enable companies to
raise the money they need to grow and create jobs."

Powered by LaunchTN, 36|86 offers actionable programming and hands-on
panels designed to help businesses at all levels grow. The festival will
run Aug. 29-30 at four venues in downtown Nashville. For more
information on the festival agenda and to purchase a ticket, 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.

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