Skuid founder and CEO Ken McElrath is slated to speak at tech conference 36/86u00a0in Nashville this summer. (Photo: Contributed)

Chattanooga entrepreneur andSkuidfounder Ken McElrathwill join high-profile speakers at entrepreneur and technology conference 36/86 in Nashville this summer.

“We are excited that Ken McElrathfromSkuidwill be sharing his company’s phenomenal success on the main stage and that [Chattanooga’s] own Alison Lebovitz will be the emcee for the entire conference,”Launch Tennessee CEO Charlie Brock said via email.

Brock is the former executive entrepreneur of Chattanooga’s The Company Lab.

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Now he heads Launch Tennessee, which hosts and organizes 36/86.

Recent Chattanooga Gig Tank graduate Collider will be one of the companies vying for $50,000 in the conference’s pitch competition, called Village 36.

Organizers also recently announced participation from Walmart Executive Vice PresidentJeremy King.

King, who is also Walmart’s chief technology officer, will speak at the conference, which will be June 4-7.

He is joiningFedEx founder and CEOFred Smith, AOL co-founderSteve Case, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Sen.Bill Fristin the lineup.

The conference is named for thelatitude and longitude coordinates of Nashville.

Click here for more information, including how to get tickets to the conference.

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