Gig East is Wilson's home for technology and innovation. We bring eastern North Carolina and the Triangle together to explore emerging technology, expand entrepreneurship in the region, and encourage conversation around Wilson's innovation economy.
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July 2020 Newsletter

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Gig East Features using Drones in Smart Cities

Episode four of Gig East Features, a webex interview series. In this episode our Exchange Manager, Darren Smith, interviews Taylor Kerby with Triangle UAS. Listen in to learn more about how Wilson, North Carolina is using drones as a smart city.

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Eastern North Carolina's Innovation Hub

If you live in Wilson, you’re no doubt familiar with the term Gig East. The Wilson-specific coinage refers to the town’s set of programming, community events, and networking that are focused on economic development, technology and innovation. Gig East is comprised of 3 main components – Gig East Exchange, Programs/Meetups, and Gig East Summit.

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.”

– Steve Jobs

Gig East Local Inventor Wins Big

A Local Inventor Wins Big

Lydia Denton and her siblings presented their ‘Beat The Heat Car Seat’ invention at one of our meetups back in 2019 and we could not be more proud to see this Wilson native take home the prize!

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Think, Dream, Create With Us

The Exchange is in the short rows of completion and we want to hear from you! Are you tired of working from home? A startup that needs a space? Or simply a virtual business that needs a mailing address? We have an option for everyone. For pricing and information please reach out to the Exchange Manager, Darren Smith at 252-373-1871 or info@gigeast.com.

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Best Practices For Rural Coworking During COVID

Best Practices For Rural Coworking During COVID

One of our partners, Center on Rural Innovation, asked what the Gig East Exchange is considering as we open and operate during COVID and beyond. Please take a minute to see their report of best practices along with our response. We have accepted the challenge to bring the Exchange to our Wilson community.

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