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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AUGUST 2020 Newsletter

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Join the Conversation: The Future of Business in Wilson

Wilson is transforming rural North Carolina and implementing new economic growth initiatives that benefit you and we need input from Wilson residents! Business leaders, entrepreneurs and citizens of Wilson – tune in to lend your voice to the conversation around tech and entrepreneurship initiatives in your community. Share your most pressing issues and perspectives and find out what’s next for Wilson. The event will take on a conversational format, with small virtual breakout groups, offering plenty of opportunity for each person to share their thoughts. Don’t miss this opportunity to converse directly with business and community leaders and have your voice heard! Register Today!

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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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Exchange Construction Update

The excitement continues to build as the main construction comes to an end on the Gig East Exchange! Private tours are available just call 252-373-1871 to set up a time.

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“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Do you know the strength of your social network?

In this entrepreneurial ecosystem study, we are not talking about the number of followers you have on social media, but rather the ties you have with fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and others in the startup ecosystem. As part of a research study funded by the Kauffman Foundation, a group of researchers at NC State have developed a secure tool to measure network engagement and embeddedness within entrepreneurial ecosystems. The study is secure, takes 15 minutes to complete, and your data is anonymized and only used for research purposes. Click the image above to watch short video to learn more and sign up here to participate.

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