What we're about

Gig East is Wilson's home for technology and innovation networking. Our events focus around gigs – whether its conversation around our gigabit network, Greenlight, or creative conversations inspired by the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. We bring eastern North Carolina together to explore next generation technology. Join us for our bi-monthly meet ups and our annual technology summit, held the first Friday in November.

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Wilson, What’s Next? Preparing for New Business Gains in 2023

Gig East Exchange

Join RIoT and the Gig East Exchange for an evening of celebrating the progress of 2022 and looking forward to 2023 goals!

Local businesses: Come support AND be supported at this special event, featuring a Holiday Market of local vendors to help with your holiday season gift shopping, and a panel discussion from business support resources who can help you reach new heights in 2023.

Whether you achieved new business milestones, started a new business in 2022, or are gearing up to take the next step in your business journey in 2023, come connect with your community and get energized heading into the new year.

Business Resource Panel:

Are you joining the work-from-anywhere tidal wave?Exploring Entrepreneurship? If you’ve ever thought about starting a business or if you’ve already taken the leap, you know that it takes a village of support. You know what it’s like to live with daily uncertainty, to always have questions, and to relentlessly pursue learning. From building your network, finding physical space, connecting to funding, or perfecting your business plan, these folks are here to help!

Melissa Evans, Small Business Center Director, Wilson Community College
Sarah Mixter, Program Manager, NC IDEA
Aramith Trimiar, Downtown Business Specialist, Planning & Community Revitalization Department, City of Wilson
Ryan Simons, President, Wilson Chamber of Commerce

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Exchange Day

Gig East Exchange

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