The Gig East Summit is back! Join us for the 2022 Gig East Summit: Transforming E.A.S.T. on May 20, 2022, in Historic Downtown Wilson. The Summit will bring together local entrepreneurs, business owners, community partners, and industry thought leaders from Wilson and the Triangle to focus on how entrepreneurship, the arts, science, and technology are being transformed in Wilson. Register now for free at the bottom of this page.
Head to Wilson the night before the Summit on May 19th and enjoy Gig in the Park, Wilson’s free spring outdoor concert series at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. Be sure to stop by the Gig East tent to check-in for the Summit and receive your free drink ticket. Then, start Friday morning fresh at the Wilson Arts Center to hear from our keynote speaker, Kenia Thompson, on “How We Tell Our Stories.” Witness the next big idea be born right here in Wilson during the RIoT Accelerator Program’s pitch competition. After lunch downtown, head back to Wilson Arts to see who will take the title of pitch competition winner. You’ll also listen to local innovators share how they have found success in E.A.S.T. industries right here in Wilson. The event wraps up with two interactive breakout sessions of your choice.
Known as the technological hub of Eastern North Carolina, Wilson is a place where the WiFi signal is strong and our citizens’ minds even stronger. The Gig East Exchange is an example of Wilson’s growing reputation as a forward-thinking city. Gig East is a hub for everyday entrepreneurs, tech startups, remote workers, and anyone who values innovation in action.
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