Eastern North Carolina’s Innovation Hub

Gig East – a hub for innovation in Wilson, NC

Known as the technology hub of Eastern North Carolina, Wilson is a place where our connections are strong and our innovative spirit is even stronger.

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About Gig East

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, meetup series, and Gig East Summit.

Upcoming Events

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September
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September
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October
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GIG EAST EXCHANGE

Business professionals, students, and residents of the community are welcomed and encouraged to use the Gig East Exchange. Whether you need a quiet space to study or you want to meet up with members or the community to collaborate ideas, you can do it at the Gig East Exchange. When great minds come together from all different industries and niches into one place it fosters community and breeds innovation.

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