DIG SOUTH Announces Partnership with College of Charleston to host 10th Annual DIG SOUTH Tech Summit

The Summit to include tech founders, investors, entrepreneurs and executives from leading global brands and the South’s most scalable startups

Charleston, S.C. – October 26, 2021 – DIG SOUTH Tech Summit, the South’s first and foremost event connecting leading global brands to the South’s most scalable startups, today announced a partnership with the College of Charleston to host the 10-year anniversary of the Summit, May 11-13, 2022, at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, the place where DIG SOUTH first launched the event in 2013.

“The College of Charleston is excited to partner with DIG SOUTH again and to serve for the next five years as the physical home of their annual tech summit, which brings to Charleston many of the country’s top minds related to technology, business and innovation,” said College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu. “The team at DIG SOUTH, led by CEO and Founder Stanfield Gray and CFO Sunny Gray, has done a remarkable job of building and expanding ‘Dig Nation’ over the past decade in order to assist and support businesses in their networking, marketing and talent acquisition needs.”

Each year, DIG SOUTH invites the South’s top executives, entrepreneurs, startups and leading global brands to convene in Charleston for three exciting days of inspiration, networking, fundraising and strategic know-how. The 2022 theme for DIG SOUTH Tech Summit is “Resilience.” Attendees will learn strategies to make their companies and themselves more resilient in disruptive times. DIG SOUTH Tech Summit delivers the best contacts, content and capital opportunities in the South.

Scheduled for May 11-13 at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena and other select venues on the Charleston peninsula, the Summit will feature sessions on topics including fintech, blockchain, crypto, digital marketing and adtech, console and mobile gaming, AI, VR, AR, IoT, business development, venture capital and fundraising, healthtech, transportation, storytelling and more.

“We’re honored to bring DIG SOUTH Tech Summit back to the College of Charleston, hosting some of the nation’s top tech executives, founders, investors and ecosystem leaders on campus and directly connecting them to the College’s students, faculty and staff,” said DIG SOUTH CEO & Founder Stanfield Gray.


DIG SOUTH Tech Summit Badges

DIG SOUTH Tech Summit badges are complimentary with the purchase of an annual membership to DIG NATION: The South’s Tech Tribe, found at dignation.co, or can be purchased separately at digsouthtechsummit.com.


DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch Application

The call for startups to join DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch, held on the last day of the Summit, May 13, 2022, is now open. Billed as “The South’s Capitol of Capital,” Wild Pitch features early- and growth-stage companies. Startups can apply for selection to DIG SOUTH Wild Pitch at digsouthtechsummit.com.


DIG SOUTH Tech Summit Speaker Lineup

Past speakers have included VaynerMedia CEO and internet personality Gary Vaynerchuk, Roadie CEO and founder Marc Gorlin, Casper Co-founder and CEO Phiip Krim, Jet.com President Liza Landsman, Essentialism author and podcaster Greg McKeown, and tech leaders from IBM, Twitter, Blackbaud, BoomTown, Revolution Ventures, Benefitfocus, Oracle, Dolby.io, Sharp and hundreds of others over the last nine years. The lineup for 2022 will be announced in January of 2022.


“I believe there is an enormous opportunity for some of the biggest brands in the world, biggest companies in the world at DIG SOUTH,” said Gary Vaynerchuk, best-selling author, marketing expert and CEO of VaynerMedia.

“DIG SOUTH is a fantastic meeting ground for entrepreneurs and investors,” said Bobby Ocampo, managing partner at Blueprint Equity. “This event is a must for anyone involved in the technology scene in the Southeast.”

“DIG SOUTH connects many of the nation’s leading experts in digital technology, marketing and business to the South’s smartest startups,” said DIG SOUTH co-founder Sunny Gray. “From global brands like Oracle, Forbes, Under Armour and VF Corporation to regional industry leaders like Benefitfocus, Blackbaud, Terminus and Smashing Boxes, DIG SOUTH welcomes the best of the best.”



Now in its 10th year, DIG SOUTH Tech Summit is the only event purpose-built to grow the South’s digital economy. The Summit invites the region’s top executives, founders, entrepreneurs and leading global brands to convene in Charleston for three exciting days of inspiration, networking, fundraising and strategic know-how. The 2022 Summit theme is “Resilience.” Attendees will hear the story of emerging tech, rapid business growth, digital marketing and more from people succeeding in the game right now.



Produced by DIG SOUTH Tech Media, over the last nine years, DIG SOUTH Tech Summit has welcomed more than 12000 attendees and 1000 speakers from the world’s leading brands, including Oracle, VaynerMedia, Salesforce, Hubspot, Buzzfeed, Casper, Jet.com, Google, Instagram, IBM, Boeing, Centro, Twitter, The New York Times, Facebook, Adobe, Kickstarter, Fast Company, Coca-Cola, Instagram and hundreds more. DIG SOUTH focuses on connecting those brands to the South’s most scalable tech and tech-enabled companies.


Emerging Tech dives into the latest software and hardware innovations related to SaaS, Apps, CRM, CMS, AI, AR, VR, MR, IoT, Robotics, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Wearables, Video, IP, Mobile, Transportation, Energy, Product Development and more.


Digital Marketing delves into all things driving MarTech and Sales, including Multi-Channel Demand Generation, Digital Advertising, Social Media, SEO, Customer Experience, Data-Driven Approaches, Account-Based Marketing, Inbound, Content, Viral Video, Design and more.


Business Growth explores Business Development, Go-to-Market Strategies, Growth Hacking, Recruitment, Accelerators, Incubators, Diversity, Office Culture, Startup Ecosystems, M&A, Exit Strategies and all things related to scaling companies.


FinTech-Blockchain-Investment focuses on innovations in Fintech software, Funding vehicles such as Angels, VCs, Family Funds and Crowdfunding, plus the underpinning architecture and rapidly evolving applications for Blockchain including Bitcoin, Hyperledger, Smart Contracts, Cybersecurity, FinTech, ICOs, Tokenized Securities, Cryptocurrency, Healthcare, Government, Gaming, Utility Tokens and more.


Learn More: Register at digsouthtechsummit.com or email info@digsouth.com for details. Find us on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/digsouth, Twitter: @DIG_SOUTH, Facebook: facebook.com/DigSouth and Instagram: @DIGSOUTH.
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