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APRIL  26-27, 2023

Theme – Transformation

 Tracks: Emerging Tech, Business Growth, Marketing  

SaaS, Software, Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Business Services & Strategy, Venture Funding, Cybersecurity, HealthTech, Sustainable Tech, Transportation, Supply Chain, AI, E-Commerce, Social Media, FinTech, Web3, Metaverse, Blockchain, NFTs, Video/Streaming, Gaming, Talent Attraction, Growth Strategies and more.

Year-round benefits 

Network – Raise Capital – Recruit Talent

Startups – Mid-Market – Global Brands.

Founders, Executives, Investors, Creators,
Entrepreneurs & Experts


Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO Vaynermedia

"This is one of the only conferences in my life that I’ve been to more than once. And, I believe that there is an enormous opportunity for some of the biggest brands in the world, biggest companies in the world."

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Christopher Bernat, CRO
Vapor Apparel

“If it wasn’t for DIG SOUTH we would not have this new business development relationship with Jet.Com and Walmart.Com. In a time when marketplaces demand so much focus to create success within your business, the networking at DIG SOUTH delivered the opportunity to create success."


Liza Landsman, President (former)

"I came to DIG SOUTH because Charleston is an amazing town and I just love the idea of building hubs of tech and innovation outside of New York and San Francisco."

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Tony Berry, CEO & Founder, Interloop

“DIG SOUTH was actually part of what helped us to decide to move Interloop to Charleston.”  

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Tarra Stubbins
Time Management Coach
Founder, Take It Easy Personal Concierge &
Take It Easy Group

Tarra Stubbins is a certified Lifestyle Manager, Accountability and Time Management Coach, Celebrity Concierge and the self proclaimed Marie Kondo for tech startups. She is also the founder of Take It Easy Personal Concierge Inc, a luxury boutique concierge firm, and Take It Easy Group - A Fractional EA service business helping startups grow at a rapid pace.


Tarra helps time-strapped executives and entrepreneurs get their to-do lists under control so they can focus on growing their business and doing more of the work they love.


Tarra has over twenty years of experience working as a personal assistant and spent a decade on the road with some the world's most famous musicians and entertainers - including The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kenny Rogers, Nickelback, and KISS, just to name a few.


Thanks to her many years spent managing the demanding schedules of rock star celebrities and 7-figure CEOS, Tarra brings a ton of hands-on expertise and real-deal time management strategies to the table for her clients, spanning everything from calendar management and outsourcing to goal-setting and prioritization.

Mahati Sridhar, Investment Team VP
Revolution Ventures
Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Mahati Sridhar is a Vice President on the investment team at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. She joined the firm in 2021 and focuses on sourcing, due diligence, and supporting existing portfolio companies.


Prior to joining Revolution, Mahati was an Associate at Bull City Venture Partners, a Durham-based venture capital fund where she worked on seed and series A software and internet investments in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Mahati is also a Venture for America Fellow and served her fellowship in Charlotte where she helped launch CFV Ventures, an early-stage fintech-focused venture fund.


She started her career in Investment Banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where she worked on the healthcare coverage team. Mahati received a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Mahati originally hails from Raleigh but currently calls New York City home.

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Srikant Chellappa
Co-founder & President

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Srikant founded Engagedly in 2015 to create a new performance management software that bridges the gap between people and strategy, securing the likes of Experian, Deloitte, Rite Aid, and Upwork as clients.


Under his leadership, Engagedly has landed a spot on the 2021 & 2022 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.


Outside of his day to day work, Srikant hosts The People Strategy Leaders Podcast and regularly contributes to the Forbes HR Council. Prior to his career in tech, he was a producer, director and writer for several films that are broadcasted on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Showtime, etc.

Gina Michnowicz
CEO & Chief Creative Officer
The Craftsman Agency

Gina is CEO and Chief Creative Officer of The Craftsman Agency, where she focuses on creating magical moments through custom experiential marketing and immersive storytelling for B2B and B2C brands.


Her expertise in advertising and marketing has driven business growth for clients like Cisco, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and Microsoft.


Gina’s work spans from marketing and sales within brands, to agencies, to management consulting. Her time in management consulting has strengthened her ability to think both strategically and creatively, leading teams to push the envelope with work that surprises and intrigues prospective clients. 

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Dr. Melissa E. Milanak
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Chief Wellbeing Officer
Accelarise Strategic

Dr. Milanak is a licensed clinical psychologist, executive consultant, and internationally recognized speaker specializing in reducing anxiety and improving sleep, workplace effectiveness and quality of life. She founded MIND Impact Consulting, putting her expertise in workplace wellbeing into effective practical applications for business executives and their organizations.


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Located in the heart of the Charleston peninsula, the College of Charleston TD Arena is the perfect venue for the 10th anniversary of DIG SOUTH Tech Summit. The 142,750 square-foot multi-purpose venue offers an open circular concourse for exhibitors, a gorgeous hospitality suite featuring a skyline view of the bridge, plus three stages and breakout rooms. TD Arena is within a stone's throw of Charleston's world-class food & beverage scene and the finest accommodations in the Lowcountry at various price points – and only 15 minutes from two gorgeous, white-sand beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.

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