"Dig South" connects tech savvy businesses to major investors

"Dig South" connects tech savvy businesses to major investors

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - "Dig South" wrapped up after three days of interactive seminars in Mt. Pleasant on Friday.

The event teaches tech savvy business owners about how to improve their businesses and make their products more attractive to you.

Google, Facebook, and Twitter were just some of the companies that presented at "Dig South."

But that's not all the event had to offer.

"It's a younger, very aggressive, exciting group of people," one attendee said.

Hundreds of eager entrepreneurs flocked to Mt. Pleasant to give their 30 second pitches to investors like Frank Dalton.

"I've met three, four, five interesting companies to follow up on," Dalton said.

"Dig South" promotes creative and tech start-up companies in the South East by connecting business owners with investors who are looking to cash-in on the next big idea.

Dalton says Charleston is a great place to build a business because of its healthy business climate and low cost of living.

But that is not all.

"Charleston is just a fantastic city, great place to live, and why not build a business where you love to live?" Dalton said.

"I feel like Charleston is a hidden gem," said Babs Tarr, who works for DC Comics.

Tarr was one of the 220 presenters at the "Dig South" conference.

Her message to people looking to promote their brand and ideas is to to become a social media super-star.

"If you are just consistent and you post and you create, not only are you going to level up your skill level, but you are going to be a presence," Tarr said.

There were 5,000 festival goers from across the country, a number that event organizers say is a boom to the local economy.

"I think what 'Dig South' is doing is really awesome and I hope it keeps going and it legitimizes and lifts up Charleston because I know it's one of the best places in the whole world and that's why I moved back," Tarr said.