What We Do:

Sharing resources and knowledge, we attract entrepreneurs who understand that their companies will outgrow us and become part of a new tech engine for the region.

Why it Matters:

We help build sustainable companies in a digital era who will give back to the community through education, mentorship and job growth

The Big Idea:

Become a beacon in the region for high level talent and developer resources.
Support ambitious entrepreneurs in emerging technologies with an environment that provides; a sense of community, affordability, accountability, mentorship, advanced resources and alumni program.

• Build companies to succeed to the point
they must move out and on to a larger model

• Create more jobs in the region

• Build evidence based platform for business model



Leadership Team

The Gaston Innovation Group (GIG) develops and operates Techworks.

Board of Directors:

Dr Stephen Hannon - Hannon Orthodontics
Board Chair

Charlie Peninger - DTEL Telecommunications

Nicole Murphey - Bridgehouse Law

 Ted Hall - President, Montcross Chamber of Commerce
Board Member

 Brad Rivers - Director, Gaston College
Small Business Center
Board Member

 David Jones - Chairman, Peak 10 Data Centers
Board Member

Advisory Council

Doyal Bryant, Managing Partner
Sparkplug Corporation

Dr. Hugh Sales - Assistant Professor of Business
Belmont Abbey College.

Terry Cox
Executive Director