GRAY MATTERS: DISCOVERY
Need to tap into a powerful network of innovators, grow your community or map out a membership strategy? Get in touch with Gray Matters to plan a discovery session.
Gray Matters understands what it takes to be a successful founder, build a thriving startup, and develop a healthy entrepreneurial community in the Southeast – from the ground up.
With more than 12 years of experience building DIG SOUTH in Charleston, connecting to ecosystems across the region, and developing strategic relationships with leading global brands, Gray Matters crafted the playbook on startup ecosystem success in Charleston.
Community Design + Growth
Speaker Events + Curated Experiences
Business Development Strategy
Brand Design + Alignment
Gray Matters collaborates with companies, communities, economic development groups and universities to build powerful communities and unique innovation ecosystems in the South.
We have the experience, skills and insights to help you get results today. Collaborate with us to craft a dynamic playbook that will shape and grow your initiatives for decades to come.
The Gray family is my super power, 3 motivator-in-chiefs who inspire me to build a better South for everyone.
Need an expert to discuss entrepreneurship communities in the South and how to grow a thriving startup ecosystem?
Stanfield hatched the idea for DIG SOUTH Tech Summit & Media in 2011 at a time when most doubted a globally viable tech economy based in the region. Today, everyone is a believer.
Call me today to discuss keynotes, roundtable discussions, fireside chats, discovery sessions and private consultations.
IN THE NEWS
Time magazine featured Stanfield Gray in "The South Issue" as one of "31 People Changing the South."
For two years in a row,
Charleston Business magazine named Gray one of Charleston's "50 Most Influential," making the cover in 2018.
South Carolina Honors College AHA! magazine selected Stanfield Gray for an alumni cover story.
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.
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Vaynermedia
National speaker and champion of entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems, Gray understands what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the American South.
Stanfield Gray is the founder and CEO of DIG SOUTH Tech Summit, the DIG NATION member community and South Pod: Rise of a Region podcast. A Liberty Fellow in the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Gray was named one of Time magazine’s “31 People Changing the South." A featured speaker at the Collision Conference Global Ecosystem Summit in New Orleans, the Southern C Summit, and numerous engagements across the South, Gray is a graduate of University of South Carolina Honors College and University of Mississippi Southern Studies MA Program.
Founder/CEO of Dig South Tech Summit now in its 12th year
Founder & CEO of Dig Nation member community
Time magazine’s “31 People Changing the South.”
"Charleston’s 50 Most Influential," Charleston Business magazine
Charlie Magazine’s “50 Most Progressive”
"Rock Star” award finalist, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Honors College AHA! magazine cover story