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The Future of the Technology Industry Looks Bright in Forsyth County, Georgia

Derek Distenfield, managing director of Fundamental Global, discussing the technology industry in Forsyth County, Georgia.

Derek Distenfield, Panelist at the Forward Forsyth Economic Development Summit, Encourages Technology Companies to the Area, Given 2023 Initiatives at Digital Ignition.

Forsyth County’s Booming Tech Industry is About to Get Even Bigger

The Managing Director of Fundamental Global, Derek Distenfield, was invited to the Forward Forsyth Economic Development Summit to speak about unique opportunities for business development that Forsyth County will offer technology companies at Digital Ignition.

Working with Fundamental Global, Distenfield will launch a new technology summit and accelerator program in 2023 at Digital Ignition --a coworking space and technology hub located in Forsyth County. This partnership between Fundamental Global and Digital Ignition is named FG Labs and will be housed at Digital Ignition’s facility, across from Halcyon, in 2023.

As part of a panel discussion, alongside representatives from Solvay Specialty Polymers and L3Harris, Distenfield was excited to discuss his company’s role in further developing Forsyth County’s technology sector.

Derek Distenfield speaking about opportuinities in Forsyth County for technology companies

“FG Labs will help support local technology startups and companies that are looking for resources to help them grow and scale,” said Distenfield. “With the launch of our new business accelerator program and venture summit in 2023 at Digital Ignition, we will help establish a collision point for small businesses that truly ignites and sparks their takeoff,” he added.

Digital Ignition’s Role in Supporting Forsyth County Technology Companies

At Distenfield’s side will be Joanne Sanders, who will play a key role in further building the community’s tech industry presence in the county in 2023, as she helps Fundamental Global to run its FG Labs operations out of Digital Ignition. Sanders is the General Manager of Digital Ignition and owns EWISE Marketing and Communications –a sales-oriented marketing company that operates out of Digital Ignition’s coworking space.

“As General Manager of Digital Ignition and as a member myself, I am excited about the partnership between Digital Ignition and Fundamental Global,” she shared with attendees of the Forsyth Economic Development Summit. “I am convinced the synergy will further boost tech growth for area companies and bolster more area opportunities within the tech sector,” she added.

Looking Ahead to 2023…

With Digital Ignition being the vessel for FG Labs’ upcoming venture summit and business accelerator program, tech startups and maturing companies will have even more of a reason to become rooted in Forsyth County in 2023. To learn more about Digital Ignition’s accelerator, please visit

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