Is NC ‘ecosysteming’? RIoT evaluates efforts to coordinate entrepreneurship across the state

Last week, NC IDEA led a two-day, statewide entrepreneurship conference that attracted nearly 500 attendees. One of the speakers, Craig Buerstatte with the Economic Development Administration in Washington DC, noted that it was the first ever state-wide entrepreneurship summit in the United States. A number of nationally known speakers and educators attended the energized inaugural [...]

2020-01-13T19:57:06+00:00November 26th, 2019|

The Wilson Times: “Businesses offered funding, support”

"Several dozen community leaders and business owners gathered at Brewmasters on Thursday to learn about a new business accelerator program and scholarship program planned for the Gig East …" Click here to read the full article in The Wilson Times about a recent RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) interest meeting held in Wilson, NC. For more information [...]

2019-11-20T18:57:11+00:00November 20th, 2019|

RAP Alumni GreenToGo featured in GrepBeat

Check out this article featuring GreenToGo and founder Crystal Dreisbach, featured on GrepBeat: https://grepbeat.com/2019/11/12/durhams-greentogo-aims-to-take-the-trash-out-of-takeout-food/ The article features an interview with Crystal, telling the story of how she came up with the idea for reusable takeout containers, and how the containers evolved to include RFID tracking technology. Click here for an update on GreenToGo, and more [...]

2019-11-14T15:46:47+00:00November 14th, 2019|

RAP Alumni Microgrid Labs selected for Shell Cleantech accelerator

Microgrid, a graduate of the RIoT Accelerator Program's first cohort, was one of five companies selected to join the GCxN Cleantech Accelerator. Each participating startup will receive as much as $250,000 in non-dilutive funding to aid in development and demonstration of its technology, with the opportunity for future follow-on funding, in addition to access to [...]

2019-11-14T15:32:21+00:00November 14th, 2019|