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The Wilson Times—”Companies chosen for business accelerator”

By Brie Handgraaf, The Wilson Times Two Wilson businesses, including a new downtown shop, will be among the seven startups participating in the inaugural cohort for the RIoT Accelerator Program launching later this month. “We were thrilled with the quality and enthusiasm of applicants we received to the RAP Wilson cohort,” said Rachael Meleney, RIoT [...]

2020-02-17T12:38:36+00:00February 13th, 2020|

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 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|

RIoT picks eight Internet of Things startups from across US for accelerator program

This article was published in WRAL TechWire on August 6th. RIoT’s Fall 2019 RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) includes Internet of Things companies that are tackling everything from taking down pesky backyard pests to better protecting newborns in the NICU. The RIoT Accelerator Program is industry and stage agnostic, but we are looking for interesting, viable IoT solutions [...]

2019-08-07T11:13:44+00:00August 7th, 2019|

RIoT’s Sarah Glova interviewed by Town of Morrisville Council Member Steve Rao on Radio Mirchi USA, The Triangle’s Largest South Asian Radio Station

Listen in to South Asia's Hottest Music Radio Station Online, Radio Mirchi! City of Morrisville Council Member Steve Rao interviews RIoT's Director of Growth & Communication, Dr. Sarah Glova, about the IoT ecosystem in the Southeastern United States and about upcoming smart city initiatives. "What is RIoT? RIoT, first of all, is a nonprofit. Second, [...]

2019-07-01T20:16:26+00:00June 17th, 2019|

Irish Tech News Business Showcase: “Why Smart City Initiatives are Taking Off”

RIoTers, thanks for cheering on RIoT's recent Ireland event - we're proud that 2019 is the year the RIoT community went international. (RIoT's Executive Director Tom Snyder spoke at IoTWorldForum in Limerick, Ireland with IEEE.) During the trip, Irish Tech News Business Showcase published a profile of Tom and of RIoT's IoT-focused mission. Read more [...]

2019-07-01T20:26:42+00:00April 16th, 2019|

GrepBeat: “Green Stream Technologies Wins RIoT’s Second Accelerator Pitch Contest”

Featured in GrepBeat: Green Stream Technologies Wins RIoT’s Second Accelerator Pitch Contest April 11, 2019 By Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez Instead of its usual crowd of curious children, on Wednesday night Raleigh’s Marbles Kids Museum was filled with investors and entrepreneurs gathering for RIoT’s Pitch Night, the second that followed the RIoT Accelerator Program and sixth overall. [...]

2019-07-01T20:14:15+00:00April 11th, 2019|

First in Future Podcast Interviews Sarah Glova

The NC State Institute for Emerging Issues podcast, First in Future, recently featured an interview with RIoT's Sarah Glova. The episode focused on IoT, innovative technology, smart cities, and concerns about data privacy and job security. The host, IEI Director Leslie Boney, Sarah also mentioned many of the North Carolina organizations that helped her get [...]

2019-07-01T20:16:15+00:00March 12th, 2019|

WRAL Techwire: “On SXSW – Diversity, Tech Inclusion, & Raleigh”

WRAL TechWire asked RIoT Executive Director Tom Synder to set the stage for the Internet of Things discussions taking place in coming days during South by Southwest. Synder, who is speaking at the event, wrote this post while en route to the Texas haven of tech and culture.  There are few topics that dominate today’s [...]

2019-07-01T20:26:56+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Next Generation Cities: “Guest Blog – Featuring Wilson NC Greenlight Community Broadband”

An innovative new training program in Wilson, NC was recently highlighted by the Next Generation Cities blog: Wilson not only is North Carolina’s first gigabit city, now it is the state’s first gigabit city that has started a “Fiber Optics Basics” training course with its community college. On January 16, Wilson Greenlight, the city’s community-owned [...]

2019-07-01T20:18:43+00:00February 26th, 2019|

GrepBeat: IoT Demo Night 2018

GrepBeat called Raleigh "the place to be for Triangle tech startup types" during IoT Demo Night, our most recent RIoT event. The demo night event was held last Monday, after the All Things Open conference, and it drew a huge crowd—the highest event attendance ever for a RIoT event. Attendees had a chance to see [...]

2019-07-01T20:31:57+00:00October 24th, 2018|

WRAL TechWire: “Internet-connected insects, opioid-detecting sewer bots and more—Recap of IoT Demo Night”

Held yesterday in partnership with All Things Open, our most recent RIoT event drew a 1000-strong crowd, one of the largest in our history to date. WRAL TechWire's published a recap post, IoT Demo night wonders: Internet-connected insects, opioid-detecting sewer bots and more, about the event: "From internet-connected insects to opioid-detecting sewer bots, RIoT’s 4th annual [...]

2019-07-01T20:31:38+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

WRAL Tech on Tap Podcast: Interview with Tom Snyder, Rachael Meleney

WRAL.com Marketing Manager Laura Blake spoke with NC RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder and Program Director Rachael Meleney on the WRAL Tech on Tap Podcast, released yesterday. The episode covers everything from NC RIoT’s mission, vision, and history, including the beginning of RIoT with our founder Larry Steffan, to RIoT's work with startups through the RIoT [...]

2019-07-01T20:32:45+00:00October 11th, 2018|

Mainspire at RIoT Lunch & Learn—Event Recap from Tech & Wisdom

Our RIoT Lunch & Learn session on September 27th, 2018 featured industry veteran Sarah LaLiberte from Mainspire, who talked about the role that networking, joint ventures, marketing, alliances, and standards play in making a good idea great and a business venture successful. The Tech & Wisdom blog by Keith Washo posted a writeup of the event, which [...]

2019-07-01T20:33:06+00:00September 28th, 2018|

WRAL TechWire: “Recap of RIoT’s 28th RIoT Event”

Check out WRAL's write-up of our 28th event, Artificial Intelligence + Internet of Things = Threat? Debating the big question, published on the WRAL TechWire blog. RIoT put on its 28th RIoT event, in partnership with SAS, on Tuesday night in Cary. Around 200 packed into the SAS Executive Briefing Center to catch a lineup [...]

2019-07-01T20:33:27+00:00September 26th, 2018|

The RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP): Applications Now Open!

RIoT is now accepting applications for the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) Spring 2019 cohort. IoT startups and corporate innovation teams should apply to participate in the 12-week high-touch program. The application deadline is Friday November 9 at 5pm EST. The RAP Spring 2019 program will run from January 14th to April 5th. RAP provides robust [...]

2019-07-01T20:34:15+00:00September 24th, 2018|

RIoT throws a bash for ‘Pitch Night’

RIoT was featured on WRAL TechWire in this post about RIoT's most recent Pitch Night. Click here to check out the post and to view photos of the event.

2019-07-01T20:38:43+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

Entrepreneurs get help from RIoT Accelerator

RIoT was featured on Fox8 in this post about the RIoT Accelerator program. Click here to check out the post and learn more from one of our RAP participants, EverSafe, and how the RIoT Accelerator program is helping them accomplish their entrepreneurial endeavors.

2019-07-01T20:38:43+00:00June 27th, 2018|

Queen City to be wireless world throne room during Connectivity Expo; FCC chair to speak

RIoT was featured on WRAL TechWire in this post announcing the upcoming Connectivity Expo, taking place on May 21 through May 24 in Charlotte. Click here to check out the post and for more details on the Connect (X) event which provides a full slate of panels, speakers, workshops, forums, and networking, all with the intention of bringing [...]

2019-07-01T20:38:44+00:00May 21st, 2018|