Four local startups pitched their products in front of a panel of Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) judges at a pitch competition hosted by RIoT at HQ Raleigh on Tuesday evening. In the end, BruVue, a platform that provides real-time tracking of inventory and beer keg levels for bar managers, won first prize: a small industry membership with IIC. More [...]
WRAL Techwire recently published a feature about the ReCONNECT NC Forum, hosted by NC State's Institute for Emerging Issues. The feature was written by Sarah Glova, Director of Growth & Communications for RIoT. Leaders from across North Carolina joined the ReCONNECT NC forum on Monday in Raleigh. The forum was presented by NC State University’s Institute [...]
WRAL TechWire has published a preview to the 2019 RIoT/IIC Pitch Night event. The article, published by journalist Shannon Cuthrell, outlines the four companies set to pitch at the event and highlights the judges panel. Four local IoT companies are set to pitch their products Tuesday evening in front of a panel of industry leaders at [...]
John Sotomayor of SotoIP hears the same question a lot: "Can you take a look at my app and see if it's patentable?" John discussed the patent process at RIoT's most recent Lunch & Learn. He was realistic about the process - stressing that the most important question isn’t necessarily whether something is patentable or [...]
In a gigabit society, every home, business, vehicle, and mobile device will be tapping speeds of up to 1000 Mbps—40x faster than today’s basic broadband. RIoT has been asking, “What will it take to get there?” At RIoT XXX Smart and Connected Gigabit Cities, a partnership event hosted by RIoT, NCNGN, and US Ignite, speakers [...]
The RIoT community is quick to say that the Internet of Things is really about people - our innovations, our solutions, our partnerships. But Paul Peterson, Senior Field Applications Engineer with Arrow Electronics, took this a step further yesterday when he had the RIoT community act out an IoT device and network. Different people were [...]
Speakers Announced for Intelligent Infrastructures Forum with Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Feb. 15
Join RIoT and Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) for a half-day workshop event on February 15 in Raleigh, NC. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. IIC officially published the speaker list earlier today: Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT Wael William Diab, Senior [...]
RIoT's Executive Director, Tom Snyder, was featured in a recent episode of the Supportedly Podcast. Tune in here: 016 Why Entrepreneurs Need to Adapt to IoT and Emerging Technologies with RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder Podcast Show Notes Tom joins me today to share how RIoT helps entrepreneurs and business startups learn about the Internet [...]
Here’s a word of warning before you bargain-hunt your next phone accessory: A 2016 UL technical investigation of 400 fake Apple chargers found that 99 percent failed a basic safety test. All but three of the 400 off-brand chargers were potentially hazardous and 12 “were so poorly designed and constructed that they posed a risk [...]
RIoT has always been a grassroots movement—a community-backed network sparking and growing IoT opportunities. In 2019, we'll focus on sharing that energy through a brand-new podcast. Keep an eye out for RIoT Underground, RIoT's new podcast that will feature IoT use cases, leaders and entrepreneurs, startup stories, tech trends, and more. If you are a RIoT [...]
In 2019, RIoT continues our commitment to support high-potential startups. Entrepreneurs who are pursuing groundbreaking IoT business opportunities are essential parts of growing our ecosystem and further solidify our region as the global center of excellence for IoT. To that end, we are excited to announce the incoming cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP). [...]
Industrial Revolutions don’t happen overnight, but 2018 showed that we are clearly past the hype stage and into the IoT 4.0 economy. Depending on the source, there are between 19 and 24 million connected devices deployed worldwide. Here is RIoT’s assessment of the trends and developments that will be center stage in 2019... Read more [...]
Garage experimenters are to thank for tech we love today—after all, Homebrew Computer Club members paved the way from the 1976 Apple I to today's iPhone XS. But there's a big difference in 70's tech and today's devices: most of our modern products are closed. Our laptops are cased in beautiful plastic, and we almost [...]
RIoT and NC State's student showcase event was yesterday evening, and the innovative graduate student teams were profiled in today's WRAL TechWire post. "In partnership with RIoT, a crowd packed The Cannon Room in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday night to check out the latest class projects, with attendees given 'investor dollars' to invest in preferred [...]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is made possible by networked devices—28 billion connected devices by 2020, some forecasters say. The connected part of connected devices is the radio. Embedded radios make it possible for devices to connect to one another, to gateways, to the cloud, to users, and more. Most of your tech products have [...]
According to Kelly Fitzgerald, Marketing Manager at The Launch Place, some advice for creating pitch decks is painfully obvious: Make it crystal clear what your company does. Be explicit about the problem you're solving—why would people trade money for what you offer? And most important—be direct about your ask. What do you need? How will [...]
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sarah Glova to the team. Sarah joins as RIoT’s first Director of Communications & Growth. Sarah will be directly supporting RIoT’s 75+ sponsors, helping to architect RIoTs and partner events, leading marketing and communication efforts, and supporting RIoT’s mission of capturing and growing IoT opportunities. We asked Sarah a [...]
Check out this article featured on WRAL TechWire on the Blockchain experts panel at Gig East. Click here to check out the post and read more on what panelists had to say about blockchain and its impact on cryptocurrency.
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 [...]
Internet-connected insects, opioid-detecting sewer bots and more—WRAL TechWire Recaps 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
RIoT was featured on WRAL TechWire in this post on how IoT has helped improve weather forecasting accuracy and emergency preparation.
Check out this article by High Point University that features RIoT RAP participant Quinn Riddle and her business, Eversafe.
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.
EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Grantee RIoT Working to Accelerate the Growth of Internet of Things-focused Companies in North Carolina’s Piedmont Region
Check out this article by EDA that features the RIoT Accelerator Program and how it's driving innovation and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
RIoT was featured on WRAL TechWire in this post about the passing of the founder of NC RIoT, and our friend, Larry Steffann. Click here to check out the post and to remember an entrepreneur, innovator, pioneer and public servant who helped make the Triangle as we know it today a reality.
RIoT was featured on WRAL TechWire in this post about RIoT's fourth annual Pitch Night. Click here to check out the post and for more details on the accelerator program's upcoming pitch competition in Raleigh next month at the Lincoln Theatre.