Oct 11, 2018

NC RIoT Featured on WRAL Tech on Tap Podcast

2018-10-11T14:52:51+00:00October 11th, 2018|

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 [...]

Sep 28, 2018

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

2018-09-28T14:39:40+00:00September 28th, 2018|

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 [...]

Sep 26, 2018

WRAL TechWire Recaps RIoT’s 28th RIoT Event

2018-09-26T15:48:58+00:00September 26th, 2018|

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 [...]

Sep 24, 2018

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

2018-09-24T21:00:13+00:00September 24th, 2018|

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 [...]

Aug 23, 2018

RIoT throws a bash for ‘Pitch Night’

2018-08-23T18:28:27+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

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.

Aug 6, 2018

Upon rocks such as Larry Steffann today’s tech Triangle was built

2018-08-06T16:34:56+00:00August 6th, 2018|

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.

Jun 27, 2018

Entrepreneurs get help from RIoT Accelerator

2018-07-02T21:58:14+00:00June 27th, 2018|

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.

May 21, 2018

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

2018-05-21T18:11:48+00:00May 21st, 2018|

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 [...]

May 3, 2018

NC RIoT selects 10 startups for accelerator program

2018-05-03T03:57:25+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder was featured on WRAL TechWire in this post announcing the 10 startups chosen for the inaugural RIoT Accelerator program. Click here to check out the post and details about the selected startup teams.

Feb 14, 2018

Tapping Beer: A Data Story

2018-02-20T21:56:43+00:00February 14th, 2018|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. Click here to check out the full post on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is flattening the supply chain and providing direct connection between producers and consumers that has never existed before.

Dec 13, 2017

Want Smarter Cities with Smarter Startups? Try Durham’s Open Data Approach to Smart Government

2018-02-14T04:33:37+00:00December 13th, 2017|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. This is the latest contributor post from Tom Snyder, Executive Director of RIoT, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based network of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs focused on growing Internet of Things opportunities regionally and nationally.  Data is fueling the fourth wave of the global economy. The [...]

Oct 31, 2017

Is Cary, NC the Next Smart City? How the Town Tackles Community Challenges with IoT

2018-02-14T04:33:37+00:00October 31st, 2017|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. This is the latest contributor post from Tom Snyder, Executive Director of RIoT, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based network of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs focused on growing Internet of Things opportunities regionally and nationally.  Cities everywhere are striving to become “Smart” as they push for data-driven [...]

Sep 21, 2017

RIoT Awarded $500k EDA Grant to Launch Startup Accelerator Program

2017-09-22T13:29:28+00:00September 21st, 2017|

$500,000 Awarded to NC RIoT Accelerator Program for Disruptive Technology through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Click here for our media press release.   Anyone who has attended a RIoT has heard the question, “How many industrial revolutions have there been in our history?” The answer is three: mechanized production, electricity [...]

Aug 14, 2017

Are the Carolinas Leading the Next Industrial Revolution?

2018-02-14T04:33:37+00:00August 14th, 2017|

This article was originally published on DigSouth.com. This is the first in a series of posts by Tom Snyder, Executive Director of RIoT, which brings together technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, to capture and create Internet of Things opportunities across the region.  Historians point to three times that technology advancements have fundamentally changed societal [...]

Jun 29, 2017

Tom Snyder featured in 50th Anniversary Issue of “Computer”, The IEEE Computer Society’s Flagship Publication

2017-06-29T18:39:29+00:00June 29th, 2017|

One of the premiere academic journals in computing and engineering, IEEE Computer Society's journal Computer, recently released its 50th anniversary edition. The flagship publication chose a forward-looking theme to commemorate the anniversary: Computing: The Next 50 Years.  Executive Director of NC RIoT, Tom Snyder, was featured as a co-author of "The Internet of Everything", an [...]

Jun 16, 2017

2nd Annual RIoT Startup Pitch Night Featured on WRAL TechWire

2017-06-16T10:50:21+00:00June 16th, 2017|

RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder was featured as a WRAL TechWire contributor in this post recapping RIoT's 2nd Annual Startup Pitch Night. Click here to check out the post and a run down of the pitches, panel discussions, and championship belt award. http://wraltechwire.com/internet-of-things-is-big-winner-in-riot-s-second-startup-pitch/16761614/

Jun 13, 2017

News of RIoT’s Startup Pitch Night Trending on ExitEvent

2017-06-13T21:33:07+00:00June 13th, 2017|

ExitEvent, North Carolina's source for news, information and tools related to up-and-coming tech metros in NC, recently profiled our Startup Pitch Night. The annual event, held last week at James B. Hunt Library’s Duke Energy Hall, once again featured five local IoT startups who "pitched investors in hopes of earning the coveted RIoT Championship Belt," [...]