Jun 17, 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

2019-06-17T14:32:32+00:00June 17th, 2019|

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, [...]

Jun 10, 2019

Representing RIoT at SelectUSA Summit 2019 in DC

2019-06-10T19:04:26+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Had a chance this morning to speak on a panel with four ecosystem drivers from across the US. The best part? Afterward, an entrepreneur from Romania approached and shared that his startup was relocating to the US. He said that after our panel, he was considering Raleigh. "We need app developers, UX people," he said, [...]

May 24, 2019

RIoT Accelerator Program – Applications Open!

2019-05-24T20:21:53+00:00May 24th, 2019|

RIoT is accepting applications for the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) - now through June 30th. Don't miss this chance to apply for RIoT's high-touch 12-week accelerator, designed specifically for startups related to IoT. View the FAQs and the application requirements here. ###

Apr 16, 2019

RIoT Featured in Irish Tech News Business Showcase

2019-04-16T17:20:38+00:00April 16th, 2019|

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 [...]

Apr 11, 2019

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

2019-04-11T15:39:05+00:00April 11th, 2019|

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. [...]

Apr 9, 2019

Meet Your Pitch Night Judges

2019-04-10T19:45:41+00:00April 9th, 2019|

A panel of all-star judges will select the next winner of the RIoT Championship Belt. Join us at Marbles Kids Museum on April 10th for the second RIoT Accelerator Program II (RAP) Pitch Night! This event is FREE but pre-registration is required.  THE JUDGES: A panel of all-star judges will select the next winner of the RIoT Championship Belt, including: Eva [...]

Mar 29, 2019

RIoT Tackles Sports/Entertainment IoT Topic in Atlanta – RECAP

2019-03-29T15:16:39+00:00March 29th, 2019|

Addressing a crowd of over 100 participants and exhibitors, three speakers highlighted how disruptive tech is changing the face of the sports & entertainment industries. RIoT XXXIII was held at Atlanta Tech Village on Tuesday night, and topics included: Recapping the flexible network that powered the Atlanta Super Bowl Looking at tech that will impact [...]

Mar 13, 2019

RIoT Underground in SXSW – From the Tradeshow Floor Talking Ec. Development and Tech

2019-03-13T20:18:51+00:00March 13th, 2019|

This episode comes to you from the middle of the Exhibit Floor at South by Southwest (SXSW). We discuss what it's like to be at this interdisciplinary conference in Austin, Texas and bring you some of the stories of tech and innovation that we've seen. The episode is now live, and available on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify: [...]

Mar 12, 2019

RIoT Underground in SXSW – Podcast episode about SX and IoT

2019-03-13T20:13:00+00:00March 12th, 2019|

RIoT Underground is a podcast about innovators changing the world with disruptive technology. What better place to talk about that than Austin during SXSW? But to bring RIoT Studios to Austin, we needed some help. We partnered with Amplify Philly and their production team at Mid Atlantic FX, recording a four-person podcast episode on the [...]

Mar 12, 2019

First in Future Podcast Interviews Sarah Glova

2019-03-12T16:54:31+00:00March 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Mar 7, 2019

RIoT Underground Podcast Hits 200 Plays in 1st Week!

2019-03-07T21:35:27+00:00March 7th, 2019|

The RIoT Underground podcast has been live a WEEK and we’ve had almost 200 PLAYS. Thanks, RIoT community! If you haven’t tuned in yet, binge now - episode #5 is out today. In RIoT Underground’s short, topic-focused episodes, we talk tech and ideas from innovators who are changing the world with disruptive technology. If you [...]

Mar 7, 2019

RIoT at SXSW: #Raleigh2SXSW Features Tom Snyder as SXSW Panel Moderator

2019-03-08T21:13:05+00:00March 7th, 2019|

Tom Snyder is leading the How IoT is Shaping the Future of Cities panel at SXSW on MAR 9, 2019 | 12:30PM – 1:30PM, presented by Amplify Philly MODERATOR: TOM SNYDER, RIoT SPEAKERS DON COLEMAN, Chariot Solutions MAIA OTTENSTEIN, Thomas Jefferson University / Jefferson Health Adam Covati, Bandwidth The Internet of Things has been part of manufacturing, [...]

Feb 26, 2019

Guest Blog with Next Generation Cities – Featuring Wilson NC Greenlight Community Broadband

2019-02-26T13:15:47+00:00February 26th, 2019|

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 [...]

Feb 17, 2019

Media Coverage for RIoT-Supported Startups

2019-02-17T15:25:27+00:00February 17th, 2019|

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 [...]

Feb 12, 2019

Feature by WRAL Techwire – Community initiatives share a vision for North Carolina at IEI Forum

2019-02-12T18:17:40+00:00February 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Feb 12, 2019

Feature by WRAL TechWire – 4 startups to pitch Industrial Internet Consortium judges at RIoT event

2019-02-12T18:12:49+00:00February 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Feb 12, 2019

Demystifying the Patent Process, with John Sotomayor of SotoIP

2019-02-12T17:20:34+00:00February 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 29, 2019

Who holds the key to the Gigabit City? That answer and more, plus 200+ pictures from RIoT XXX.

2019-02-04T19:14:09+00:00January 29th, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 25, 2019

Acting out IoT – A Live Example of How the Internet of Things Works

2019-01-25T14:36:57+00:00January 25th, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 24, 2019

Speakers Announced for Intelligent Infrastructures Forum with Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Feb. 15

2019-01-24T01:41:14+00:00January 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 23, 2019

RIoT’s Tom Snyder featured on Supportedly Podcast

2019-01-24T01:33:36+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 22, 2019

Potentially lethal phone chargers? RIoT Lunch & Learn focuses on product safety.

2019-01-22T01:32:37+00:00January 22nd, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 10, 2019

RIoT launching new podcast series, RIoT Underground

2019-01-11T15:43:43+00:00January 10th, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Floods, Sleep and Cremation: Introducing the Latest RAP Startups

2019-01-08T20:58:49+00:00January 8th, 2019|

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). [...]

Jan 4, 2019

RIoT’s “Internet of Things’s 4.0 economy – what to expect in 2019” featured in WRAL TechWire

2019-01-04T15:36:39+00:00January 4th, 2019|

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 [...]

Jan 3, 2019

Tinkerers and Hackers of IoT: Motor Demos at RIoT Lunch and Learn

2019-01-03T20:44:52+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

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 [...]

Dec 19, 2018

RIoT Partners with NC State Product Innovation Lab, Highlights Students’ Startup Concepts

2018-12-19T17:50:36+00:00December 19th, 2018|

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 [...]

Dec 6, 2018

Balancing CUSTOM and PRE-APPROVED – The Impact of Testing and Certification in the IoT Space

2018-12-10T18:26:44+00:00December 6th, 2018|

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 [...]