Feb 13, 2020

The Wilson Times—”Companies chosen for business accelerator”

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

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 [...]

Jan 13, 2020

Annual Product Innovation Lab Student Showcase Brings Collaboration Across Colleges

2020-01-13T19:44:13+00:00January 13th, 2020|

Over the past semester, the Jenkins MBA practicum Product Innovation Lab course, MBA 555, was open to NC State’s business, design, engineering and textile colleges. The students have spent the past four months innovating, designing and building viable business concepts and working prototypes. The faculty team for 2019 that guided the students in their semester-long [...]

Jan 8, 2020

2020 predictions for tech, business – from an Internet of Things perspective

2020-01-13T19:54:45+00:00January 8th, 2020|

The term Internet of Things is now 20 years old. While the term’s buzz may be starting to cool, the Data Economy that IoT drives is heating up. Depending on the source, estimates range from 20-27 billion connected devices are operating at the close of 2019. Data from these connected devices, and the analytics capability [...]

Dec 13, 2019

Expanding to Wilson, RIoT aims to support tech startup growth east of the Triangle

2020-01-13T19:59:21+00:00December 13th, 2019|

Raleigh-based Internet of Things organization RIoT is expanding its 12-week startup accelerator to Wilson come February 2020. Seeing promise in the leadership, broadband achievements, economic growth and rural market opportunity the city of Wilson brings, the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) is ready to help cultivate the next generation of technology startups east of the Triangle. The free [...]

Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

Nov 20, 2019

The Wilson Times: “Businesses offered funding, support”

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

"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 [...]

Nov 14, 2019

RAP Alumni GreenToGo featured in GrepBeat

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

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 [...]

Nov 14, 2019

RAP Alumni Microgrid Labs selected for Shell Cleantech accelerator

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

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 [...]

Oct 30, 2019

Ways to help RIoT’s most diverse startup cohort yet.

2019-10-30T16:04:36+00:00October 30th, 2019|

RIoT's current cohort of startups is our most diverse yet. Representing different industries, hailing from different states, and many led by veteran and underrepresented founders—our current cohort of eight IoT-focused companies is showcasing the spectrum of Internet of Things applications. Here are some ways you can support them. Attend PITCH NIGHT on Nov. 19th The [...]

Sep 20, 2019

RIoT Brings Cybersecurity Discussion to DC, Talks Government IoT Projects and Data Privacy

2019-09-20T20:47:47+00:00September 20th, 2019|

The Internet of Things (IoT) — both the promise of the future and the biggest vulnerability of the data age. Collecting data about everyone and everything through IoT can create a higher resolution picture of the world. But that same picture can expose individuals’ data, potentially sacrificing privacy and security for government intel or corporate [...]

Sep 17, 2019

Meet the Speakers for RIoT XXXVII

2019-09-17T18:29:20+00:00September 17th, 2019|

From cybersecurity initiatives to smart city pilot projects, Washington DC's IoT ecosystem is thriving. And this week, RIoT is hosting RIoT XXXVI: Civic, Military, & Government and IoT in DC, to hear from the innovators who are driving the 4th Industrial Revolution in the capital city. Meet the speakers for RIoT XXXVII, hosted Tuesday, September 17th in [...]

Sep 17, 2019

WRAL Techwire: “RIoT, TiE Carolinas team up for pitch event with 6 women founders”

2019-09-17T11:43:51+00:00September 17th, 2019|

Featured in WRAL Techwire – Six women founders in the Triangle are set to pitch their startups on Wednesday at PitchFest, an event co-hosted by RIoT and TiE Carolinas. RIoT is the regional Internet of Things users group; TiE stands for the IndUS Entrepreneurs. This is the first time the two organizations have partnered for an [...]

Aug 28, 2019

WRAL TechWire: “Here’s a look at entrepreneurs’ projects aiming to boost local governments”

2019-08-28T14:59:56+00:00August 28th, 2019|

This article was originally published in WRAL Techwire on August 28th. by Tom Snyder, Executive Director, RIoT — August 28, 2019 . RALEIGH – For the past eight years, local volunteers have coordinated civic entrepreneurship across the region, merging efforts under the nonprofit NC Open Pass. Here are projects presented Tuesday night from entrepreneurs aiming to help local [...]

Aug 26, 2019

Standing in Pendo’s Growing Shadow, Raleigh’s Candidates for Mayor Describe City “at a Crossroads”

2019-08-26T14:28:54+00:00August 26th, 2019|

Innovate Raleigh’s meet-the-candidates forum was held Tuesday, August 15th at Pendo’s Fayetteville Street office. The six potential mayors spoke in unison about one theme: Raleigh is at a crossroads.  Caroline Sullivan, a former Wake County commissioner, said residents were at a “crossroads for our future.” Justin Sutton, a 30-year-old procurement attorney for the state of [...]

Aug 7, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

Jul 24, 2019

Tom Snyder featured on Spaces and Places podcast with Site 1001

2019-07-24T18:27:56+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Spaces and Places is the podcast about how Site 1001 uses AI to revolutionize buildings. Site 1001's platform helps property owners and operators lower costs, improve performance and increase value. Join us for their latest episode, Spaces and Places Podcast: Everything is Connected with Tom Snyder, featuring RIoT's Executive Director Tom Snyder. Spaces and Places [...]

Jul 1, 2019

WRAL TechWire: “Cities Discuss ‘Smart,’ What’s Next for Smart City Tech & Partnerships”

2019-07-01T21:01:08+00:00July 1st, 2019|

RALEIGH – Marketers have decided we live in the age of “smart.” Phones are smart phones, watches are smart watches—even trash cans can now be smart trash cans. Thanks to advanced sensor, wireless, and data analytics technologies, it’s possible for almost any product or service to become “smart.” Even places are upping their IQ — [...]

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

2019-07-01T20:16:26+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

2019-07-01T20:08:50+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!

2019-07-01T20:09:09+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

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

2019-07-01T20:26:42+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”

2019-07-01T20:14:15+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

2019-07-01T20:14:43+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

2019-07-01T20:14:58+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

2019-07-01T20:15:52+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

2019-07-01T20:15:18+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

2019-07-01T20:16:15+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 8, 2019

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

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

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 [...]