RIoT Featured in Irish Tech News Business Showcase

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 [...]

2019-04-16T17:20:38+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. [...]

2019-04-11T15:39:05+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 [...]

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

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

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, [...]

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

Media Coverage for RIoT-Supported Startups

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

RIoT’s Tom Snyder featured on Supportedly Podcast

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 [...]

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

Floods, Sleep and Cremation: Introducing the Latest RAP Startups

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). [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

IoT Demo Night highlighted by Triangle tech news site GrepBeat

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 [...]

2018-11-19T14:57:04+00:00October 24th, 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 [...]

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

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

$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 [...]

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

Reverse-pitch competition matches connection Qs with gigabit As

This article was originally published by Ann-Marie Grissino on Imagine entering your home, lights and A/C perfectly timed to come on, your smart phone having searched for and now playing your favorite music, and searches across smart TVs in your home resulting in techno news scheduled to start after dinner. All your smart devices are connected [...]

2017-03-14T00:09:54+00:00March 14th, 2017|

Gigabit ‘Reverse Pitch’ kickoff event draws statewide audience

Thanks to WRAL Techwire for publishing this article on our Gigabit 'Reverse Pitch' kickoff event. ————————— Over 300 people across the state came together via simulcast last night for a RIoT event supporting US Ignite’s national Gigabit Reverse Pitch initiative in North Carolina. Initiated by North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) in partnership with New [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:37+00:00March 3rd, 2017|

RIoT Group Spreading Wings with Events Beyond NC

This article was originally published by Rick Smith on If there is anything in tech growing as fast as IoT, it may be RIoT. From launch just two years ago to more than 3,000 members, a growing list of sponsors - and now even more more big shows. RIoT, the rapidly growing Internet of Things grassroots [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:37+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

From Hype to Reality: Top 5 IoT Things to Watch for in 2017

Thanks to WRAL Techwire for publishing our take on the top 5 IoT things to watch for in 2017. ————————— Eighteen months ago, the Internet of Things sat atop the Gartner Hype Cycle, the technology research firm’s famous forecast of all things technology. The term remains a buzzword - heralded as the 4th Industrial Revolution [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:37+00:00January 24th, 2017|

RIoT XIII Shapes Up As Largest RIoT Event Ever

Thanks to WRAL Techwire for publishing our preview and pre-summary of RIoT XIII. It's our biggest RIoT event ever, and the single largest IoT demo showcase on a single night in the country. Credit goes to the RIoT community for making this the size it is! --------------------------- Wednesday night's RIoT XIII Demo Showcase will be [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:38+00:00October 24th, 2016|

RIoT & Bright Wolf in Huffington Post

To help gauge the impact of last week's DDoS attack on Dyn and the IoT community, Huffington Post Beverly Macy reached out RIoT for guidance. The original article lives here, and also below. We snuck in a mention of local IoT favorite Bright Wolf, too. Did Baby Monitors Really Cause The Internet To Go Down? - [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:38+00:00October 24th, 2016|

RIoT Awarded NC IDEA Ecosystem Grant

We’re humbled and thrilled to be a part of NC IDEA’s first Ecosystem Partner Grant. You can read press about it here. When we first heard of the program, we believed RIoT was an excellent fit. Our community is strong, and aligned together on a common mission of building our IoT ecosystem. After spending time [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:38+00:00September 8th, 2016|

RIoT Hires Tom Snyder as Executive Director

This article originally appeared on, 08.29.2016 Why did you and Larry decide to hire an executive director? The momentum of the RIoT community and the continued strong interest in Internet of Things brought us to a decision point. We could either focus RIoT on hosting events or make something bigger and more impactful. More [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:38+00:00August 29th, 2016|

Charlotte Observer Promotes RIoT XI

This post originally ran on The Charlotte Observer. BY RACHEL STONE  In today’s hyper technology world, everything seems to be connecting to the Internet somehow. A group called the North Carolina Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) is trying to capitalize on this notion. And it’s hosting its first event in Charlotte next week. Still [...]

2016-07-28T14:50:59+00:00July 28th, 2016|

Internet of Things event coming to Charlotte next month

This post originally appeared on Charlotte Business Journal. The Internet of Things is coming to Charlotte. NC RIoT, a network of technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and professional tinkerers, is hosting an event in the Queen City for the first time August 2. NC RoIT recently hosted an event at the Durham Bulls' stadium Tom Snyder, executive [...]

2018-02-14T04:33:38+00:00July 26th, 2016|