Media features about RIoT, the IoT-focused nonprofit based in Raleigh, NC

The Wilson Times—”Companies chosen for business accelerator”

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

The Wilson Times: “Businesses offered funding, support”

"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 [...]

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

RAP Alumni GreenToGo featured in GrepBeat

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 [...]

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

RAP Alumni Microgrid Labs selected for Shell Cleantech accelerator

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Tom Snyder featured on Spaces and Places podcast with Site 1001

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 [...]

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

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

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 — [...]

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

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, [...]

2019-07-01T20:16:26+00:00June 17th, 2019|

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

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:26:42+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. [...]

2019-07-01T20:14:15+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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:16:15+00:00March 12th, 2019|

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

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 [...]

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

Next Generation Cities: “Guest Blog – Featuring Wilson NC Greenlight Community Broadband”

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:18:43+00:00February 26th, 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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:19:43+00:00February 17th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:27:09+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Supportedly Podcast: “Why Entrepreneurs Need to Adapt to IoT and Emerging Technologies”

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:25:43+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

WRAL TechWire: “Internet of Things’s 4.0 economy – What to Expect in 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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:28:54+00:00January 4th, 2019|

GrepBeat: IoT Demo Night 2018

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:31:57+00:00October 24th, 2018|

WRAL TechWire: “Internet-connected insects, opioid-detecting sewer bots and more—Recap of 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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:31:38+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

WRAL Tech on Tap Podcast: Interview with Tom Snyder, Rachael Meleney

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:32:45+00:00October 11th, 2018|

WRAL TechWire: “Recap of RIoT’s 28th RIoT Event”

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 [...]

2019-07-01T20:33:27+00:00September 26th, 2018|

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

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.

2019-07-01T20:40:45+00:00August 6th, 2018|