[Cary, NC] – RIoT is excited to announce the launch of the eighteenth cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP XVIII), welcoming eight startups to the twelve week program.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, the startups in this cohort represent a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, wellness, data privacy, and smart cities. Each team brings a unique perspective and a passion for leveraging Data and IoT technologies to solve real-world challenges.

Workshops for these startups will be hosted at Cary Founded in Cary, NC, allowing them to leverage the exchange’s resources while bringing their innovative solutions to the region.

“This is the second Cary-based cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program and is an exciting opportunity for our town and broader community to foster innovation and support the growth of emerging tech companies. We are proud to be a part of this initiative that aligns with our commitment to becoming a leader in smart city technologies and enhancing the quality of life for our residents” said Nicole Coughlin, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, North Carolina.

AnswerThis (Richmond, VA) – AnswerThis is an AI-based research assistant capable of analyzing more than 200 million research papers, the entire open internet, and user-uploaded documents in seconds.

Baby Bumps (Chapel Hill, NC) – Baby Bumps is a two-sided platform to match parents and surrogates and is a marketplace for pregnancy products/services.

CSPM Zero (Apex, NC) – CSPM Zero is a comprehensive cloud security platform providing access to quality, easy-to-use security tools that safeguard companies’ online presence and valuable data, even for companies with low/no technical expertise.

Kapillary (Raleigh, NC, USA) – Kapillary IoT sensors provide real-time data to cities to monitor fats, oils, and grease discharge in city sewer systems, preventing blockages and overflows.

Social Cascade (Raleigh, NC) – Social Cascade uses AI technology to enable healthcare providers to connect with patients between office visits with relevant and timely information through social media platforms.

Soffos Inc. (Austin, TX) – Soffos Inc. is a Platform as a Service provider for the EdTech industry focused on enabling educators, instructional designers, and their software development teams with a suite of generative AI tools.

Synergize (Raleigh, NC) – Synergize is a two-sided platform designed to connect and match young entrepreneurs with potential partners in an academic setting.

XD Sensor (Greensboro, NC) – XD Sensor aims to slow down climate change by developing low cost easy to deploy sensors for detecting methane and other greenhouse gasses.

About RIoT

RIoT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) economic development organization, ecosystem builder, and global network of individuals, professionals, businesses, startups, government partners, and organizations, united by a common goal—to push the boundaries of IoT, AI, and Data technology and foster a thriving innovation economy. RIoT facilitates connections within this network, offers insightful education, fosters collaboration through introductions and various events (both in-person and virtual), and supports new technology entrepreneurs and startups through the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP), propelling their technological advancements and business development by providing them with unparalleled resources, mentorship, and access to a vast network of industry experts. For more information, please visit www.riot.org.