FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2024
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Morgan, jennifer@riot.org, 540-645-7046

[Wilson, NC] – During this year’s Gig East Summit, the seven companies in the seventeenth cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP XVII) and the fifth Wilson based cohort, pitched to attendees culminating with attendees “investing” in their favorite startup.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, the startups represented 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.

SenterME, a revolutionary emotional wellness platform, took top honors on June 13th winning $1,000. SenterME is led by Charlotte Louis and is based in Wilson, NC. SenterME is a groundbreaking emotional wellness platform designed specifically for women professionals. By providing innovative wellness solutions, SenterME empowers individuals to prioritize their emotional well-being and cultivate a culture of self-care.

“This fifth Wilson-based cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program is a testament to the past success and our ongoing commitment to entrepreneurship and economic development in eastern North Carolina” said Will Aycock, GM at Greenlight Community Broadband.

Other companies in the cohort included:

Elroi is a data marketplace empowering individuals to securely monetize and control their data while promoting digital equity and privacy. Elroi is led by Rachel Cash and is based in Durham, NC.

OsRostrum uses cutting edge computer vision and machine learning algorithms to analyze cow health. OsRostrum is led by Catie McVey and is based in Graham, NC.

PraanaTech is applying innovative PET technology for targeted imaging for Alzheimer’s and Cancer diagnosis. PraanaTech is led by Mythra Varun Nemallapudi and Carlos Zorraquino and is based in Chicago, IL.

Predicate is pioneering scalable healthcare through their AI/NLP platform and biosensors to detect serious illness from everyday symptoms. Predicate is led by cofounders Morris Nguyen and Kody Roza and is based in Wilmington, NC.

Sportscale, Inc. has developed a smart scale platform that revolutionizes the weight collection process in athletics. Sportscale, Inc. is led by Sharon Moore and is based in Greenville, NC.

Swabbot Solutions patented robotic solutions make cleaning validation and environmental monitoring swabbing safe, accurate and cost effective. Swabbot Solutions is led by Richard Mineo and is based in Raleigh, NC.

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.