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Datafication Nation

Data is becoming increasingly important in our lives. It is used to make decisions about everything from what products we see advertised to what jobs we are offered. In this new weekly column, Datafication Nation, we explore the use of data in our daily lives and the role it plays in various industries, from [...]

December 14th, 2023|

Tom Snyder: Innovation Requires Investment

This week's Datafication Nation Tom discusses how most entrepreneurship and startup activity happens outside traditional tech hubs like San Francisco and Seattle, with major tech companies primarily acquiring innovative startups rather than developing new technologies in-house. To achieve significant societal goals and stimulate local economies, economic policies should shift to support small technology businesses rather [...]

June 10th, 2024|

Announcing the Eighteenth Cohort of RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP XVIII) Welcoming Eight Startups

[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 [...]

May 31st, 2024|

Startup Spotlight: Sharon Moore, Founder & CEO, Sportscale Inc.

Monitoring athlete’s weights is a critical aspect of sports health management, particularly for preventing heat-related illnesses and dehydration. It involves regular and precise measurement of athletes' body weight before and after practices or games to monitor fluid loss and ensure proper hydration levels. Traditional methods involve manual weighing, which can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, especially [...]

May 17th, 2024|

Startup Spotlight: Catie McVey, Founder & CEO, OsRostrum Inc.

The agriculture technology space is currently experiencing rapid growth and innovation, driven by a convergence of several factors, including rising global food demand, environmental sustainability concerns, and advancements in digital technologies. Agtech encompasses a wide range of solutions aimed at improving efficiency, productivity, and sustainability across the agricultural value chain. From precision farming and [...]

May 10th, 2024|

NC represents in SBA’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Competition

Several groups from North Carolina have been named as winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). RIoT and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are among the organizations recognized for their efforts in the “Domestic Manufacturing and Production” category. Eva Garland Consulting has been recognized in the “Sustainability and Biotechnology” category. The Growth Accelerator [...]

May 8th, 2024|

Startup Spotlight: Rachel Cash, Founder & CEO, Elroi

In today's digital age, data has become increasingly important. It's the invisible fuel powering innovation, shaping our online experiences, and driving economic growth in uncharted industries. Companies wield it as a competitive weapon, crafting targeted strategies and products for online users. The data economy is a complex world, and raises critical questions about privacy [...]

May 3rd, 2024|

Startup Spotlight: Charlotte C. Louis, Founder & CEO, SenterME Wellness LLC.

In an age that is increasingly prioritizing mental health, particularly highlighted by the pandemic's impact on mental well-being, it is crucial for all of us to focus on efforts for alleviating stress and enhancing our own mental well-being. One spring “RIoT Accelerator Program” cohort member, Charlotte C. Louis is doing important work in this [...]

April 26th, 2024|

RIoT Awarded SBA 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Stage One Winner

Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses and startups, announced the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) Stage One winners. Each received $50,000 in prize awards for impactful and inclusive approaches to foster a thriving, [...]

April 24th, 2024|

Startup Spotlight: Mythra Varun Nemallapudi, Founder & Chairman, PraanaTech

PraanaTech is a startup with a mission to revolutionize patient care by making high-quality imaging more accessible. Their innovative technology promises earlier diagnoses for life-altering diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer, potentially saving lives. But what drives the person behind this groundbreaking company? Today, we shine a light on PraanaTech's founder and chairman, Mythra Varun [...]

April 19th, 2024|

Startup Spotlight: Morris Nguyen, Founder & CEO, Predicate

In today's Startup Spotlight, we have the privilege of celebrating the remarkable journey of Morris Nguyen, the visionary force behind Predicate - an awe-inspiring startup from RAP XVII. In the realm of healthcare, where every minute can mean the difference between life and death, the value of informational data and [...]

April 5th, 2024|

Grant Funds SmartAg Research Testbed in Wilson, NC

The City of Wilson, NC has received a $749,463 grant to construct a high-tech agricultural laboratory facility that will use SmartAg technology, high-speed internet, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to increase farm production. RIoT will work with Wilson on establishing and running programs to enable entrepreneurs to run pilot programs and to develop farms [...]

February 13th, 2024|

Announcing the Seventeenth Cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program

[Wilson, NC] - RIoT is excited to announce the launch of the seventeenth cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP XVII), welcoming seven 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 [...]

February 6th, 2024|

WRAL TechWire’s Smith Chronicled the Invention of the Future

We've entered the Data Economy, a phase of technology-driven economic growth that we at RIoT expect to far surpass the impact of the Internet. But data isn't only for the tech sector. We don’t often think of journalism as “data collection”, but it is. Great journalists investigate, research, find and disseminate facts that are in [...]

January 16th, 2024|