[Wilson, NC] – RIoT is excited to announce the launch of the seventeenth cohort of the RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP XVII), 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 the Gig East Exchange in Wilson, NC, allowing them to leverage the exchange’s resources while bringing their innovative solutions to the region.

“This 5th Wilson-based cohort of the RIoT Accelerator 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, “We are confident that these innovative startups will not only benefit from this program but also contribute significantly to advancement of entrepreneurship and the economic well-being of eastern North Carolina and beyond.”

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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.

SenterME is a transformative emotional wellness platform, passionately committed to empowering women professionals through cutting-edge wellness solutions.

SenterME is led by Charlotte Louis and is based in Wilson, 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.

Transport Genie Ltd uses AI-powered smart sensors and real-time data analytics to ensure animal welfare while in transport.

Transport Genie Ltd is led by Joel Sotomayor and is based in Ontario, Canada.

RAP has a proven track record of propelling early-stage startups to success by providing them with unparalleled resources, mentorship, and access to a vast network of industry experts. As we unveil our seventeenth cohort, we are thrilled to witness another wave of cutting-edge ideas and solutions that have the potential to reshape the future of IoT, AI, the data economy, and beyond. For more information about the RIoT Accelerator Program, please visit https://riot.org/startup-accelerator/.

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.