Wow – what a fun event. RIoT IX was attended by 320 RIoTers at the

Raleigh Convention Center last night. The quick recap, along with links to download presentations:

Dhruv Patel, CED – The State of VC in NC (download here)Riotix crowd1

Daniel Chu, Verizon Ventures – If I Had $10M to Invest in IoT, Where Would I Invest? (download here). Big praise to Daniel for handling his entire presentation without slides! That’s the sign of a true pro.

Did we mention NXP had a giant 55′ IoT truck on hand? Rumor has it that a group of RIoTers cruised downtown on the truck’s rooftop patio…

We also heard from 5 companies who pitched to a panel of judges.  ProAxion took home the first ever RIoT wrestling belt buckle.  The companies presenting:

Vestal Industries

We’ll post a more thorough recap soon and more pictures soon.

(photo credit Charles Lord)