NCRIoT is an organization that represents a network of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, all of whom have a stake in the Internet of Things industry. NC RIoT’s mission is to formalize the Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, and Chapel Hill region as a global hub for IoT innovation. Companies ranging from startups to international heavyweights meet frequently to exchange ideas, to learn new technologies, and to create new opportunities. Their Fall 2019 Accelerator Program just announced the eight companies selected for its next incubator. And they are an impressive group.
RIoT’s Fall 2019 RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) includes Internet of Things companies that are tackling everything from taking down pesky backyard pests to better protecting newborns in the NICU.
The RIoT Accelerator Program is industry and stage agnostic, but we are looking for interesting, viable IoT solutions and strong teams. This cycle we received the highest volume of applicants to date.
These eight companies came out of RIoT’s most competitive application cycle yet, both in terms of number of applicants and maturity of companies and founders.
This applicant pool was also RIoT’s most diverse to date. Geographically, startups from across North Carolina and the greater Southeast applied. RIoT also attracted applicants from as far as California, Mexico and Israel. Industries represented ranged from industrial/manufacturing, consumer product, energy, medical device, smart cities, agriculture, and textiles.