This fall the HQ Raleigh Community has welcomed 8 startup teams to our warehouse location through the RioT Accelerator Program (RAP) Fall 2019 Cohort. The dynamic accelerator is IoT focused and led by R!oT, one of the top IoT organizations in North Carolina and across the country. In the entrepreneurial spirit the Fall RAP Cohort teams are looking to make an impact by accomplishing various tasks from taking down pesky backyard pests to better protecting newborns in the NICU. We will be learning more about their progress at our October Community Lunch on Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 12-1pm. At the lunch the teams that will be presenting are Green Pro Partners, Kilo Medical Solutions, Next Systems, and Continuous Precision Medicine.
What is RAP?
The program is a 12-week high-touch accelerator that provides an abundance of resources that the average accelerator does not provide. In the end the goal is to welcome startups into a network with an industry consortium of more than 75 companies across the IoT technology world. In the program the groups work together to learn, partner, and more quickly bring their product to market and scale.
RAP + HQ Raleigh
Not only is it exciting to have the 8 teams in our space, but our community is able to learn from the progress happening every week. Since the RAP participants are HQ members they also have the ability to take advantage of additional member resources that can further grow their network and reach beyond the IoT industry. Our free office hours and panel discussions can also connect them to industry professionals in legal, accounting, fundraising, and more.
Get to know the RAP Participants
Founder Desmond Wiggan leads Charlotte-based BatteryXchange, a kiosk rental platform for convenient on-the-go cell phone charging. Currently targeting the events market, BatteryXchange pilots have seen as many as 30% of total event attendees use their charging solution.
Continuous Precision Medicine is a veteran-led startup working to prevent opioid misuse. CPM uses predictive algorithms and decision support tools to help healthcare providers and patients work together to avoid the risks of developing dependencies on prescription narcotics. Founder Steven Walther recently closed a seed round and secured 4 pilot sites for the CPM solution.
Eric Zothner identified an opportunity for better at-home pest control while operating a spray services business. Green Pro Partners is now enhancing pest control with an automated spray system that uses all-natural, toxic-free spray to target mosquitoes.
Brothers Michael and Brian Bender have developed an in-toilet sensor to monitor health metrics. Intake was recently awarded two Phase 1 SBIR grants to advance their technology development, and plan to leverage RAP to explore different go to market strategies for the device in medical and consumer applications.
DeAndrea Salvador started nonprofit Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI) to support and educate communities around energy conservation. The Charlotte-based founder and former TED fellow is now taking her learning from RETI to create JouleScout, a demand response solution that leverages dynamic incentives to better align utility providers and consumers.
Kilo Medical Solutions began as a class project for VCU graduate students Joshna Seelam, Kashyap Venuthurupalli, and Aniket Kulkarni. The team has developed a better covering for NICU isolettes that standardizes the lighting environment for premature infants.
Next Systems is a textiles concept solutions company focused on research commercialization for on-body sensors. Founders Jennifer Peavey and Jess Jur have first developed a multi-modal sensing garment for industrial applications, to monitor long-term health trends and reduce workload stress.
OpenEVSE has developed a universal electric vehicle charging station that can dynamically manage energy usage. The company has deployed charging stations worldwide sense 2011, and the company, led by Chris Howell, who relocated permanently to North Carolina.
Also, if you are interested in working alongside powerful entrepreneurs like R!oT we would love for you to come tour with us. We have available office suites at any of our four Raleigh locations, along with open co-working space. So do not hesitate and book a tour today!