RALEIGH – A crowd of some 400 people lined up early and then packed the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh Tuesday night for NC RIoT’s “Pitch Night.” And WRAL TechWire cameras were there to capture pitches from nine startups which incorporate the Internet of Things.
And the winner was …
Eversafe, the startup launched by Quinn Riddle, a student at High Point University. She is developing the Eversafe braclet, a wearable band designed to be worn by children with wireless and GPS capability to link to parents, babysitters or care providers. The goal: To keep track of children, especially in crowded situations.
Riddle received the top prize for the event – the RioT championship “belt.”
RIoT is the fast-growing Internet of Things users community which has spread from the Triangle to cover much of North Carolina. And “Pitch Night+ – the group’s fourth such event – celebrates new technology and companies RIoT is helping to develop.
Making Tuesday unique is that RIoT also celebrated its first RAP event – RAP standing for the RIoT Accelerator Program which launched this with the assistance of a three-year federal grant.