Tom Snyder is the Executive Director of RIoT, a company that delivers programs, mentorship, and connections for Internet of Things (IoT) education for entrepreneurs and new business startups. Tom has two decades of experience in technological incubation and product development and has held leadership roles in companies such as ASSIST Center, a National Science Foundation that creates wearables for healthcare monitoring. He is also a co-instructor at the Product Innovation Lab, which is a Forbes award-winning course on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Crystal Dreisbach is the Founder and Executive Director of Don't Waste Durham and Project Director for GreenToGo. Don’t Waste Durham is a non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate trash at its source. GreenToGo is a business that produces reusable containers for use in the restaurant and groceries industries. Crystal is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and has a Master’s in Public Health.
Tom joins me today to share how RIoT helps entrepreneurs and business startups learn about the Internet of Things and how it can be used within their business or startup. He defines IoT and how it is affecting the way we live, entertain and do business. He also shares how RIoT’s accelerator programs, education courses, pitch nights and meetup events help entrepreneurs build connections, find mentors, and accelerate their business growth. I also spoke with Crystal to learn more about her businesses, how she discovered the RIoT Accelerator Program, and how participating in the program impacted her business.
“RIoT brings people together to educate them about how emerging technologies are fundamentally changing business. The goal is to help people adapt to that.” - Tom Snyder
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“What we gained in the RIoT Accelerator Program cannot be measured. Although it was really intense and we heard lots of things that were hard to hear, we came out a lot stronger.” - Crystal Dreisbach
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