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Leigh Martino

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Opportunity Description

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works’ Prototyping Hardware Accelerator, offered in partnership with the College of Engineering at Cornell University, is a deep dive into exploring hardware entrepreneurship through an intensive 11-week summer program. 

Selected teams are led through a process for determining if their ideas are commercially desirable, technologically viable, and economically feasible. Upon completion of the program, hardware alums are positioned to recruit team members, bring on partners, work with contract manufacturers, and pitch to investors. 

In addition to an innovative philosophy and methodology designed to help teams move from a “back of the napkin” idea to a testable prototype, Rev also offers use of its state-of-the-art purpose-built prototyping lab and opportunities for participants grow their network of thought leaders, industry experts, and successful startups.   

New to this year’s Prototyping Hardware Accelerator is a focused climate tech track for hardware entrepreneurs working on innovations that support the decarbonization of the economy through hardware, software, technology-enabled services, data analytics, or processes that broadly reduce energy consumption, increase resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or enable the transition to a sustainable and decarbonized economy. This track will follow the same curriculum as the Prototyping Hardware Accelerator, but with a climate technology focus. 

Rev encourages you to share this information with interested hardware entrepreneurs and your extended networks. Questions about the program can be directed to