The Prototyping Hardware Accelerator, offered by Rev: Ithaca Startup Works Hardware Accelerator, in partnership with Cornell Engineering, is a deep dive into exploring hardware entrepreneurship through an intensive 11-week summer program.
The program is free and open to the public. Applications for Summer 2021 of the Prototyping Hardware Accelerator are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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.
Climate Technology Track Available: 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.
Interested in learning more? Register for a virtual information session on Thursday, February 4 (1:00 EST) to learn more about the program’s benefits, schedule, and expectations. Attendees will also have the chance to hear from successful hardware program alumni.