Summer 2024 Prototyping Hardware Accelerator

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Take your product idea to the next level – apply now.

Early admission deadline February 16, 2024. Applications close March 25, 2024.  

Are you an entrepreneur ready to take your product idea to the next level? Rev: Ithaca Startup Works invites you to take a deep dive into prototyping this summer!

Over 10 weeks, Rev’s Prototyping Hardware Accelerator guides product teams to determine if their ideas are commercially desirable, technologically feasible, and economically viable. Upon completion of the program, participants are positioned to recruit team members, bring on partners, initiate work with contract manufacturers, and pitch to investors. Teams will receive a stipend of up to $2,000 to advance their prototype.

The program offers four unique tracks with tailored content and instruction:

  • Classic Track: Open to innovators in any field since 2014, Rev’s classic track provides foundational training across industries.
  • AgTech Track: Agriculture technology startups are immersed in specialized training and connected to experts and potential partners within the agriculture industry.
  • ClimateTech Track: Climate tech startups are placed in a like-minded cohort, matched with clean energy and clean tech mentors, and learn from guest speakers in the field.
  • MedTech Track: Offered in partnership with Cornell Biomedical Engineering and Weill Cornell, the new MedTech track provides access to specialized prototyping equipment, regulatory resources, and research and medical professionals in the field.

Applications are now being accepted for all tracks of the Summer 2024 Prototyping Hardware Accelerator! The accelerator is held in person at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works in Ithaca, New York beginning in late May 2024. The program is free and open to the public.

Want to learn more? Register to attend an upcoming virtual information session:

Note: Digital platforms, applications, and other software programs are not eligible unless paired with a physical product that you intend to develop in our program. Questions about the program can be directed to