On Tuesday, Rev held a pitch night and networking event at Ithaca Beer Company, drawing over 125 entrepreneurs, clean energy leaders, business mentors and community members from around the region. The event showcased Rev programs and introduced attendees to 76West, a $20million clean energy competition for the Southern Tier.
With local pints and flights in hand, attendees enjoyed presentations and pitches surrounded by two hours of networking.
After introductions, Ariana Blossom recognized the women entrepreneurs in the crowd and presented Rev’s Passenger to Pilot program in celebration of International Women’s Day. Four companies presented pitches, including MacroFuel, Oasis Urban Farms, CourseQ, and Ecolectro.
Brian Bauer, 76West Program Director for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, introduced the 76West Clean Energy Competition before the pitches. The event was the final in a series of 76West-sponsored events across the region, from Fredonia to Binghamton.
This networking event set a great precedent for the energy 76West will build upon throughout the region as the competition hosts and supports regional events.
Rev regularly hosts events for entrepreneurs around the community. More information about the Southern Tier Startup Alliance’s work to implement 76West is available at ststartup.com/76West. The Ithaca Voice also reported on this event!