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Marty Walters of RealStraws threshes wheat in the background with what stalks in the foreground.

RealStraws Producing a PPE Solution to Protect Diners

RealStraws LLC, part of the 2020 cohort of Rev’s Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator, produces 100% biodegradeable, gluten-free, wheat-based drinking straws to replace the use of plastic drinking straws that harm the environment. Unlike paper-based straws, the startup’s wheat-based straws hold up...

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New Rev Program Helps Startups Overcome the Valley of Death

The valley of death—or the point at which startups stall out on their journeys to success—is a massive obstacle for entrepreneurs making physical or hardware products, particularly when they make the jump to manufacturing their product and producing units on...

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Hardware Accelerator Week Two: Know Your Audience A product is nothing without a customer to buy it. Week two of #HardwareAccelerator19 sparked discussions among teams about their product offering, who their target customers should be, and how they can reach them.   The week started with teams reviewing progress and road bumps from...

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2019 Rev Hardware Accelerator Teams Revealed

By Madison Barlow  A balloon device that collects clean water from clouds, a shoe insert to assist those suffering from neuropathy or numbness in the feet: these are just two of the ideas behind the 11 teams participating in Rev: Ithaca Startup...

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Ithaca Startup Combats Illegal Logging

If trees are illegally removed from the forest, who would hear it and take notice? Illegal loggers clear-cut over 32,000 square miles each year and stolen timber is worth $52-$152 billion annually.  How can park rangers and forest monitors know...

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Hardware Accelerator Week 8 & 9

Teams are nearing the end of Sprint 3: “Prototype & Pitch,” the final sprint of Rev’s Hardware Accelerator. During Weeks 8 & 9, teams focused on fine-tuning their prototype and practiced their final pitch for Hardware Demo Dayon Thursday, August...

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Hardware Accelerator Team Creates Smart Food Tray

Do you ever wonder how healthy you are eating when you dine out? Some fast food establishments show calorie counts and ingredients, but self-serve meals at cafeterias and at hot bars like those found in supermarkets are not required to...

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