EDA-Supported Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator Guides Entrepreneurs

Six CassCaps spice bottle and cap sets sit on a marble counter containing various spices.

EDA-Supported Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator Guides Entrepreneurs

A spice bottle cap that pre-measures your spices. A breastmilk pasteurizer for home use. Gluten-free, wheat stem straws. A battery for storing renewable energy in buildings.

These are just a few of the inventions created by entrepreneurs in Rev’s Manufacturing Hardware Accelerator, formerly known as the Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator, an incubator supported by a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The program supports entrepreneurs who aim to scale their business, manufacture their products, create new jobs, and spur economic growth in Upstate New York.

The program builds on the success of Rev’s Prototyping Hardware Accelerator, formerly known as the Napkin-to-Protype Hardware Accelerator, which was funded by a $500,000 EDA grant through the RIS program in 2014. The project, matched with $879,298 in local funds, supported early-stage entrepreneurs.

Read the full story on Rev’s most recent hardware participants and their innovations on the EDA’s “Success Stories” page.