As Rev: Ithaca Startup Work’s Hardware Accelerator wraps up week three of the 11-week summer program, teams are over halfway through Sprint 1: “Feasibility.” The teams were challenged this week to identify and contact early adopters of their products and services and identify where these people work and live.
On Monday, teams spoke with Marnie Lavigne from Launch NY who gave them valuable advice on how to compete and win funding to gain important resources to advance their businesses. Launch NY is a Venture Development organization that provides funding and support for startups in Upstate New York.
Teams gave their weekly cohort presentations on Wednesday to their peers and mentors to explain what they’ve been working on and how their consumer discovery efforts are progressing. Cohort presentations are a great way for teams to motivate and support each other while coming up with new ideas and receiving invaluable feedback from Rev’s Hardware Accelerator mentors and Entrepreneurs in Residence.
Isaac Lawson-Hughes, Rev’s tech instructor and electrical engineer, hosted a workshop, “Breadboard to Printed Circuit Board,” teaching teams how to transform their design from a breadboard prototype to a tangible circuit board.
Keep up with the latest Hardware Accelerator happenings on our blog and save the date for the big Hardware Demo Day at rev on Thursday, August 9, 2018. RSVP to save your spot.