Hardware Accelerator Weeks Six and Seven: Proof of Concept
During weeks six and seven of Rev’s Hardware Accelerator program, the teams continued to perfect their prototypes in preparation for the next design review and ultimately, Demo Day on August 1.
After completing the summer program, teams will be looking for funding to get their businesses off the ground. Investor and COO of Launch-NY, Lindsay Karas Stencel, spoke to the teams about funding options for startups and what may be the best fit for their companies.
Hardware Director, Ken Rother, lead a discussion with the teams focused on pitching. The presentation walked the teams through the steps of how to sell a pitch in preparation for Demo Day.
The cohort also heard from Kristen McClellan, founder of SnappyScreen. McClellan walked the teams through her entrepreneurship journey with SnappyScreen, which is projected to generate over $3 million in revenue in 2019. She shared stories of pitching and how she was constantly pivoting her innovation.
In the second design review, teams shared proof of concepts and reviewed their product designs. The teams provided valuable feedback to each other by asking questions that potential customers would ask