Rev’s innovative philosophy and methods guide our hardware offerings. Currently, Rev supports three hardware programs, Napkin-to-Prototype Hardware Accelerator, Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator, and Rev & Nextcorps Hardware Scaleip. In addition to program offerings, Rev hosts a series of speakers and workshops for entrepreneurs to grow their network with thought leaders, industry experts, and successful startups. We also have a state-of-the-art prototyping lab that is open to all hardware program participants as well as Rev member companies.


Napkin-to-Prototype Hardware Accelerator


Rev offers a deep dive into hardware through an 11-week Napkin-to-Prototype Hardware Accelerator summer program that leads product teams through a process for determining if their ideas are commercially desirable, technologically viable, and economically feasible. Upon completion of our program, Hardware Alums are positioned to recruit team members, bring on partners, work with contract manufacturers, and pitch to investors.


Learn more about the Napkin-to-Prototype Hardware Accelerator


*Due to restrictions related to gathering and social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer 2020 Napkin-to-Prototype Hardware Accelerator has been cancelled.


Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator


The Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator, offered in partnership with the Cornell College of engineering, is a cohort-based program that supports hardware startups ready to bring their prototypes into production. Entrepreneurs will benefit from programming, significant manufacturing expertise and advise, business mentorship, access to local manufacturers, and introductions to investors to enable them to advance from the prototype stage into production and bring their products to market.


Learn more about the Prototype-to-Production Hardware Accelerator

Meet the 2020 Prototype-to-Production Cohort



Nextcorps and Rev Hardware Scaleup


Hardware Scaleup is a year-long program that helps clean energy entrepreneurs scale their prototype into a product that’s easy to manufacture and mass produce in New York state.


Learn more about Hardware Scaleup


Applications are now being accepted for cohort 3 of HWSU. This program will run from fall 2020-spring 2021.

More Information on Cohort 3 of HWSU