Member Resources

Stay Safe

The space at Rev is currently open to members only. The doors are locked but members  can gain access using their key cards. While working at Rev, masks must be worn at all times and members should keep a six feet distance between yourself and others. Sanitizing and hand washing is strong encouraged. The cleaning team is taking extra steps to disinfect the space and keep you safe.

Member Calendar

The member calendar is a listing of member exclusive events including EIR Office Hours, workshops, and trainings. Recurring workshops and trainings are highlighted below.

Member-Exclusive Events

Rev Member Exclusive: Morning Grind Workshops

Rev Morning Grind Workshops are exclusive to Rev members and companies participating in a Rev affiliated program. The workshops happen on a monthly basis and cover topics relevant to startups and entrepreneurship including sales, website building, staffing and more. Email [email protected] if you have an idea for an upcoming workshop!


Upcoming Morning Grinds:

Perfecting Your Pitch, Workshop Series

Rev members are invited to join Susan Fleming and Brandon Wright for the Perfecting Your Pitch Workshop series. Members will have opportunity to give their virtual pitch and get feedback from EIRs and fellow Rev members.


Upcoming Sessions:


Entrepreneurs-In-Residence provide mentorship to Rev members. If you would like to schedule a meeting with a Rev EIR, please email [email protected] with who you would like to meet with, the subject of the meeting, and times you are available to meet. A member of the Rev team will then set up a meeting for you. A list of the Rev EIRs can be found below.

Brian Bauer

Brian BauerBrian is the Program Director for clean energy programs within Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement. He is a seasoned international energy industry executive with extensive experience in oil, natural gas, chemicals, and renewables. Brian has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and and MBA in Operations and Finance.

Contact Brian

Nate Cook

Nate Cook is an active attorney in the greater Ithaca community and he represents businesses and individuals in connection with a a wide array of complex commercial business and real estate transactions. Cook has served on the board of directors of several private companies and non-profits.

Contact Nate

Susan Fleming, PhD

Dr. Fleming is an experienced executive, educator, speaker, angel investor, and mom. Susan has served on the board of directors of numerous publicly traded companies, private companies, and non-profits. She has also served as a senior lecturer for both Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration and Johnson Graduate School of Management. Contact Susan at [email protected].

Contact Susan

Alex Hagen

Alex HagenAlex Hagen is a serial entrepreneur with almost fifteen years of operational, financial, and business strategy experience at both startups and large corporations. He is currently the CEO at, an online order aggregation business that has the goal of disrupting the gardening industry, and was previously the Director of the Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator. Alex holds a degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

Contact Alex

Elisa Miller-Out

Elisa currently serves as the managing partner at Chloe Capital and is a co-founder of PollQ. In 2016, she oversaw a successful acquisition deal with a division of Singlebrook. She has launched several networking groups and regularly serves as a mentor and judge for startup accelerators and competitions.

Contact Elisa

Ken Rother

Ken RotherKen Rother is the Director of Rev and its Hardware Accelerator program, he also manages Cornell’s eLab student accelerator program and teaches entrepreneurship at the Johnson School. Ken has held multiple senior business and technical positions for organizations such as Discovery  Communications, Reuters, Matrox, and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Contact Ken

Stephen Sauer

Steve Sauer HeadshotStephen Sauer, Ph. D is a Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. His research and teaching activities focus on issues of leadership, team processes, and status and diversity in management. Sauer’s teaching experience includes courses in Leadership, Strategy, Negotiations, and Organizational Behavior at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contact Steve

Bennett Thomas

Bennett Thomas HeadshotBennett Thomas is Co-Founder and General Parter of Triple Impact Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in startups creating products and services driving financial, environmental and social impact.

Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President of Finance & Sustainability with Hersha Hotels & Resorts, a publicly traded (NYSE: HT) investment firm with a portfolio of upscale, luxury and lifestyle hotels in urban U.S. markets. Prior to Hersha, Thomas served as Senior Manager in mergers & acquisitions with Medco, a Fortune 50 healthcare company, as a Senior Technology consultant with Ernest & Young, and as a Fund Manger with BR Ventures, Cornell’s student-run venture fund.

Contact Bennett

Greg Thomson

Greg Thomson is an attorney and strategic advisor with over 20 years of experience in digital media, entertainment and technology. His ongoing private law practice work includes intellectual property and software licensing, venture financing, private placements, film financing transactions, media mergers and acquisitions, and corporate sponsorships and endorsements.

Contact Greg

Brad Treat

Brad TreatBrad is career entrepreneur with an emphasis on technology-driven companies. He is faculty at Johnson at Cornell, Cornell Engineering, and Ithaca College teaching practical entrepreneurship, empathetic leadership, and project management.

Contact Brad

Brandon Wright

Brandon Wright is a serial entrepreneur, most recently co-founder and CEO at Zibby. Wright has co-founded business associations and served on mayoral advisory committees for economic development.

Contact Brandon

Share Your Big News

Have you recently expanded? Moved to a new space? Hired more employees? Hit a big milestone? Let us know! Our marketing team is aways looking for good stories to post on the Rev blog, on social media, and share in our newsletters. Share any exciting information from your company with Sara Baier ([email protected]).

Services We Have Used In the Past

Here is a list of services we have utilized in the past. If you have vendors you would recommend, please contact Adam MacDonald

Other Programs and Resources

  • Grow-NY is a business competition  focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY  region.
  • The Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) is a member organization of business incubators in the Southern Tier region, working to promote startups and entrepreneurship resources in our region.
  • Hardware Accelerator is an 11-week summer program that takes product ideas from “napkin to prototype” at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.
  • The Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture pulls together multiple partners to catalyze business development in the food and agriculture industries.
  • The 76West Clean Energy Competition is focused on growing entrepreneurs an attracting clean energy startups from around the world to build clean energy business and jobs in New York’s Southern Tier Region.
  • The UNY I-Corps Node gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset using resources from the NSF.
  • The Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in partnership with Binghamton University and SUNY Broome provides entrepreneurs and startups with the knowledge and resources they need to build sustainable businesses.
  • FuzeHub provides New York state manufacturers with guided access to their extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth.
  • Grow-NY is a food and agriculture business competition focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region. Companies have the chance to win up to $1 million dollars.
  • Live in Ithaca provides resources for anyone currently living in Ithaca or considering relocating to Tompkins County. The website offers advice on housing, transportation, careers, and more.

Member Resources

New Employee Info Form

Rev Member Slack Workspace

Slack is an easy, online instant messaging service. We have created a workspace for Rev members so they can communicate with each other, share ideas and feedback, and get personalized updates. You can access the workspace via the new Member Resources web page (see below). Learn more about Slack here.

Rev Member Slack

Payments & Reservations

Members can utilize Nexudus to pay monthly fees and book conference room space.


Photo & Video Equipment

Please contact Leigh Martino for training on Rev photo & video equipment.

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