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Startup Resources

Startup Resources


In partnership with the Center for Regional Economic Advancement at Cornell University, Rev has hosted a number of virtual webinars addressing the hottest topics in entrepreneurship and startup development.  

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Freelancers & Business Services

We have partnered with many different freelancers and service providers over the years. Take advantage of our “short list” of partners with experience working with startups and small businesses in the Ithaca community. This is not an exhaustive list and we can’t guarantee your experience will be perfect, but we keep using them for a reason.

 Design and Web Development: 

Photo and Video: 

Grant Writing Assistance: 

  • InteliSpark – A hands-on business development consulting firm specializing in securing non-dilutive funding for start-ups through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other government research funding programs.

Writing, Editing, and Content Development: 

Legal Services: 

Business Insurance:

Partner Programs

We like to surround ourselves with good company—always working to support one another in Upstate New York’s unmatched entrepreneurship ecosystem. Explore some of Rev’s partner programs: 

  • Diversity in ClimateTech is on a mission to recruit, educate, inspire, and support capitalization in BIPOC and women founders developing startups with climate tech innovation.
  • 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 $1 million food and agriculture business competition focused on growing an enduring innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region.
  • The Dairy Innovation Program supports dairy entrepreneurs from ideation through to growth by teaching customer discovery, business planning and development, and prototyping.
  • NSF I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast Region gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset by using resources from the NSF including regional courses and national programs. 
  • SBIR/STTR Assistance Program is NYSTAR funded and helps eligible companies, based in New York state, hire a qualified SBIR/STTR consultant to help them develop a proposal.
  • Scale for ClimateTech is a NYSERDA funded program that provides immersive training on manufacturing and business planning, along with a team dedicated to making manufacturing easier — from mentors and experts in the field and product and packaging designers, to manufacturers, suppliers, and investors. Administered by NextCorps and SecondMuse.
  • 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.  

Small Business Resources

Rev’s incubator model is not designed for “main street” small businesses – ventures like restaurants, flower shops, and hair salons. However, we love these businesses and their founders! Check out this list of trusted resources to find support and resources to help you launch your small business: