Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works is a business incubator in downtown Ithaca, NY, established by Cornell in collaboration with Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College.

UNY NSF I-Corps Node

NSF I-Corps gives researchers the opportunity to combine their strong technical and scientific knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering new technologies that can be developed for market.

Grow-NY Food & Agriculture Business Competition

Grow-NY is a business competition focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in the Grow-NY region. The competition attracts innovative, high-growth food and agriculture startups from across the globe and engages them in the region’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem.

W.E. Cornell

The W.E. Cornell program helps STEM women commercialize their innovations and overcome the challenges of leading a growing technology-based business. Combining a proven entrepreneurship curriculum with a focus on leadership development and empowerment, participants will finish the program prepared to take the next steps in their entrepreneurship journey.

Southern Tier Startup Alliance

Through the support of Cornell University, Binghamton University, Corning Enterprises, LaunchNY, and NYSTAR, the Southern Tier Startup Alliance (STSA) works to unite the contributions of incubators and entrepreneurial resources throughout the region, helping to enhance the scope of existing services and produce additional support as needed across the Southern Tier.

76West Clean Energy Competition

The 76West Clean Energy Competition is an opportunity for businesses looking to make an impact in the clean energy sector. Sponsored by NYSERDA with over $20 million in prize money and support services, this competition awards winners significant prize money, assistance from national leaders in the clean energy industry, and access to mentors, incubator space, training, and investors.


CREA coordinates Cornell University’s response to START-UP NY, which is a New York State initiative offering tax benefits to businesses that collaborate with universities and create new jobs. Companies working with Cornell partner with researchers who focus on innovation and commercialization processes.

Rev’s Hardware Accelerator

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works offers a deep dive into hardware through an 11-week summer Hardware Accelerator 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. 

Hardware Scaleup

Hardware Scaleup helps entrepreneurs develop a comprehensive roadmap for scaling their clean energy prototype product into a design that’s easy to manufacture and mass produce in New York State. It also provides the support and resources to speed time to market, and reduce risks, waste and costs along the way.

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