ITHACA, N.Y. — A Demo Day in the Ithaca Commons Thursday night showcased the fruits of 12-weeks of labor from a hardware accelerator program that enabled people to essentially invent new products and improve upon existing ones.
The event happened around 4 p.m. at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works’ temporary location on the Ithaca Commons at 123 E. State St.
“Demo Day is a striking example of helping entrepreneurs take the necessary, but often uncertain step, from napkin to prototype,” said Ken Rother, director of the Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator and STSA entrepreneur in residence. “The accelerator provides on-site access to multiple support points from technical questions to understanding the daily realities of running a business.”
Nearly 30 people participated in nine teams to bring into reality inventions such as water monitoring to assist in horse health, automated brewery control systems, pallet tracking devices and kettlebell fitness trackers, among other concepts.
Rev — which The Ithaca Voice is a member of — is part of The Southern Tier Startup Alliance, an organization that provides support to people starting and growing companies in the region.
Photos by Mike Blaney unless otherwise noted.