Rev Hardware Accelerator Alumna Wins Student Business of the Year

Rev Hardware Accelerator Alumna Wins Student Business of the Year

Caitlin Parrucci presenting Equine Design at the eLab Demo Day. PC: Brad Treat

Caitlin Parrucci presenting Equine Design at the eLab Demo Day. PC: Brad Treat

Rev Hardware Accelerator alumna, Caitlin Parrucci, won the Cornell University 2016 Student Business of the Year Award for her startup, Equine Design. Parrucci began developing her first Equine Design product at the Rev Hardware Accelerator program last summer. The product, which monitors horses’ water intake, will help horse owners, barn managers, trainers,  and barn staff identify problem areas in a horse’s health. By doing so, they can take action early enough to prevent common equine health issues, some of which can be fatal. Parrucci and her team have continued building prototypes for this product, combining her passion for horses with her mechanical engineering knowledge.

Parrucci began developing her first Equine Design product at the Rev Hardware Accelerator program last summer.

Equine Design was one of sixteen student-run companies nominated for the award. The judges included entrepreneur Tony Eisenhut, Robert Frisch (co-founder of Rev member company, Firelight Camps), Professor Mike Roach, and Cayuga Venture Fund Partner, Jennifer Tegan.

You can read more about Caitlin Parrucci’s product evolution at last summer’s Hardware Accelerator here. She also recently participated in the eLab Demo Day event at the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration.

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We’re trying to build a hardware entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Southern Tier. The Rev Hardware Accelerator summer program provides teams with mentorship, access to a state-of-the-art prototyping lab, and $2,000 in funding. Teams arrive with an idea and are guided through structured workshops and working periods to produce a working prototype by the end of the summer.

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Kristi Krulcik is a Marketing & Communications Associate for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance. To stay up-to-date on new resources from Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, join our email newsletter.

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