Program & Initiative
GENIUS NY is the world's largest business accelerator competition for uncrewed systems, IoT and robotics startups. The accelerator is funded by Empire State Development and housed at CenterState CEO's Tech Garden incubator in downtown Syracuse, New York.
Five winners are selected for the GENIUS NY accelerator each year. One grand prize winner receives $1 million investment, four other teams each receive a $500,000 investment. Winners also receive support in the form of a monthly stipend in Phase I, free office space and amenities, workshops and events, and business training. They also have access to a dedicated group of executive advisers, industry mentors, and experts in recruiting, marketing, and fundraising.
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Innovation Hot Spot
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