Luminate NY Accelerator

Deadline - September 15, 2017

Luminate NY is a new $5 million business accelerator program for optics, photonics, and imaging-enabled start-up companies.

The program is seeking visionary entrepreneurs solving challenging problems addressing applications in:

* Augmented and virtual reality

* Autonomous vehicles

* Machine vision

* Security and surveillance

* Bio-photonic devices and other areas.

Luminate NY is funded by New York state and based in Rochester, New York, an area with a rich history and established leadership in optics and photonics.

Each accepted company will receive a $100,000 convertible note and earn the right to compete for additional funding of up to $1 million.

Participants also receive lab and office space and connections to a highly accomplished national advisory board, as well as extensive mentoring and coaching. 

Location: United States

Criteria: Applicants must be incorporated, have a full-time team, should have proven their core technology and have a working prototype.