Good news for drone entrepreneurs! The application deadline for Genius NY has been extended to April 30, 2021, giving drone companies another chance to win the grand prize of $ 1 million.
Five finalists share the $ 3 million prize pool, with one company winning the grand prize. Almost more important than funding, however, are the opportunities Genius NY – one of the largest business accelerator programs in the world – offers new technology, mentoring, and networking businesses.
The GENIUS NY program, based in Syracuse, NY, invests in attracting technology companies to the Central NY area. The program “has helped more than a dozen companies scale their businesses and create the connections they need to secure partners, customers and follow-up funding,” the company said in a press release. “The companies selected as finalists will spend a year in a startup incubator in Syracuse, where they will have office space and amenities, as well as workshops, training, mentoring and networking opportunities. As of 2017, GENIUS NY has invested over $ 12 million in 22 early-stage companies around the world. “
For more details on the program, please see our first cohort announcement for 2021 here. Companies just starting out trying to expand or enter the U.S. market can all benefit from the growth opportunities offered by the accelerator and growing ecosystem in central NY. Don’t miss this additional application opportunity as the Genius NY deadline has been extended by an additional month.
GENIUS NY is looking for companies that focus on unmanned systems, IoT, big data and robotics. Please visit www.geniusny.com/apply for information on program requirements. The deadline for submitting the upcoming accelerator is April 30th. The program is funded by Empire State Development and administered at the CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden Incubator in Syracuse, New York. To apply, visit www.geniusny.com.
Miriam McNabb is editor-in-chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a marketplace for professional drone services, and a fascinating observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Author of over 3,000 articles focusing on the commercial drone space, Miriam is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam graduated from the University of Chicago and has over 20 years experience in high-tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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