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GENIUS NY Pitch Finals

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join Genius NY as they award $3 million to the five startups in the 2020 GENIUS NY accelerator cohort; the grand prize is $1 million while the four remaining startups receive $500K.

Each team will get 5 minutes to tell their story – who they are, what problem they’re solving, how they plan to scale, and why they want to do it in Central New York! Following the pitch there will be a Q/A from our judges.

Throughout the premiere there will be chances for the audience to get involved and win prizes!

Meet the Teams Pitching for $1 Million

BotsAndUs (United Kingdom): Automates customer service and operations tasks across the retail, hospitality and travel sectors with a fleet of fully autonomous robots that work with employees to serve more customers as well as capture real time data. ​

DroneSeed (Seattle, WA): Exists to make reforestation scalable and make a dent in carbon emissions. ​

Eget Liber (Syracuse, NY): Uses an autonomous, semi-submersible remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), to mitigate the life-cycle of cyanobacterium, also known as blue-green algae, in freshwater lakes.

Geopipe (Manhattan, NY) Generates rich 3D maps and models of the real world to architects, game developers, and simulation creators, saving them spending months of work and thousands of dollars hand-modeling the real world.

Skyy Network (Australia): Uses an open source data exchange network built on blockchain that allows UAS service suppliers and air navigation service providers to share and verify safety critical airspace data to allow drones to operate beyond visual line of sight.

What is GENIUS NY?

GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator competition focused on unmanned systems, IoT and big data startups. The program is funded by Empire State Development and administered at CenterState CEO‘s Tech Garden technology incubator in downtown Syracuse, NY. To learn more visit, www.geniusny.com

Please register for a chance to WIN a DJI Tello Quadcopter mini drone!


September 17
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Tech Garden