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October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ready for what’s next in tech? Be there for Luminate Finals 2022.
The startups of the Luminate accelerator’s fifth cohort are tackling global challenges in quantum, aerospace, security, and a range of other industries. Get a glimpse at innovations accelerating the future at Luminate’s annual pitch competition.

Hear from Michal Lipson, renowned physicist and MacArthur Fellow for her contributions to silicon photonics.
Watch startups make the pitch for up to $2 million in follow-on funding from the Empire State Development’s Finger Lakes Forward initiative.
Vote live for your favorite team to help them bring home the Audience Choice Award and $10,000.
Luminate Finals 2022 is a hybrid event open to the general public.
Click through to tickets to select in-person or virtual attendance. This year’s event is sponsored by and held in conjunction with Optica’s Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FiO LS). Box lunches will be provided to in-person attendees.


October 19
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 E. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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