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A weather startup is creating jobs in Central and Upstate New York, and partnering with University at Albany to get better forecasts for drone operators. TruWeather Solutions LLC, uses technology to cut costs for weather-sensitive businesses, such as drone, trucking and other logistics companies, as well as government agencies.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that applications are now open for the third round of GENIUS NY-- the world's largest business competition focused on unmanned systems. Building on regional industry strengths and emerging opportunities, the business competition targets companies in the unmanned aerial, ground, and marine systems and cross-connected platforms sectors. The six finalists of the year-long residency will receive more than $5 million in investment in the unmanned systems sector. The application period will run until October 1, 2018.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the winner of the $1 million grand prize from Round II of the GENIUS NY accelerator is Fotokite, a team from Switzerland. The initiative is one of the world's largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems.
GENIUS NY Finals Night takes place this Monday, April 9 from 4 to 9PM at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse. It will be an exciting night as our six finalists step on stage for the first time to pitch their drone companies. In the end, each team will be awarded a large cash prize totaling nearly $3 Million. There's still time to register to see it all live.
Q&A with Utpal Roy and Yunpeng Li, Founders of Unmanned Systems and Product Lifecycle Management Inc. (UsPLM)
“Over 2.5 million commercial UAS will be in use by the year 2022. We can provide the integrated fleet management solution to support this market growth.”
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Team Size: 2 + 1 intern
Coach UAV announced the program was selected as one of three in the funders’ category
Syracuse – GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced it’s been named a top company to watch in the drone industry for 2018. The list was created by UAV Coach, a drone industry leader in providing news, resources and training materials to drone enthusiasts across the world. This year, UAV Coach selected 100 companies in 10 different categories. GENIUS NY was just one of three selected in the funders category.
GENIUS NY 2.0 Finals Night is officially one month away and we could not be more excited. The event takes place on Monday, April 9 from 4 to 9PM at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse. Here are some reasons why you should attend and what to expect...
Q/A With DropCopter
“In early 2015, we completed our patent pending prototype, and conducted the first ever UAS pollination of orchards crops, boosting crop set by 10%.”
Hometown: Corning, California
Team Size: 6 team members
Focus: Software/Hardware - Aerial Pollination for Agriculture
Q/A with TruWeather
“$534 billion a year is the cost of routine weather variance on the US economy, 40% of that is avoidable through our proven weather risk reduction framework we're providing to our customers.”
Hometown: Reston, Virginia
Team Size: 6
Focus: UAV micro-scale weather information and analytics
Q/A with the CoFounders of Precision Vision
(from left; Greg Walker, Steve Suddarth and Deborah Suddarth)
“We developed an earth imaging satellite from concept to delivery in 4 months”
Hometown: Edgewood, New Mexico
Team Size: 6
Focus: Software and Hardware