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GENIUS NY, a year-long a business accelerator, hosted its capstone 315 Finals event on March 15, awarding six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. The high-energy event featured teams pitching their business plans to a panel of judges and live audience, as well as remarks from Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky.
“The GENIUS NY competition proves that Central New York is rising, creating well-paying jobs and generating economic opportunity across the region,” said Zemsky.
Following the pitches all six teams were each awarded one of three grand prizes or one of three smaller investments.