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With their initial funding from the Genius NY business accelerator, Ascent AeroSystems hires Derrick Miller as a full time employee. Derrick joined the team in April and brings with him 17 years of drone piloting experience.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that applications are now being accepted for the second round of GENIUS NY – one of the world’s largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors. The year-long business accelerator is seeking applications from entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses focused on unmanned systems, hardware, software and analytics. The program will invest nearly $3 million in six finalist companies, including three grand prizes valued at up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000.
Genius NY is excited to be a part of this years AUVSI EXPONETIAL. The four day event is the largest unmanned systems and robotics trade show in the world. Attending the expo with Genius NY will be 4 of this years finalists including Automodality, EZ3D, OmniMesh and Skyop. The teams will be on hand to showcase their diverse range of unmanned systems technology and growth throughout the first 4 months of the Genius NY business competition.
Ascent’s founders, twin brothers Jon and Nate Meringer have scaled beyond assembling their cylindrical style drones in the lab at the Tech Garden to a local manufacturing facility in Central New York.
Matt Snyder, head of marketing for OmniMesh, prepares 3D-printed drone parts for a test flight. OmniMesh builds Wi-Fi networks for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone flight. The company’s test platforms and network nodes are being deployed in the Griffiss UAS corridor.