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Three GENIUS NY teams recently hired full time employees to fill roles in New York State.
Since relocating their early stage startups to The Tech Garden in January, the six GENIUS NY finalists have been gaining traction on improving their technology and outreach. The teams are excited to hire new employees to help meet increasing demands and continue growth. Taking advantage of their initial funding, Ascent AeroSystems, Automodality, and SkyOp were quick to fill necessary roles.
Ascent AeroSystems hired Derrick Miller to assist with product development and quality assurance during the company's manufacturing process of Sprite Drones. Derrick is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Engineering Program with a focus in Aerospace engineering and brings 17 years of drone piloting experience.
Automodality welcomed Joe Risico to their management team as the new Chief Operating Officer. Joe was formally Head of Business Development for Ecovative and has a Juris Doctorate degree of law from Columbia Law School, and a degree in Accounting and Economics from New York University.
SkyOp, is looking to continue the reach of their custom drone pilot training programs with the addition of full time Sales Development Director, Sarah McHugh. Sarah has a background in media sales and marketing and will focus on expanding SkyOp’s Education segment.
Central New York is emerging as a global hub for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and related applications. The GENIUS NY business accelerator allows teams to take advantage of CNY's exceptional resources and connections related to unmanned systems, providing opportunity for success.
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Applications for GENIUS NY 2.0 are open. Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses focused on unmanned systems, hardware, software and analytics can apply to compete for three grand prizes valued at up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000.
Learn more about the GENIUS NY application process and see if you are eligible.