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Unmanned systems technology is changing the way humans and technology interact. If you run a startup in this sector—aerial, ground, marine, data-to-decision, cross-connected platforms, and Internet of Things (IoT)—the GENIUS NY program may be the best accelerator-incubator program for your team.
GENIUS NY 2.0 is accepting applications until October 1, 2017. Applicants who do not have complete applications by the deadline will not be considered. Check out the application here (and get a move on).
GENIUS NY Basics: What is it?
GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business competition for unmanned systems, offering each team a minimum of $250K in prize money, with a top prize of $1 million. Administered by the Tech Garden and CenterState CEO in Syracuse, NY, GENIUS NY is funded with $5 million from Empire State Development and contributing sponsors.
GENIUS NY Details: Is it a good fit for my team?
You know better than anyone: there are many accelerators and incubators to choose from.
And sure, a $1 million top prize sounds good for any startup, but how can you tell if GENIUS NY is actually a good fit for your team? If you want to make an informed decision, here are five things you should know about the GENIUS NY program:
GENIUS NY Selection Criteria: How will my startup be assessed?
Your application will be assessed against five primary selection criteria:
We get it: choosing the right accelerator or incubator is a huge decision. It can make or break your startup. As an industry-focused, 12-month, in-residence, accelerator and incubator program, GENIUS NY has a lot to offer. The program exists to help unmanned systems startups accelerate their growth.
If you are eligible for GENIUS NY, you are strongly encouraged to apply. You will not only benefit from the programming, but also the intangible assets: mentoring, peer-to-peer networking, geographic location, and valuable prize money.
The deadline to apply is quickly approaching. GENIUS NY 2.0 is accepting applications until October 1, 2017. Apply here.