"All drones today are based around the principle that drones fly the camera. We built Vermeer so the camera actually flies the drone."
A Q/A with Brian Streem, CEO and Co-Founder of Vermeer.
"Time is the most valuable aspect in construction. And as long as we can shorten that time and make sure that the structure is built according to the blueprints, that's the added value and that's the problem we're solving."
A Q/A with Tom Yeshrum, CEO and Co-Founder of CivDrone.
"You have all these very nice drones that can do many things, but in reality they don’t have significant endurance in terms of their flight times. We think that we have solved that equation."
A quick Q/A with Miguel Dupret, Business Development and Project Manager at Sentient Blue.
The GENIUS NY teams visited four local tech startups last week to see firsthand what it's like to build a company from the ground up in Central New York. On the tour the teams stopped by Plowz and Mowz, Spincar, The Digital Hyve and TCG Player. Similar to GENIUS NY teams, these local companies each started with just a few employees in small office spaces. Today, the four companies have hired hundreds of talented employees locally which serves as a great example for GENIUS NY founders who have come here from parts of New York as well as Europe.
"After inspecting 700 buildings over the past two years, we have found that 80% show evidence of leaking and most of our customers were unaware of the extent of their roofing issues."
A quick Q/A with Patrick Walsh, CEO and Willard Schulmeister, COO from EagleHawk
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Team Size: 5 full-time
Focus: Software and services for roof inspection
Skyop has recently hired Jon Thies as its Chief Executive Officer. The company was awarded $250K in 2017 from the GENIUS NY program. Its office will soon be headquartered at The Tech Garden in Syracuse.
All six GENIUS NY Round 2 companies have committed to staying in Syracuse to continue expanding their businesses and contributing to the unmanned systems ecosystem in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley.
Read below to learn their plans for 2019.
Last week CenterState CEO's Tech Garden welcomed more than fifteen ninth graders from PSLA (Public Service Leadership Academy) at Fowler. The students are in the P-TECH program (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) focusing on computer information systems and remotely piloted aircraft systems.
GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, today announced the five finalists companies selected for its third round. These startup drone companies will participate in the year-long program and will compete for a total of $3 million in direct investment, with one grand prize of up to $1 million and four $500,000 awards.
Dropcopter recently received its Part 137 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aircraft for spray operations in the United States. The company has new evidence to that its unique pollination capabilities can result in better crop yields and anticipates that its new exemption will result in additional research and ultimately new business as orchards look to tap into the company’s technology.