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Deadline: January 8, 2021 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: To qualify for Luminate’s highly competitive, cohort-based program your company must be incorporated; You must have proven your optics, photonics, or imaging enabled technology at least at the lab scale; You must have a team of at least two members working on the business full-time; You must have C-level team members able to locate in Rochester or participate virtually for 6 months
Location: Online and New York, the United States

Luminate NY 2021

Luminate is the world’s largest business accelerator for optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) startups.

The accelerator is bringing entrepreneurs from around the world together with OPI pioneers and qualified investors to speed innovation and time to market.

Luminate is looking for companies that are using optics, photonics, or imaging enabled technologies to solve challenges in Augmented and Virtual Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, Healthcare, Machine Vision, and much more

Luminate is helping early-stage startups gain clear competitive advantages

Unlike other accelerator programs, Luminate provides its cohorts with multiple opportunities to meet investors — from local fast-pitch events with angel investors, VCs, and leading OPI brands, to regional competitions and Demo Day events.

These experiences help startups perfect their pitch to secure funding. Don’t forget: The startups also compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funding at graduation.

  • Immediate funding
    $100,000 at program acceptance and the ability to compete for $2 million in follow-on funding
  • Introduction to investors
  • Access to the global OPI network of experts, suppliers, and manufacturers
  • Mentorship that’s matched to business needs
  • Workshops with an OPI focus to help scale your business
  • Lab facilities and space to collaborate in Rochester, NY, the optics and imaging capital of the world

Interested in applying for the Luminate NY 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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