GENIUS NY Finals Night to Award $3 Million to Five Teams

Finalists to Compete for the $1 Million Grand Prize Investment

 CenterState CEO and The Tech Garden will host GENIUS NY 3.0 Finals Night. During the sold-out event the GENIUS NY five finalists will pitch their technologies to a panel of judges and live audience. One grand prize investment of $1 million will be awarded. The four runner-up teams will each receive a $500,000 investment.

The audience will select a Fan Favorite and have the chance to win two tickets from Delta Airlines.

The program, supported by Empire State Development Corporation, will invest nearly $3 million in the companies making it the largest business accelerator competition for the UAS industry in the world.

The five teams, from around the world, are all located in Syracuse and will continue to grow their businesses over the course of the competition.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown (Grand Ballroom)
100 E Onondaga St. Syracuse, NY 13202
Tuesday, April 9, 2018

  • 5:30 – 8:00pm: Team Pitches
  • 8:15 – 9:00 pm: Award Ceremony


GENIUS NY is an in-residence business accelerator program at The Tech Garden in Central New York that goes beyond substantial direct investment. In addition to three grand prizes of up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000, the program also offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe.

CenterState CEO

CenterState CEO is an independent and forward thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its

members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving.