Fueling Innovation, Fostering Growth

The World’s Largest UAS Accelerator

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GENIUS NY is a startup accelerator sponsored by Empire State Development that invests $3M annually into seed-stage startups focused on uncrewed aerial systems, automation and advanced air mobility. 

Our Portfolio

Beyond the grand prize investments, participants benefit from access to some of the region’s premier startup programming

What We Offer

Business Development

Dig into your customer discovery, get expert legal advice, build on your marketing strategy and much more.

Industry Networking

Meet and work with our entire portfolio of companies, plus connect with additional industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

Investor Relations

Gain insights into effective strategies for preparation and collaboration with investors to elevate your startup.

Events & Programming

Gain access to events and conferences to learn business strategies and make professional connections.

Latest News

  • GENIUS NY WRAP: Valuable Connections

    6.28.24:

    The five companies that make up GENIUS NY’s Cohort 7 are wrapping up their year in the accelerator. Since 2017, GENIUS NY companies have raised more than $100 million in follow-on funding and have created [...]

  • GENIUS NY Wrap: Transformation

    6.18.24:

    The five companies that make up GENIUS NY’s Cohort 7 are wrapping up their year in the accelerator. Since 2017, GENIUS NY companies have raised more than $100 million in follow-on funding and have [...]

  • GENIUS NY Selects Semi-finalists for 8th Round 

    6.11.24:

    CenterState CEO announces 14 companies have been named semi-finalists for the GENIUS NY program’s 8th cohort. GENIUS NY is the world’s largest accelerator focused on uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies.   [...]