Fueling Innovation, Fostering Growth

Portfolio Companies
Million Awarded
Million Venture Capital Raised

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.

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