Pitch Finals

Monday, October 28, 2024  |  Syracuse, NY

Get ready for an exciting evening
at Innovation Night in the heart of downtown Syracuse on October 28!

Join us live as five new startups pitch
for a shot at $1 Million Dollars!

Experience the latest advancements in the drone industry, groundbreaking innovations, and dynamic entrepreneurship that are transforming Central New York. This is more than just an event—it’s a celebration of our thriving tech ecosystem and a valuable opportunity for collaboration among entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders.

GENIUS NY Pitch Finals
Watch the GENIUS NY competition as the five finalist teams unveil their revolutionary technologies and innovative solutions live on stage. With $3 million in prizes on the line, including a $1 million grand prize and four $500,000 awards, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Hear each team share their journey, the problems they’re tackling, their scaling strategies, and why they’ve chosen Central New York as their launchpad.

Explore Innovation Alley
Network with the brightest emerging startups in the region, featuring teams from the Syracuse Surge Accelerator and The Tech Garden. The Syracuse Surge Accelerator, launched in 2023, champions BIPOC entrepreneurs in tech-related and tech-adjacent fields, providing invaluable resources and support. Meet these trailblazers and discover their groundbreaking ideas that are driving inclusive growth in our innovation ecosystem.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this evening of innovation, inspiration, and networking. Join us and be a catalyst for the next wave of technological breakthroughs in Central New York!