Pitch Finals

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Marriott Syracuse Downtown

And the winner is…BLUEFLITE! $1M Pitch Finals 2023 Grand Prize

$500,000 Winners





The most exciting night of the year for GENIUS NY and the Central New York UAS and Tech community

Come watch as five startups pitch their companies for a shot at $1 Million Dollars!

GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator for uncrewed systems and housed at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden. The accelerator invests $3M in five startups; including a grand prize of $1 million and four $500,000 awards.

Companies will get 5 minutes to tell their story – who they are, what problem they’re solving, how they plan to scale, and why they want to do it in Central New York! Following the pitch there will be a Q/A from our judges.

Innovation Night will bring the Central New York community together to highlight the advancements in our region in uncrewed systems, innovation and entrepreneurship. Set in the heart of downtown Syracuse, Innovation Night serves as a platform to elevate the region’s tech ecosystem and foster a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders.

Get a chance to network with GENIUS NY companies and other emerging startups in Central New York, from the Syracuse Surge Accelerator and The Tech Garden, in Innovation Alley!

Must be registered to attend. Space is limited.

Meet the 2023 Teams

Meet our 2023 Judges

Thank You 2023 Sponsors

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor for Innovation Night, please contact Beth Savicki at bsavicki@centerstateceo.com