Luminate Accelerator: A highly competitive, cohort-based program

Luminate Accelerator: A highly competitive, cohort-based program

Advance your startup at the only accelerator for optics, photonics, and imaging technology. Apply to Luminate by January 10 for up to $100K initial investment and a chance to compete for up to $1M in follow-on funding.

Optics Specific Expertise: Attend structured workshops on design for manufacturing, managing complex supply chains, product pricing, and more.

Experienced Industry Mentoring: Work with the world’s top optics, photonics, and imaging CEOs and industry veterans to advance your business.

R&D Optics Lab: Access an on-site, full-featured laboratory that includes: vibration-isolation tables, an interferometer, and other industry-standard equipment supported by an optics technician.

Available Funding

  • $3,000,000 Per Year Receive an initial investment up to $100,000 to attend 6-month program (10 startups selected per year);
  • Up to $2 million in follow-on funding invested at Finals.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for Luminate’s highly competitive, cohort-based program:

  • Your company must be incorporated;
  • You must have proven your optics, photonics, or imaging enabled technology at least at the lab scale;
  • You must have a team of at least two members working on the business full-time;
  • You must have C-level team members able to locate in Rochester or participate virtually for 6 months.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2022

To apply visit here

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