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.
- $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.
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.