World’s largest startup accelerator for optics, photonics, and imaging enabled applications

Applications Are Open.

Key Program Dates:


  • June  – Application opens
  • September 23  – Application closes
  • October – Applications reviewed and 20 semi-finalists selected
  • November  – Lightning Awards, where $1M will be invested in the 10 teams selected to join Cohort 3.


  • January –10 teams begin accelerator program at Luminate incubation space
  • June – Awarding of $2 million in follow-on funding with possible additional investments from corporate and venture partners


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