We’re Looking for Our Next Cohort

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.


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 in the hybrid-remote* program for 6 months

*Cohort members are expected to participate in-person one week per month for meetings in Rochester, NY or if pitching investors (prior cohorts have pitched in NYC, Boston, San Francisco, etc.) We understand COVID may impact travel, and we will remain adaptive.

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Join us for an upcoming info session. Learn more and register.

Or download the Luminate accelerator fact sheet [PDF].


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