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September 2020

2020 Luminate NY Finals

September 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Save The Date The 2020 Luminate NY Finals will be held virtually in conjunction with OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference on Monday Sept. 14 from 10:30 AM to Noon. Watch 10 companies from around the world as they showcase the latest innovations and compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funding. And, hear what types of investments are being made today and how they will help shape what’s to come for those working in OPI during…

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September 2021

Luminate Finals 2021

September 30, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Luminate Finals 2021

Optica (formerly OSA) presents Luminate Finals 2021. Watch as 10 startups from around the world introduce emerging optics-, photonics-, and imaging-enabled technologies destined to bring new capabilities to a wide range of industries. See them make the pitch for up to $2 million in follow-on funding from the Empire State Development's Finger Lakes Forward initiative. Hear a lively panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship with distinguished women in science and investment. Vote for your favorite startup to help them bring home the Audience…

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November 2021

[INFO SESSION] Accelerate Your Startup at Luminate

November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Accelerate Your Startup at Luminate

Luminate has everything you need to launch and scale your business. Seed funding. World-class advisors. Structured curriculum and industry connections. Luminate offers comprehensive support to move your optics, photonics, or imaging-enabled technology into market faster. If you’re a startup from early-stage to Series A funding with an OPI-enabled application, Luminate can help strengthen your business case and speed your technology commercialization. Applications are open for Luminate’s fifth cohort. Now is a great time to learn how: Luminate has helped 40+…

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December 2021

[INFO SESSION] How Luminate Advanced My Startup: A Panel with Accelerator Graduates

December 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
How Luminate Advanced My Startup

Luminate is looking for its next cohort. Why should your startup apply? Applications are now open for cohort 5 of the Luminate accelerator. Startups that are accepted will receive an initial investment of up to $100,000 and begin a six-month program that culminates in a chance to compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funding. This webinar will provide a close look at Luminate and the advantages of participating — from funding to experienced industry mentoring, structured curriculum, and…

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January 2022

[INFO SESSION] Applying to Luminate: Tips from the Director of Operations

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Applying to Luminate

Thinking about applying to Luminate? Luminate is looking for its fifth cohort of startups developing optics-, photonics-, or imaging-enabled technology. Not sure if you’re a fit? Questions about the process? Register for this webinar with Luminate Director of Operations, Andy Simon, who will: Give a brief overview of the accelerator program and why to apply. Walk through the application process in the F6s platform. Address FAQs and answer your questions live. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

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