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Online Applications for Next Commercialization Academy Cohort Now Being Accepted

Online Applications for Next Commercialization Academy Cohort Now Being Accepted

IDEA NY Accelerator Gives Startups the Opportunity to Win $200,000

Apply now to the next AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort

 

ROME, NY — The AFRL Commercialization Academy is looking for startups in cyber security, big data, information systems, and UAS to apply to the next cohort, that could lead to a $200,000 in prize seed funding, from IDEA NY.

Startup teams will enter a Commercialization Academy cohort, and then compete at a Demo Day for $300,000 in prize seed funding, with $200,000 going to the overall winner and $100,000 going to the runner-up.

After Demo Day, eligible teams will participate in the year-long IDEA NY accelerator program. Additional assistance will be provided to the teams through the Griffiss Institute, the Griffiss Institute Business Incubator, a Certified NYS Business Incubator, and Mohawk Valley EDGE. Participating teams will be required to reside in the Mohawk Valley region for a 12-month period after Demo Day. 

The Innovation & Development Entrepreneurial Accelerator, known as IDEA NY Mohawk Valley, is a business accelerator competition and twelve-month program that will incentivize promising entrepreneurs to create and grow viable commercial businesses in the Mohawk Valley region. This accelerator program is made possible by a $2 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

IDEA NY will focus on the cyber security, big data, information systems, and UAS industries, and builds on the successful Air Force Research Laboratory Commercialization Academy – a national leader for facilitating the transfer of military technologies into the commercial marketplace.

There is no application for the IDEA NY program. The participation requirement for IDEA NY is that you must be accepted into, and successfully complete, the AFRL Commercialization Academy in order to participate in IDEA NY. Applications for the next Commercialization Academy cohort are now being accepted, and are due by Friday, October 12.

 

Interested? Have Questions? Contact Us!

For more information on the AFRL Commercialization Academy, the IDEA NY Mohawk Valley accelerator program, or to answer any questions, please email commercialization@griffissinstitute.org.

 

Apply Online

To apply to the Commercialization Academy cohort, please visit www.griffissinstitute.org/IDEANYMV.

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