Finalists Named for Demo Day
Six teams are preparing to pitch their startups live at Demo Day to win $300,000 in prize seed funding, provided by IDEA NY Mohawk Valley!
ROME, NY – Griffiss Institute, together with the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, are pleased to announce the six startup finalists of the Fall 2019 AFRL Commercialization Academy cohort. This cohort’s teams are all from New York State, including two teams from the Mohawk Valley region.
These tech teams are being incubated while building their startups around Department of Defense Intellectual Property (IP) from the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) in Rome, New York. [keep reading!]
The AFRL Commercialization Academy is a Griffiss Institute entrepreneurial education program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI). The Griffiss Institute has been running the academy since 2015. The Academy pairs high-caliber founders with high-potential AFRL technologies with the goals of developing entrepreneurial leaders and launching new technology ventures.
The Commercialization Academy program consists of a comprehensive curriculum and acceleration process focused on:
- Entrepreneurship education for founders
- Technology due diligence, ideation and market validation
- Technology licensure, business acceleration and go to market strategy
The 2019 Commercialization Academy program will begin with startups drawn from across the country, as well as New York State. Teams will complete the 16-week Commercialization Academy curriculum that will qualify them to compete for IDEA NY prize money on Demo Day.2019 AFRL Commercialization Academy Demo Day Powered by IDEA NY