The first 10 companies selected to take part in New York State’s first-ever Luminate New York accelerator competition were announced on Wednesday. 

The top ten finalists include optics, photonics and imaging start-ups, which were selected after pitching ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts at the Luminate NY Lighting Awards Wednesday afternoon.

The 10 selected finalists include:
In the fields of Photonic Devices, Lasers, Materials and Display:

  • Arovia, Inc. – Houston, TX
  • Lumotune – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Molecular Glasses, Inc. – Rochester, NY

In the fields of Spectroscopy and Medical Devices:

  • LighTopTech Corp. – Rochester, NY 
  • Intelon Optics, Inc. – Boston, MA 

In Augmented and Virtual Reality, Sensors, Instrumentation, Image Recognition: 

  • Bounce Imaging – Boston, MA
  • Double Helix LLC – Philadelphia, PA
  • Think Biosolution – Dublin, Ireland
  • Positive Science – Rochester, NY
  • Tarsier Optics, Inc. – Baltimore, MD

Each of the finalists will receive $100K, a spot in the High Tech Rochester accelerator, and a chance at a pool of $2 million in additional funding in June 2018.