IEEE @ the 2019 Luminate NY Lightning Awards


Don't miss the Luminate accelerator's 2019 Lighting Round Pitches, Awards, and Networking!

Meet the 22 optics, photonics, and imaging startups from around the world vying for a spot in the Luminate Accelerator at NextCorps, and get a first-hand look at their novel technologies to identify any potential partnerships (plus, have some food and fun at The Strong National Museum of Play!).


Each of the 10 startups selected will receive a $100K investment, and a chance to compete for up to $2M at Demo Day in June 2020!



Registration is Free for IEEE Members!

  Date and Time




  • 1 Manhattan Square Dr
  • Rochester, New York
  • United States 14607
  • Building: The Strong National Museum of Play
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  • Co-sponsored by NextCorps Luminate Accelerator


4:00: Doors Open

4:30-6:30: Startup Pitches & Awards

6:30-8:30: Cocktail Reception

Please arrive early and get seated by 4:30pm.

The cocktail reception following the pitches and awards will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and an opportunity to tour The Strong National Museum of Play.