ABOUT LUMINATE

Luminate is the world’s largest business accelerator for optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) startups.

We’re bringing entrepreneurs from around the world together with OPI pioneers and qualified investors to speed innovation and time to market. We’re also helping early-stage startups gain clear competitive advantages.
IMMEDIATE FUNDING

IMMEDIATE FUNDING

with up to $100,000 at program acceptance and the ability to compete for up to $2 million in follow-on funding
ACCESS

ACCESS

to the global OPI network of experts, suppliers, and manufacturers
WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

with an OPI focus to help scale your business
INTRODUCTIONS TO INVESTORS

INTRODUCTIONS TO INVESTORS

MENTORSHIP

that’s matched to business needs
LAB FACILITIES

LAB FACILITIES

and collaboration space in Rochester, NY—the optics and imaging capital of the world

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be accepted from September 9, 2020 until January 7, 2021.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

We are looking for startups that:

Have already proven their technologies
at least at lab scale

Are incorporated and have a staff of at least
two full-time members

Have C-level team members able to
actively participate (virtually and/or physically
in Rochester, N.Y.) throughout the 6-month
program

TESTIMONIALS

“With Luminate’s support, VPG Medical closed its seed round and started its series A round in less than 6 months, enabling the company to grow significantly.”

Jean-Philippe Couderc, Founder & CEO, VPG Medical (cohort 2)

“Since joining Luminate, we have raised over $5M in new funding. The program has been instrumental in our growth.”

Dimitri Chernyak, CEO, Intelon Optics (cohort 1)

“Luminate allowed me to do something more for my business that I couldn’t do myself.”

Jason Babcock, Founder & CEO, Positive Science (cohort 1)