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Luminate Finals 23 | NextCorps

September 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

From the BootSector Venture Herd Calendar – See more startup events at https://joinbootsector.com/startup-community-events-calendar/

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luminate-finals-2023-tickets-682322273287?aff=nextcorps
Cost: Free

Discover technologies that are forging the future. Witness #InnovationIgnited at Luminate Finals 2023!

Startups in cohort 6 of the Luminate accelerator are trailblazers in augmented reality, eyecare, waterway monitoring, and other fields. They’re tackling challenges in IVF procedures, 3D mapping, chip manufacturing, and beyond.

Watch these startups and their technologies light up the stage at Luminate’s annual showcase and awards ceremony. Join us in the heart of Downtown Rochester at Innovation Square to:

  • See which startups are awarded $2 million in follow-on funding, with a grand prize of $1 million for Company of the Year!
  • Vote live for your favorite team to help them bring home this year’s Audience Choice Award and $10,000.
  • Network among entrepreneurs, startup supporters, and members of Rochester’s vibrant innovation ecosystem.
  • Get lunch to go.

Luminate Finals 2023 is a free, hybrid event open to the general public. The virtual program kicks off at 11:30 AM.

Click through to tickets to select in-person or virtual attendance.


(In-person) 11:00-11:30 AM: Check-in, grab a snack & a seat

11:30-11:40 AM: Welcome and introductions

11:40 AM – 12:35 PM: Startup pitches

12:35-12:50 PM: Audience Choice Award voting, award announcements

12:50-1:00 PM: Program concludes, take a bagged lunch to go


I can’t make it in person. Can I still vote to help my favorite startup take home $10,000?

Yes! Audience Choice voting takes place live and is open to all registrants, whether you are able to join us in-person or virtually. Finals attendees will be prompted to use a web-based voting platform during a brief window of time. Votes are tallied live, and the winner is revealed at the end of the event, along with the $2 million in follow-on funding. Votes cannot be cast before or after the show.


September 27, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT