GENIUS NY is an in-residence business competition accelerator at The Tech Garden in Central New York that goes beyond substantial direct investment. In addition to three grand prizes of up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000, the program also offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe.
Through it's newly launched competition, the National Association of Broadcasters aims to identify fresh ideas, strategies and solutions that will help shape the future of broadcasting. Participants must creatively answer the challenge question, "How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?"
For the second year, the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges have challenged students enrolled in community colleges to propose innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based solutions to perplexing, real-world problems. An incentive: Teams submitting top ideas receive professional coaching and cash prizes.