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.
The 43North competition had more than 11,000 registrants from 117 countries and all 50 states. These 11 teams came out on top, and were awarded four $250,000 prizes, six $500,000 prizes, and one $1 million grand prize.
43North is the world’s largest business idea competition, awarding $5 million in cash awards, including a top prize of $1 million, to the best startups and entrepreneurs from around the world. It operates through the support of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative and the New York Power Authority.
Each year, the 43North business competition awards $5 million in cash prizes and services to some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startups from around the globe. Awards include a one $1 million grand prize, six $500,000 prizes and four $250,000 prizes.