Are you a startup or existing business looking for capital to scale your unmanned aerial business? If so, you should apply for the GENIUS NY accelerator program! But, time is running out as the application deadline is October 1, 2018. The initiative has a total of $3 million to award including one grand prize winner will receive up to $1 million.

This is a great opportunity for women-owned UAS industry companies to scale and grow. Now is a great time to revisit your strategy and make the commitment to apply to GENIUS NY. Think about how much more you could accomplish over the next year, if you were awarded a share of the available prize money. Just visualize your business a year from now with prize money from GENIUS NY. And, one of the great benefits of the GENUIS NY process is access to mentors to guide you through your first year of being a part of their accelerator program.

With your vision of what’s possible for your business, the process to apply is the same as any other journey, taking the first step.  Outlined below are the first few steps to help you start what could be the key to changing the course of your business and perhaps your life.

Step one: Find the category of your business in one of the two tables below.

Unmanned Ground Systems


  • Search and rescue
  • Autonomous cars
  • Snow removal
  • Garbage collection​
  • Ambulatory
  • Warehousing
  • ​Road maintenance
  • And, others

Unmanned Aerial ​Systems


  • Precision agriculture
  • Critical infrastructure inspection​ and protection
  • News and journalism
  • Firefighting
  • Search and rescue
  • Construction and landscaping
  • Delivery and logistics
  • And, others

Unmanned Marine Systems


  • Port and harbor management
  • Science and exploration
  • Search and rescue
  • Environmental monitoring
  • ​Shipping
  • And, others

Data-to-Decision Systems


  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • ​Data security
  • And, others

Cross-Connected Platforms & IoT


  • Protocols
  • Safety
  • ​Integration
  • ​Logistics

Step two: The process requires you to complete the Registration Form

Step three: Apply!

Now for the IFs:

  • IF you’ve read this far you may still have questions about this opportunity. If so, take the time now to review the Frequently Asked Questions.
  • After reviewing the FAQs, if you still have questions, contact GENIUS NY. They will gladly address your questions and they are open to your perspective.
  • IF your woman owned business is awarded one of the six prizes we would like to feature you on WomenAndDrones.com
  • IF you’re not interested, we’d like to know why not. This will help us understand what women need to apply for this type of opportunities. You can reach us at Hello@WomenAndDrones.com to share your perspective.

Let us know, if you apply we would like to follow you through the process of taking this next big step for your business.

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