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Luminate Finals 2023

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

Luminate Finals 2023

Discover technologies forging the future at Luminate Finals 2023!

See the latest innovations in optics, photonics, and imaging that will change a variety of industries, and learn which startup teams take home follow-on funding. A grand prize of $1 million is on the line for Company of the Year! Vote for your favorite company to help them take home the Audience Choice Award and $10K in cash. Plus, hear an interesting discussion on what’s trending in early innovation.

Thank you to Optica for sponsoring Luminate Finals for a third year! Liz Rogan, CEO of Optica, will kick off the program.

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, startup showcase, 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


September 27, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Theater at Innovation Square
131 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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