And The Winners Are…
April 16, 2018
by Lisa Tinnesz
TruWeather Solutions won the 3rd place, $400,000 prize, along with the Fan Favorite Award, in the GENIUS NY business competition on Monday, April 9th. GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business competition for Unmanned Systems, as well as a business accelerator, run by CenterState CEO and The Tech Garden located in Syracuse, NY. TruWeather was one of six finalists competing for the 1 million dollar grand prize.
TruWeather is building a service that collects UAS impacting microweather and translates that data into actionable countermeasures for drone operators, allowing businesses to operate safer, reduce liability and protect their capital investments. More importantly, this will drive down microweather uncertainty and increase flight time by 40% when weather is a factor.
By 2022, TruWeather intends to create 35 jobs in the CNY region. Over half of these will be high paying STEM jobs with a 40% higher than average wage when compared to the median income.
Don Berchoff, co-founder and CEO, states “ TruWeather thanks everyone at Empire State Development Corporation, CenterState CEO and The Tech Garden for this amazing opportunity. We are excited to become a member of the Central New York Community. We have and will continue to attract other weather innovators to Syracuse as we build our business, generate high paying STEM jobs in Syracuse and spark a UAS weather industry in New York with our university partners.”
TruWeather Solutions is a Certified NY State SDVOB.