Jon Parry- Director of GENIUS NY
Jon is the director of GENIUS NY, the world’s largest accelerator competition for unmanned systems. The in-residence accelerator program is hosted at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY. Six teams will compete for $2.75 million in funding and work to grow their technology-based startups in the Central New York region.
Jon graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Business and Technology Management and currently lives in Skaneateles, NY. He has worked with a diverse portfolio of renewable energy and sustainable technologies. Beginning his career with a biomass gasification startup, he has implemented distributed energy systems in Europe and North America working as a project manager in Spremberg, Germany and Newry, Northern Ireland. Jonathan then joined an innovative sustainable materials company, Ecovative Design, in 2013 as business development manager to commercialize Ecovative’s mycelium based technology platform in various product markets including packaging, building materials, and insulation. Jonathan also worked on developing sales and manufacturing partnerships globally in each of these markets.