The inaugural cohort of the Luminate NY accelerator will participate in a Demo Day event in the Big Tent of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

All 10 finalist companies will be pitching their optics, photonics, and imaging startups, and one team will be awarded $1 million in follow-on funding from the Empire State Development’s Finger Lakes Forward initiative. An additional $1 million is also available to be awarded to other finalist companies.

The event is slated for June 28. The finalists include startups in the fields of optics, photonics and imaging. These businesses pitched their ideas to an advisory panel of industry experts at the Luminate NY Lighting Awards. Here’s a list of the companies:

Arovia Inc. – Houston, TX

Lumotune – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Molecular Glasses Inc. – Rochester, NY

LighTopTech Corp. – Rochester, NY

Intelon Optics Inc. – Boston, MA

Bounce Imaging – Boston, MA

Double Helix LLC – Philadelphia, PA

Think Biosolution – Dublin, Ireland

Positive Science – Rochester, NY

Tarsier Optics Inc. – Baltimore, MD