Technology Accelerator Fund


Technology Accelerator Fund Most Valuable Pitch

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY

September 17, 2019


New this year to the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) is the Most Valuable Pitch (“MVP”) Competition. The competition is an opportunity for SUNY startups to compete for a TAF investment of up to $50,000 to support fulfillment of development and commercialization of new products and services that transform lives.

The 2019 TAF MVP Competition will be held during the SBIR Road Tour on September 17 at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Albany campus where TAF MVP finalists will deliver a five-minute pitch and compete for one award of up to $50,000.


Who is eligible:

  • Startups that are licensees (or soon to be licensees) of SUNY technology.
  • Startups that are tenants or participants of one of SUNY’s business incubator or accelerator programs.

What do you win:

Up to $50,000 award

Where do you compete:

SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, NY

When does it happen:

  • Applications are due September 3, 2019
  • Finalist pitches are September 17, 2019

How do you win:

Follow the guidelines and complete a 2-page proposal and quad chart. 

Most Important:

All TAF MVP Proposal should be submitted to no later than September 3, 2019.



SUNY TAF MVP 2019 Participation Guidelines

TAF MVP Quad Chart

TAF Questions and Answers


About the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund

The SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (“TAF”) provides funding to support the advancement of SUNY innovations from the lab to the marketplace. Since its launch in 2011, TAF has successfully advanced the commercial readiness of fifty SUNY-developed innovations and has catalyzed the investment of $14.5 million from external partners. The goal of TAF is to facilitate the translation of technology into marketable products and/or services by enhancing strategic academic-industry partnerships and building and supporting new entrepreneurial ventures.