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Finger Lakes Features: RealEats America and The Perfect Granola

Recently Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that RealEats America is the $1 million winner of the first year of the ground-breaking New York food and agriculture challenge known as Grow-NY. Based out of Geneva, New York, RealEats was chosen following a two-day summit in Rochester during which the 17 selected finalists pitched their businesses to a live audience and panel of experienced judges for their share the prize money. The Grow-NY competition is focused on growing an enduring food and agriculture innovation cluster in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier regions of New York State. The competition, which will run for three rounds, offers a total of $3 million in funding to innovative, high-growth startups from across the globe focused on the food and agriculture industry. Funding for the Grow-NY competition is being provided through the Upstate Revitalization Initiatives connected with the three regions— CNY Rising, Finger Lakes Forward, and Southern Tier Soaring. Cornell University is administering the competition through its Center for Regional Economic Advancement. Grow-NY winners must commit to operating in the Central New York, Finger Lakes, or Southern Tier regions for at least one year.
Another Finger Lakes winner was “The Perfect Granola”, of Victor receiving $250,000.

Congratulations to both of the Finger Lakes winners!!

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