Security Challenge is a unique startup program aimed at building cyber security companies even from scratch. The program is run by our accelerator and promoted by Cisco Systems and the venture capital firm LVenture Group.
In 2015, the global cybersecurity market reached a value of $75 billion and is expected to be worth $170 billion by 2020. Indeed, companies have a growing need to protect not only their data but also those of users. Security Challenge born with this mission: accelerating the development of high potential startup ideas while matching them with large companies facing the most critical security challenges. This is one of the first startup initiatives fully dedicated to cybersecurity in Europe, a unique chance for those who want to make the world a safer place.
The applications for Security Challenge will be open till September 23rd. You can click here and fill in the form to apply. Everything can be done online, but sometime a face-to-face works best. In order to meet us and present yourself, you can participate to one of the 5 events of our Security Challenge Roadshow. The next one will be in Bologna. Click here to see all the dates!
14.30: Cisco’s Welcome Speech
15.00: Workshop: “The first six months of a startup: challenges and solutions”
16.00: Mirko Oliveri (CEO, Verticomics): “The first six months of a startup: a hands-on experience”
16.45: Pitch panel: Pitch Your Startup!
During the Pitch Session you will have the chance to introduce yourself and pitch your startup or idea to Augusto Coppola and get his feedback. More details on how to participate will be given at the beginning of the event. We do suggest you to prepare your pitch (max 3 mins) and participate to the session in order to increase the chances to be selected for Security Challenge!
Registration is required.
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