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
One-of-a-kind startup accelerator for cybersecurity
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
We’re looking for startups and talents
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
. Click here to see all the dates!
The program of the event
15.00: Welcome Speech by Prof. Baldoni - Chairman CIS
15.20: Introduction on cybersecurity by Enrico Mercadante - Cisco
15.30: Fabrizio Leoni - InfoCert
15.40: Workshop “The first six months of a startup: challenges and solutions” by Augusto Coppola - LUISS ENLABS
17.25: 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.
Please register as "Applicant" if you intend to participate in the pitch session.