In July, we have opened Security Challenge, a vertical program in collaboration with Cisco aimed at building cyber security companies even from scratch! We are looking for both startups and talents with a project or an idea in the cyber security field to support in their development and go-to-market strategies. The program is split into two phases: the Pre-Acceleration and the Acceleration. During the Pre-Acceleration phase, we will help you build or strengthen your team and define your business idea and we will provide you with both the business and the technical expertise needed to build your MVP. During the Acceleration phase, we will accelerate the development of admitted startups and we will provide them with a micro-seed investment. For participants the opportunity is to work closely with advisors, investors, representatives of corporate and entrepreneurs to create valuable business opportunities and relations in our magic tech hub where you can breathe entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the contamination effect with some of the most promising startups in Italy. In Europe, initiatives in cyber security involving startups are still relatively limited compared to large business and investment opportunities that this rapidly growing market offers. To increase our startups’ opportunities we have made a partnership with Cybertech Europe, one of the largest cyber solutions event around the world. The next event will be taking place September 29th in Rome for a one-day conference on cyber solutions, innovations, and technologies. In addition to the exhibition of technological innovation, Cybertech will serve as a meeting place for a discussion on fintech, telecommunications, investments, protecting critical infrastructure and more. Book your seat and get your code for 10%-discounted tickets!