ECSO STARtup Award

A cybersecurity competition


ECSO’s STARtup Award is organised once a year by ECSO and a selection of partners to give cybersecurity start-ups the opportunity to shine in the European market (and beyond!) and select one winner for a prestigious prize.

THE Event

Start-ups are selected during each Cyber Investor Days event and compete to win a unique prize consisting of:


  • One year for free of ECSO’s CYBERSECURITY MADE IN EUROPE Label
  • Mentorship by one of the organising partners
  • Visibility within the European cybersecurity community


To compete in this final competition, start-ups must first be selected at one of ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days events. Discover the next Cyber Investor Days near you and apply to pitch your solution. 


The Award was created to increase the awareness and visibility of state-of-the-art cybersecurity companies in Europe, both at European and global level.

European cybersecurity solution providers (particularly smaller companies) have often struggled for visibility in a fragmented European market. ECSO envisages therefore that this initiative will thus increase the European cybersecurity posture across citizens, businesses, and society, by increasing the prevalence of European uptake of European solutions.

Meet the winners of the previous editions


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Milda Kaklauskaitė

Senior Policy Manager

To find out more about the initiative we invite you to follow ECSO's STARtup Award on YouTube and Flickr, and to subscribe to ECSO's newsletter.

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