Leading up to the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award
The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and eurobits e.V. - European Competence Centre for Information Technology Security (Bochum) have the pleasure of inviting you to the 8th Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 30 November - 1 December 2020 in Bochum, Germany.
Despite the challenging times, the most promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond. In addition, two best cybersecurity companies participating at the 8th Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award. More information about the Award can be found here.
8th Cyber Investor Days will be organised as a hybrid event, allowing physical (in-person) and virtual (remote) attendance. Participants will receive further information closer to the event date.
The last edition of the ECSO Cyber Investor Days took place on 13-14 May 2020 and was organised as an all-virtual event. It proved to be a great success – the record number of investors and corporates attended the event, around 150 virtual B2B meetings were held.
FOR STARTUPS & SMEs. To be selected for the pitches and B2B meetings, European cybersecurity startups and SMEs are invited to submit an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form is available here (Word file). More information about the application process can be found in the application guidelines, available here (PDF file). Make sure to apply before the DEADLINE: Sunday, 18 October 2020, midnight CET. UPDATE #1: The deadline has been extended to Sunday, 25 October 2020, midnight CET.
FOR INVESTORS & CORPORATES. Interested corporates and investors from Europe and beyond are invited to register their attendance here.
The following cybersecurity companies have been invited to pitch their solution and participate at the B2B meetings:
Alias Robotics (https://aliasrobotics.com/)
IoT Inspector (https://www.iot-inspector.com/)
The following cybersecurity companies have been invited to participate at the B2B meetings:
Code Intelligence (https://www.code-intelligence.com/)
Enthec Solutions (https://enthec.com/)
About ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days
ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events – also known as the ECSO Cyber Investor Days – are designed to cover different investment phases, ranging from seeding to strategic investment and M&A, as well as to support companies positioned on the entire cybersecurity value chain. The initiative aims to increase the visibility of the European cybersecurity market players and to foster the consolidation of the European cybersecurity market.
Launched in 2017, ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events gathered more than 450 participants and provided a forum for more than 450 business-to-business meetings. Previous editions were organised with the most recognised players of the European cybersecurity ecosystem: Startup Estonia, Systematic Paris-Region, secunet Security Networks AG, TeleTrust - IT Security Association Germany, the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), the SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the cybersecurity agency of the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg and twice the EIT Digital Accelerator.
About European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) is a non-for-profit organisation, established in 2016. ECSO unites more than 250 European cybersecurity stakeholders, including large companies, SMEs and startups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, associations, as well as regional and national administrations. ECSO works with its members and partners to develop a competitive European cybersecurity ecosystem providing trusted cybersecurity solutions and advancing Europe’s cybersecurity posture and its technological independence.
About eurobits e.V. - European Competence Centre for Information Technology Security
eurobits e.V. is a registered association established in 1999. Among its members are scientific institutions, local and global players from the Ruhr Area as well as start-ups – all from the IT security sector. eurobits aims to strengthen international IT security networks, promotes the transfer between research and business and supports the education of new IT security specialists. All these efforts are based on the strong IT security ecosystem as well as the wide expertise of the eurobits members. More information: www.eurobits.de.