FIC 2022

Event -Lille Grand Palais -7th-9th June 2022

FIC 2022

ECSO is pleased to announce its partnership with the FIC International Cybersecurity Forum, taking place from the 7th to the 9th June 2022 in Lille Grand Palais. For the first time ever, the 2022 FIC Startup Award will be part of ECSO's European Cybersecurity STARtup Award roadshow 2022.

ECSO's session on the 7th June starting 4:30 PM will include the FIC Start-up Award pitches, followed by a panel discussion on "Investment and internationalisation challenges for European cybersecurity start-ups".

The FIC Start-up Award pitches

ECSO is excited to unveil the selected start-ups that will be pitching their cybersecurity innovation at the FIC International Cybersecurity Forum:

ERMES - Learn more
DATAXIUM - Learn more
GLIMPS - Learn more
Enthec - Learn more
Cetrac - Learn more
NanoCorp - Learn more
Mindflow - Learn more
CYSEC - Learn more
Anozr way - Learn more
Malizen - Learn more - Learn more
ERIUM - Learn more
StrangeBee - Learn more

The winners of the two prizes from the 2022 FIC Startup Award will participate at the final event of ECSO's pan-European competition taking place at the beginning of 2023.

This year, the European STARtup Award has a new addition: the Women4Cyber STARtup Award! ECSO and the Women4Cyber Foundation have joined forces to also give recognition to the cybersecurity companies founded or co-founded by women and/or to the companies with at least 50% female employees. The winner of the Women4Cyber STARtup Award will be selected by the jury of the ECSO Cyber Investor Days and the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award and given to the female-led company at the final of the European Cybersecurity STARTup Award.

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ECSO's European Cybersecurity STARtup Award aims to increase the awareness and visibility of state-of-the-art cybersecurity companies in Europe, both at European and global level. The Award leverages ECSO's Cyber Investor Days, a well-established cybersecurity business matchmaking event, and similar events organised by ECSO’s partner organisations to create an initiative recognising the most promising European cybersecurity startups and SMEs. 

The panel discussion: “Investment and internationalisation challenges for European cybersecurity start-ups”

Lack of financial capital, a limited number of specialised investors, market fragmentation and discrepancies resulting from certain internationalisation strategies are just some of the key challenges affecting Europe's cybersecurity market and hindering its global competitiveness. The joint European Tech Champions Initiative (ETCI) aiming to support Europe's high-tech companies in their late-stage investment rounds was launched earlier this year. While the development of the whole tech industry is key, a special emphasis should be given to cybersecurity, because of its overarching, horizontal nature. ECSO has been working in conjunction with major private investors and the European Commission to create a cybersecurity investment platform to urgently address the funding gap in the European cybersecurity sector.

This panel discussion organised by ECSO will gather the leading European investors, founders and policy makers to share their insights and suggestions on how to overcome the existing barriers and facilitate the growth of a strong and competitive European cybersecurity industry.

• Augustin Blanchard, Executive Director, Tikehau Ace Capital, as moderator.
• Stephane Klecha, Managing Partner, Klecha & Co.
• Miguel González-Sancho, Head of Unit DG CONNECT, European Commission.
• Fadwa Sube, VP International & Territories, Systematic Paris Region.
• Rodolphe Harand, Managing Director, YesWeHack

Find the full programme here.