Apply now for “Security Rockstars” - the European Information Security Start-up Competition organized by SBA Research and supported by partners from the public and private sector. The competition's goal is to find and support innovative ideas and solutions in the area of Information Security.
Submission deadline for proposals is 15 July 2016. The final pitch takes place in the context of the CCS Conference on 24 October 2016 in Vienna (https://www.sigsac.org/ccs/CCS2016/).
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First place: 20.000 EUR Second place: 10.000 EUR Thirs place: 5.000 EUR
TOP 25 A detailed business plan will be drawn up under the guidance of experts and with the help of the "Innovation Box" by WhatAVenture. 25+ experts - university professors, serial entrepreneurs, CISOs of Fortune 500 companies and venture capitalists - will screen these concepts and give feedback. Additionally, the best 25 will receive an invitation to attend the final event of the competition taking place during ACM CCS 2016, one of the most acknowledged international academic conferences for information security.
TOP 10 The Top 10 participants will be invited to join a 5-day start-up boot camp in Vienna as well as receive the opportunity to present their idea at a vendor booth at the Security Rockstars finals.
TOP 5 The Top 5 participants will present in front of an expert jury as well as 250+ senior security professionals from Top 500 companies and leading universities during the Security Rockstars finals on the 24th of October in the Hofburg in Vienna.
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15 July 2016 - Submission deadline for the abstract 1 August 2016 - Nomination Top 25 1 September 2016 - Submission deadline for the business plan 24 September 2016 - Nomination Top 5 20 October 2016 - Sponsor workshops and “Meet the Founders” evening event 21 October 2016 - Sponsor workshops and pitch training 22 October 2016 - Presentation training 23 October 2016 - Final workshop and day of preparation with the experts from WhatAVenture 24 October 2016 - ACM CCS 2016 in Vienna with the final pitches as well as award ceremony
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Stage 1 – Abstract
To make entering the competition easy for early-stage start-ups as well, only a short abstract or pitch deck is necessary during the first stage, summarizing the problem and its technical solution (max. one page) as well as presenting the team and the business model (max. one page).