Procurement

Cyber London launches second accelerator programme for cyber security startups

Rebecca Smith | 13 October 2015 | 8 years ago

The first Cyber London programme ran from January to April 2015
The first Cyber London programme ran from January to July£2015
Cyber London, the European cyber security startup accelerator and incubator, has announced the launch of its second programme. The first started in January 2015 and wrapped up in July, with eight companies graduating and seven fast-tracked onto the next stage of their growth path.

Cyber London’s cyber security accelerator involves a 14-week programme where entrepreneurial teams with innovative business ideas are provided access to professional training and guidance from an extensive network of mentors and investors.

The acceleratorencourages entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas in the broad field of information and communications, aka cyber security? to apply.

Alex van Someren of Amadeus Capital Partners, a co-founder of Cyber London, said the success of the first programme had proven the value that can be derived from bringing together the brightest new startups in a hothouse environment and plying them with the skills, knowledge and contacts that they need to get to the next stage of their evolution.

At the end of the programme, the businesses will present their firms to potential customers, investors and partners at an in-house Demo Day. Those selected to participate in the programme will receive a 15, 000 investment in their firms in return for three per cent equity, as well as the training, mentorship and access to office space.

Chris Wallis, co-founder of Intruder, one of the first batch of firms to graduate from Cyber London, said the accelerator was the best possible start we could have had for our company.

intruder was formed shortly before the accelerator began and CyLon gave us both the platform and the rocket fuel we needed to launch our business, he said. From the network of people we were introduced to, to the mentoring and review sessions which kept us on track and pushing forwards, the whole experience taught us more than we would have learned from years of going it alone.

Applications for the next Cyber London are now open, with startup and growth-stage firms from across Europe encouraged to seek selection. Participants can include the very earliest stage teams through to established firms looking for support as they look to speed up development and reach new customers and markets.

Behind the scenes, the Cyber London Advisory Board also helps to define the strategy and content of the programme. Sir Iain Lobban , former director of GCHQ, Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital and new chair of Tech City UK, and Jon Bradford, former MD of Techstars London, currently sit on the board.

Related Topics

Exploring the Immersive World of VR Development: Applications and Opportunities
25 September 2023

Exploring the Immersive World of VR Development: Applications and Opportunities

Read More →
How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams in Today’s World
30 August 2023

How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams in Today’s World

Read More →
Eco-Friendly Sustainable Business Practices
8 August 2023

Eco-Friendly Sustainable Business Practices

Read More →
The Future of Remote Work: Adapting to the Hybrid Workforce
17 July 2023

The Future of Remote Work: Adapting to the Hybrid Workforce

Read More →
The Importance of Ethical and Sustainable Procurement
3 May 2023

The Importance of Ethical and Sustainable Procurement

Read More →
Why Call Recording is Crucial to Managing Customer Relationships?
8 August 2022

Why Call Recording is Crucial to Managing Customer Relationships?

Read More →

If you enjoy reading our articles,
why not sign up for our newsletter?

We commit to just delivering high-quality material that is specially crafted for our audience.

Join Our Newsletter