Tomorrow’s

Security

Start-ups

Ready to become a security rockstar?

Are you passionate about innovative information security technologies, based in Europe and ready to develop your own company?

 

Then apply and become a

security rockstar!

 

Security rockstars 2018 is the European sequel to the Austrian start-up competition security rockstars 2016 and Start Secure 2015.

The competition’s goal is to find and support innovative ideas and solutions in the area of information security.

 

Prizes

Second Place

10.000 €

5.000 €

Third Place

 

20.000 €

 

First Place 

   all

 

Top 3

 

special

 

All submissions get feedback of an expert jury as well as senior security professionals from leading companies and universities during the security rockstars  competition.

The Top 3 participants will be presented at the Futurezone Award and get the opportunity to present their idea to IT- and security professinals.

The best idea will be rewarded with a development support package. Our team of senior technical and business experts will assist you in rapid prototyping a pilot to build a presentable showcase for potential customers. 

Participation and Selection Process

    Who can participate?

 

  • Any person or founding team with ideas or products in the field of information security (based in Europe) may participate. The start-up or the idea can be in the conception phase, in foundation or already founded; first prototypes may already exist.

 

  • Start-ups may not be older than seven years, have not raised significant venture capital and may not have more than 5 employees (except founders); first (reference) customers are permitted.

 

  • Security services without an independent product (e.g. penetration testing or consulting services) are excluded from participation. Own products, which are offered in the form of managed services, are permitted. Open source tools are explicitly permitted in the context of competition, but a business and growth plan must be developed.

 

We are looking for the next big security solution made in Europe.

 

Are you a security startup?

participate here

 

Do you have an innovative security idea?

 

 

 

 

Key Dates

 31 December 2018

 

27. February 2019

 Submission deadline

 

Presentation Top 3 and award ceremony

Winners 2016

First place

Second place

Third place

Finalists

Read more about the winners here.

Winners 2015

First place

Second place

Third place

Finalists

Sponsors & Partners

Read more about the winners here.

Security Rockstars is organized by KSÖ, SBA Research and KPMG

supported by public and private sponsors.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email us at securityrockstars@sba-research.org.

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Winners 2016

First place

Second place

Third place

Finalists

Read more about the winners here.

First place

Second place

Third place

Finalists

Read more about the winners here.

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   31 Dec 2018  

  

   27 Feb 2019

 

Winners 2016

First place

Second place

Third place

Finalists

Read more about the winners here.

First place

Second place

Third place

Finalists

Read more about the winners here.