Cybersecurity accelerator program
Elevate your B2B startup to the next level, transform your business and discover your potential.
Startup Wise Guys cybersecurity accelerator program will provide an optimized approach that delivers tailored guidance and support from world class mentors and experts. Our accelerator program will help you navigate the bumps in the company building road, revolutionize your go-to-market strategy and encourage you to bring your A game.
Defending systems from information disclosure and security threats has never been so important.
We know you’re passionate about what you do and this program will provide you access to an constantly expanding network of like minded founders, practitioners and investors and encourage value driven partnerships with people who see the world just like you do!
Learn from the best
Learn top sales and product development tricks from leading cyber mentors and experts.
Meet the people
Access a community +350 mentors, +200 investors and collaborate with 800+ fellow visionary founders growing in the same industry as you
About the program
Applications deadline March 30. The deadline to apply TBD. Our team will carefully review all applications and once we identify potential candidates that fit our requirements we will reach out to schedule an interview!
Note: applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
Week 1-5 / Module 1
Startup startup diagnostic and presentation, KPI setting, lead coach matchmaking
Meet your lead coaches, introduce your business idea, set KPI targets for the expansion. This unit is all about understanding your needs and challenges to set an individualized action plan, and providing networking opportunities.
Week 7-10 / Module 2
Lead coach meetings, Cyber security Mentoring Day, Market Engineering Sprint
Refine your market strategy with the goal to expand your business internationally. Focus on product growth and development.
Week 12-13 / Module 3
Lead coach meetings, Corporate Matchmaking Day, Product Sprint and Progress Day
Boost your sales, product and marketing solutions with one on one mentor meetings who tailor their support to the needs of your growing startup.
Week 14-15 / Module 4
Fundraising, Investor Readiness and Graduation Day
Program ends: July 17
Learn the ins and out of fundraising, revamp your strategy and networking approaches. Gain unique exposure to business angels and VCs and prepare your company for investment.
And when you think it’s all over… it has only just started. Once you have completed the program we don’t stop working together…
You will still benefit from the support and program aftercare of the Startup Wise Guys community channels, expert mentors and continue to achieve fundraising support for your future investment rounds.
A typical week in the Startup Wise Guys cyber accelerator program might look like …
Our Cyber Growth Bilbao program will run for 14 weeks, typically consisting of 3-8 hours of contact time a week and they are jam packed with tailored data-driven solutions, technical support and inspiring strategic visions.
Apart from weekly one-on-ones with your personal mentor, you won’t find any two weeks the same! You’ll be developing your skills and transforming your startup at a supercharged pace. Your experience, over the course of 3 months, will include intensive training and personal development opportunities like never before.
We want to get the best out of you, so you’ll constantly be challenged in what you do and how you do it. Doing things the way you always have won’t cut it this time!
In program activities:
What kind of activities can you expect?
- Individual sessions with coaches that will focus on specialized topics like international sales strategy, product development, fundraising, tech solutions, pitching, marketing strategies….. The list goes on!
- Additional workshops and masterclasses delivered by industry experts.
- Networking sessions with our mentors and investors.
- Chance to learn from the founders. Successful entrepreneurs will share exactly how they built their company and tell you the good, the bad and the ugly ! It’s not all sunshines and rainbows building startups!
- Every batch and experience is different. Our mentors tailor the content to your businesses’ individual needs so you can develop specifically with your vertical in mind.
It would be a great match if you are…
Goal orientated, ambitious and aspiring to build your business for the long term future.
The Startup Wise Guys Cyber Accelerator is designed for teams who meet one or more of the requirements listed below.
- You are an B2B cyber startup working in
- Deep learning algorithms
- 5G technologies with initial traction
- Initial traction (can be shown through MRR, paid pilots, one-time payments for product test/usage, etc.)
- Global ambition
- Your startup has at least 2 co-founders or team members.
Let’s crunch some numbers
Meet the great minds behind it all. We have a network of over 200+ experienced mentors, industry experts and first rate founders who you will have the chance to learn and grow from
Head of Technical and International Engagement
UK Hydrographic Office
General Partner Cyber
Director, Customer-Focused Innovation
The Ethical Hacker and CEO
Orange Digital Ventures