June 10, 2016
Are you passionate about innovative information security technologies, based in Europe and ready to develop your own company? Then apply and become a Security Rock Star! Security Rockstars 2016 is the European sequel to the Austrian start-up competition Start Secure 2015. The competition’s goal is to find and support innovative ideas and solutions in the area of information security.
First Place 20.000 €
Second Place 10.000 €
Third Place 5.000 €
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. 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.
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.