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Helping cyber startups and scaleups to enhance solutions

Join us as we coach the next generation of cyber security leaders in the critical business skills required to provide a competitive edge

Cyber 101

The demand for cyber security solutions is rapidly increasing and Digital Catapult is working with partners to help you take advantage of this. We can help you hone your go-to-market strategy and business effectiveness so that when opportunities arise, you can grab them with both hands.

The Cyber 101 programme offers intensive one day Bootcamps, Deep Dive sessions and Demo Days that will enable you to pitch your businesses to potential customers and investors.

1. The Bootcamp

An intensive one-day Bootcamp: You’ll receive tutoring and tailored advice from industry experts on how to develop and scale up your cyber business.

Sign up for a Bootcamp if you are:

  • Established startups looking to refine your business proposition
  • Scaleups seeking feedback on your business practices and advice on how to grow your market share and client base

The training will help you sharpen your business skills in an open innovation environment through peer-to-peer learning and expert advice. It will include 1-to-1 mentoring sessions that provide bespoke guidance and lasting connections.

Check out our events page for all the latest Bootcamp listings or via our linked activities at the bottom of this page. 

2. The Deep Dive

During Deep Dive sessions, you will work with experts to highlight and examine key business challenges in more granular detail. Through a combination of workshops, roundtable discussions and peer-to-peer learning, you’ll receive expert advice on how to overcome business challenges and identify opportunities.

Deep Dives are designed to rapidly immerse your team in problem solving or idea creation. You can then apply learning to your organisation, helping to improve its performance, fine-tune its go to market strategy, and ultimately drive business success.

While spaces are automatically allocated to Bootcamp graduates, some spaces are reserved for startups and scaleups new to the programme.

3. The Demo Day

Selected startups and scaleups participating in the Cyber 101 Programme will be shortlisted for an annual Demo Day.  Here you’ll pitch your Cyber Security solution to potential customers, partners and investors. The Demo Day will be facilitated by Inogesis (formerly VTC)The Accelerator Network and White Horse Capital.

As an attendee, you will get a chance to:

  • Pitch your solution to corporates and investors
  • Identify new solutions and emergent companies
  • Network with likeminded individuals

Cyber 101 Programme

Running nationally until March 2021, Cyber 101 is part of DCMS funded activity to grow the UK’s cyber security industry and the capability of cyber security startups and scaleups. This programme is linked to the Develop strand of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, a series of activities that will be supported by £1.9bn in public investment over the next five years. It is delivered in partnership with Digital Catapult, The Accelerator Network, CSIT and Inogesis.

 

Future Focus

Are you investment ready? How persuasive is your pitch? Join us as we coach the next generation of cyber security leaders in the critical business skills to give your position the competitive edge. 

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Delivery partners

Cyber 101 is delivered in partnership with Digital Catapult, The Accelerator Network, CSIT and Inogesis

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