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CyberTech|X Accelerator

Application Deadline: December 1st 2021

The CyberTech|X Accelerator is a highly specialized 90-day accelerator program exclusively for innovative and disruptive technology startups focused on cybersecurity.

Participating startups will benefit from the tools and connections they need to achieve high-scale growth, including the strategic support and global network that come from Wave’s incredible track record and world class programs. Further, startups will have access to coaching and mentoring from some of the nation’s leading cyber security experts , including from our key sponsors at A-LIGN, EY, and KnowBe4, as well as from our strategic partners at Cyber Florida, the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, Aditum, and Jabil.

Eligibility

  • Business built with proprietary technology creating next-generation cyber products & solutions
  • Dedicated management of at least two full-time people
  • Ability to travel to Tampa at least 3 times during the 90-day program*
  • Proof of market validation
  • Investable and/or scalable business
  • Viable business plan
  • Financial runaway of at least 6-12 months

Benefits

• Guidance & Mentorship
o Dedicated support & coaching staff
o Curated events with & ongoing access to Wave’s 100+ experienced mentors
o 24/7 Union platform access to global mentor network
• Community & Connections
o Immersive experience with cohort peers
o Membership in Wave’s full startup community (80+ startups)
o Curated networking events and introductions to national business prospects
• Access to Capital
o Exposure and warm introductions to Wave’s 300+ investor network
o Exposure via Demo Day event that attracts national accredited investors
o Pre-investment pitch deck and negotiation coaching
• Exposure & Savings
o Media exposure through Wave’s press/pr team and social media
o Massive exposure through multiple in-person / virtual pitch events
o $10,000 in annual savings through GAN and other partners
o 24/7 coworking access including 20 hours of meeting space monthly

Application Procedure

Build + Launch + Grow: Build, launch and grow are not only the phases of any startup venture, they are the framework by which they support their companies. The BUILD-LAUNCH-GROW framework provides targeted support for the demands your company will experience that will ultimately lead to success.
• Mentorship: Mentorship is one of the single most important tools for any startup founder or CEO. Tampa Bay Wave’s extensive network of mentors provide a unique and diverse group of experts that will provide infinite value throughout your company’s journey toward success.
• Extensive Network: It’s been said that it’s all about who you know. Tampa Bay Wave’s extensive network of supporters, mentors, entrepreneurs in residence, community advocates and business leaders make up a tremendous community of people who will provide you and your company a firm foundation of growth.

Official Website: CyberTech|X Accelerator

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