去年10月, ScotlandIS launched Cyber Showcase; an inaugural programme of coaching and business advice for startups, 最后是投资者展示活动.
12 innovative Scottish cyber startups were successful in their application to the programme and underwent six weeks of coaching and mentoring sessions held by expert in public speaking, 格雷格•萨默斯. These sessions included practical advice on constructing an investment pitch and perfecting its presentation.
在11月, the final Showcase event saw all 12 participants present their cyber solutions to a room of investors and industry buyers. An expert judging panel consisting of Pete Jaco (Chair/Non-Executive Director for high growth SME start-ups), Joshua Walters (Partner at Osney Capital) and Elaine McKechnie (Senior Manager of Cyber Strategy, 框架 & Threat Intelligence at Virgin Money) deliberated on the prizes for Best Pitch and Most Innovative Company on the day.
六个多月过去了, it’s time to find out what all our Cyber Showcase participants have been up to…
Blackwired, 网络智能平台, most recently won Startup Digital Tech Business of the Year at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards. 英国总经理 & Europe, 伊恩•约翰斯顿, also attended the ITWebs Summit in South Africa after Blackwired were successful in securing a place on a trade mission with the Department for Business & Trade.
CyberShell解决方案 is a unique SaaS Platform that detects software vulnerabilities and trains engineers to avoid them. CEO Tayyaba Nafees has been involved with our 网络集群 for years and CyberShell won the prize for Most Innovative Company at the Cyber Showcase Event.
在过去的六个月里, Dewar was shortlisted in the 2022 Scottish Cyber Awards for Best Cyber Startup and the Internationalisation Award, and was shortlisted for Best Professional Services Startup at the National Startup Awards Scotland 2023.由罗伯特·杜瓦掌舵, they partnered with Atlantic Council and Scottish Government to run Scotland’s first ever Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, 今年又是哪届.
Managing Director Dr Mick O’Connor this week attended the RegTech Global Showcase at London Tech Week, 他最近在英国特许证券学会发表了演讲 & Investment (The CISI) CPD event, and was part of the Barclays Eagle Labs Funding Readiness Programme. The regtech software company for financial services moved into headquarters at the new Barclays Eagle Lab in Glasgow.
2023年，高地号正式发射.io和它的网络平台，旨在帮助IT团队衡量，管理 & 沟通网络安全. Founder Mark Lamb had speaker slots at the Barcelona IoT and Cyber Security Congress 2023 and at the upcoming Infosecurity Europe Conference. Most recently, Highground was shortlisted for UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023.
The Edinburgh Napier spinout has taken part in the Royal Bank of Scotland Accelerator, and also secured over £70k funding from Scottish Enterprise’s High Growth Spin Out Programme. 商业领导, Nanik Ramchandani, is the recent recipient of The Royal Society 2022 Entrepreneur in Residence, 代表爱丁堡纳皮尔.
Lupovis and it’s AI-based cyber deception solution recently secured a place on the ITWeb Security Summit trade mission with Department for Business and Trade, 也是2023年英国最具创新网络中小企业的决赛入围者. CTO Robbie Binnie won Lupovis the prize for Best Pitch at the Cyber Showcase event.
Nectis and its Unlocking Potential people analytics platform is continuing on its growth journey , having also been a past participant in the CivTech 5 Challenge which resulted in a Scottish Enterprise SMART grant of £92k, 被英国网络加速器录取, 并为博天堂入口政府提供概念验证.
OSP Cyber has seen substantial growth after attending the Arab International Cyber Summit in Bahrain last December, after ScotlandIS was made aware of the opportunity from Department for Business and Trade. 两个大项目源于这次会议, OSP计划今年至少再招聘三名员工. The cyber training academy held their successful OT/IT Cyber Summit in March and are hosting a Senior Leaders Cyber Summit in August including the inaugural Cybersecurity Woman of the Year Awards. COO Irene Coyle was recently made an Advisory Board member with Cyber Centre of Excellence.
PolyDigi is another long-standing member of the Cyber cluster and member of ScotlandIS. The Their award-winning cybersecurity solutions for safer digital transactions saw them recently selected for EY’s first ever Fintech Growth Programme.
这是2023年英国最具创新网络中小企业的最后入围名单, Director Calum Wilson has said that the Cyber Showcase training on how to grow a company has directly led SafeShark to more sales and strong growth through 2023. Calum was recently the keynote speaker at the CEDIA Tech Summit Edinburgh.
TrueDeploy, 另一家由纳尼克·拉姆钱达尼支持的爱丁堡纳皮尔衍生公司, was recently accepted to Innovate UK CyberASAP and the RBS Entrepreneur Accelerator. Co-Founder Dr Pavlos Papadopoulos won Outstanding Young Person in Cyber at the Scottish Cyber Awards 2022.
我们对这些公司所取得的成就印象深刻, which highlights the truly innovative cyber talent we have here in Scotland. With three Showcase participants shortlisted for the UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023, 如果你下周参加了Infosecurity Europe，一定要去看看!