The International Security Accelerator is now recruiting teams for Cohort 2 of the programme which begins in October 2018.
Teams from the first programme have already gone on to raise €5million in investment and create 40 jobs.
The Second cohort of the Accelerator is OPEN for applications for another 2 DAYs until July 27th. This world-class accelerator programme, is looking for early-stage disruptive companies in the wider security industry including, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IOT), Blockchain, Health & Bioinformatics, Fintech, Regtech, & Logistics. The second programme is now open for applications via isa.corkbic.com/apply.
The Accelerator is 13 weeks of intensive mentoring and in-depth workshops with a focus on the team, technology, business model, market opportunity and investor readiness. World class mentors like Julian Costley, Investor & Serial Entrepreneur; Eamonn Carey, TechStars; Joe O’Sullivan, Ophir (formerly Apple) and Frank Madden, Crest Solutions will challenge and advise the teams sharing their experiences.
Key to this Accelerator is the focus on team, the product proposition and the transformational process and change that has transpired in some of the teams. For the first cohort each of the teams have brought products to market during the 13 weeks, with one team, Altada, already securing international Enterprise clients.
Winner of the Most Investible Company, Allan Beechinor, founder & CEO Altada said “The Accelerator was the turning point for Altada. We knew we had something but the Accelerator helped us focus our product offering, refine our investor proposition and ultimately transform the business in 13 weeks.”
Commenting on the Accelerator programme, Ger Goold, COO & Partner at Kernel Capital, said: “Cork is developing a reputation for Ireland’s growing Security Cluster. This Accelerator is a unique opportunity for startups to tap into the experience and resources of the strong network of Cork’s multinationals, such as Trend Micro, helping these startups grow, succeed, and in turn contribute to the Cluster.”
William Dalton, Director EMEA IS & Corporate Technology, Trend Micro added: “It has been really interesting to watch these teams grow in the 13-week Accelerator and to watch the transformational change taking place. The technologies involved are crucial in today’s connected world and there is no doubt there are some real rising stars in the group, watch this space!”
The International Security Accelerator is managed by CorkBIC and key partners are Kernel Capital, Bank of Ireland, Trend Micro and Cork City Council.