Tech Nation Cyber is the UK’s first national cyber security growth programme. It is aimed at ambitious cyber security start-ups that are ready to take their business to the next level. The aim of the programme is to boost the UK cyber sector, accelerate the growth of its best companies and build a robust, cross-industry network.
The initiative is aimed at company founders and leadership teams, with activities and sessions geared specifically towards particular roles and functions. The programme will equip companies with the skills, knowledge and connections they need to accelerate their growth, at home and internationally.
Commencing in April 2019, the six-month, non-residential programme is free to join, and does not require an equity stake in the participant’s business. The agenda will include:
- Masterclasses – delivered by scale coaches covering core issues, from investment to the evolution of sales and international expansion.
- Meetups – five intimate networking sessions designed with the wider leadership team in mind to foster peer-to-peer learning and explore the challenges faced by different roles and departments.
- Cohort trips – three trips, including a thought leadership event and an international trip co-organised with the Department of International Trade (DIT), to showcase companies at home and overseas.
- Networking – the chance to share experiences, problem-solve with peers and learn from industry leaders and scale coaches who have been through the journey already.
To apply for the programme, the business must be headquartered in the UK, have 10+ employees, seed funding, and have ambitions to grow, expand and be industry leaders.
The deadline for applications to be received is 4 March 2019.