AFCEA CYBER SHARK TANK Series
September 22, 2017 at 3:00PM Eastern Live from Cybersecurity TV Studios
November 16, 2017 Live at Cybersecurity TV Studios
January 11, 2018 Live from Cybersecurity TV Studios
February 26-27, 2018, Live from the AFCEA DC 8th Annual Cybersecurity Technology Summit, Arlington, Va.
In this new series of 4 live webcasts featuring AFCEA DC’s Cyber Shark Tank, cybersecurity entrepreneurs get the chance to bring their ideas to fruition. They present their ideas to the sharks in the tank - experts in cybersecurity who are successful in their own field - from government, industry and the venture capital community. The contestants try to convince the sharks to choose their cybertechnology over the other presentations. Early start - ups, as well as large federal system integrators, are eligible to sign up to present their latest and greatest technologies. Click below to view past AFCEA DC Cyber Shark Tank events from the AFCEA DC 7th Annual 2016 Cybersecurity Technology Summit.
AFCEA DC Cyber Shark Tank 1- October 11, 2016
AFCEA DC Cyber Shark Tank 2- October 11, 2016
Cyber Shark Tank Judges
Maria C. Horton
CISSP-ISSMP, Cloud Essentials, IAM
Chief Executive Officer of EmeSec
Curtis W. Dukes
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Security Best Practices and Automation Group, CIS
Founder and Managing Partner
Ponderosa Management Group
Mark S. Loepker
Master practitioner Information Assurance (IA) and International Partnerships
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Five minutes to "pitch" your idea or company to the Cyber Shark Tank Judges. Judges will have five minutes to provide feedback. A total of ten minutes will be allowed.
NOTE: The five minutes is a "hard stop" for presenters and judges in order to keep the time equal for all participants. No handouts or slides during presentation allowed due to time constraint.
Pitch should include:
• Business idea and company status (i.e., idea stage, early start up, 7 years in business, etc.) at the minimum (focus on who, what, where, when, and why).
Entrepreneurs will leave with:
• Feedback on idea or company
• Follow-up opportunities (with integrators, technology review, funding discussions, etc.)
Will provide feedback on:
• Technology: Do you clearly differentiate yourselves
• Marketplace: Is it crowded or greenfield
• Funding opportunities and options: Do you need money to grow?
Judges will select a winner from each AFCEA Cyber Shark Tank session, three winners, total. The three winners will each be given three minutes to make remarks in front of judges at the Final Shark Tank Live Webcast to be held at the AFCEA DC 8th Annual Cybersecurity Technology Summit, February 26-27 in Arlington, Va.