15 Jun Directory of Cybersecurity Incubators In The U.S. And Internationally
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– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief
Sausalito, Calif. – Jun. 15, 2018
The trillion dollar cybersecurity market offers a growing number of incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces for startups to choose from. The editors at Cybersecurity Ventures have compiled our first annual list of cyber launch pads. To qualify, there must be physical office space included. Virtual incubators without walls and short term (6-months or less) programs are excluded from our inaugural compilation. Some of these facilities are in the formative or construction stages.
U.S. Cybersecurity Incubators
- 1776, Washington, D.C. The recent merger of incubator 1776 with coworking space chain Benjamin’s Desk resulted in campuses in Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and New York City, N.Y. The campuses offer mobile spaces, private offices, conference rooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, and event areas. 1776 also has a campus in Dubai.
- ACI@NSU, Davie, Fla. This incubator is a partnership between Abanacle and Nova Southeastern University. Located on the NSU campus, the program aids startup companies and works on advanced projects and research in cybersecurity. Startups have different office space choices, including private offices and an open-floor plan.
- Baker Donelson Cybersecurity Accelerator, Atlanta, Ga. BDCA offers startups dedicated mentors and office space in the Cybersecurity Accelerator Center for one low monthly fee, as well as networking opportunities through its annual Cybercon event.
- Build Sec Foundry, San Antonio, Texas. An incubator launching and scaling early-stage security product startups. Located inside Geekdom – the place where startups are born – in the heart of San Antonio’s growing downtown tech district.
- Cyber Incubator@bwtech, Baltimore, Md. This incubation program offers business and technical support to startup and early-stage cybersecurity/IT products and services companies. It provides office space on a dedicated, shared, or drop-in basis. Strategic partnership with Northrop Grumman Corp. and certified federal HUBZONE location.
- Cyber NYC, New York, N.Y. New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is launching Cyber NYC, including a Cyber Center that will create a physical space that serves as the primary hub for NYC’s cyber community. The Center’s Community Programs will foster collaborations between industry, academia, and startups, and the Accelerator will be NYC’s first accelerator dedicated to scaling cyber-related startups.
- DataTribe, Fulton, Md. Founded by members of the Intelligence Community and National Labs, DataTribe offers startups early-stage capital as well as free office space and discounts on IT services.
- EvoNexus, San Diego and Irvine, Calif. This incubator offers office and lab space in two locations as well as mentorship programs. The 18,000-square-foot office in San Diego features an open and collaborative workspace. Irvine’s 10,000-foot floor plan is an open concept.
- Georgia Cyber Center, Augusta, Ga. The $100 million center is the largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date. The unique public/private partnership involves academia, state and federal government, law enforcement, the U.S. Army, and the private sector.
- NYU Tandon Future Labs Next Round, New York, N.Y. This program offers incubation for up to 2 years. For the first 6 months, up to two founders receive free desk space at either the Digital Future Lab in DUMBO or Data Future Lab in SoHo. The incubators are a public-private-academic partnership where entrepreneurs are nurtured by university partners with support from government and the private sector.
- Port San Antonio Cybersecurity Hub, San Antonio, Texas. 1,900-acre campus with available spaces for startup and established cybersecurity operations range from 4,000 to 32,000 square feet. Cybersecurity operations at the Port are anchored by the national headquarters for the Air Forces Cyber, also known as the Cyber Command.
- The Hive, Palo Alto, Calif. A venture fund & co-creation studio that builds and fosters startups focused on cybersecurity and other technologies including artificial intelligence and blockchain. In-house team of well-known company builders, serial entrepreneurs, and investors work alongside startup founders.
- T-Rex, St. Louis, Mo. A non-profit startup incubator & world-class venue providing the early-stage entrepreneur with low cost & flexible enterprise space, while serving the region with quality programming and inspiring community. SixThirty CYBER companies have access to co-working office space in the T-REX tech startup incubator.
International Cybersecurity Incubators
- Belle de Mai Incubator, Marseille, France. The only French incubator to be labeled by the Department of National Education, the Department of Research and Technology, in the specific field of digital industries and contents. The program offers incubation for up to 24 months, coworking space and individual offices.
- CyLon, London. Founded by leading security, investment and policy experts, CyLon offers entrepreneurs the platform they need to build and grow a successful cybersecurity company. Office space includes everything from valuable collaboration opportunities to delicious lunches.
- GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, London. A collaboration between the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future, and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
- ICE71 Scale, ICE71 Scale is designed to help later-stage cybersecurity companies grow their business in Singapore and within the Asia Pacific region. Participants take up residency at ICE71 and have access to office space and facilities, mentoring, networking events and workshops.
- JVP Cyber Labs, Be’er Sheva, Israel. JVP Cyber Labs operates the first government-backed early stage incubator focusing on cybersecurity and big data. It is strategically established in the epicenter of Israeli cyber innovation in Beer Sheva – bringing together academia, multinational corporations, and experts with experience from the military’s elite computer units.
Stay tuned for an expanded list of cybersecurity incubators. If you know of one that we’ve missed, please tell us about it.
– Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.