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Tampa Bay Wave names 15 startups in cybersecurity accelerator program

Veronica Brezina

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The Tampa Bay Wave, a nonprofit organization that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses, has released the lineup for the 2022 CyberTech|X Accelerator program cohort.

The 15 high-growth cybersecurity startups participating are from across the United States, and six are based abroad in Canada, France, Germany, Israel and India. Of the 15 startups, four are led by women entrepreneurs.

This is the second year for the cybersecurity accelerator. The three-month accelerator program offers companies access to key resources such as sales training, pitch coaching and investor introductions.

These are the 15 startups participating, according to the announcement:

Caliola Engineering LLC: The Colorado Springs-based firm designs products to ensure secure and reliable communication. Its OverKey cybersecurity product simplifies the deployment of military-grade encryption, ensuring critical networks and infrastructure are secured.
CEO: Jennifer Halford

TEKRiSQ INC.: The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida-based startup TEKRiSQ drives cybersecurity maturity in small and medium-sized businesses. The platform identifies, communicates and remediates risks. It provides remediations in real-time.
CEO: Bill Haber

Transmosis: The Phoenix-based business enables American workers to develop careers in the information security industry. Transmosis is the creator of transmosisONE, a Fortune 5000 cybersecurity platform designed to protect small and medium-sized businesses from cyber attacks with integrated cyber liability coverage.
CEO: Chase Norlin

Trust Stamp: The Atlanta, Georgia-based startup Trust Stamp secures biometric and personal information without removing its utility, enabling institutions to deploy biometric systems without the risk of biometric data theft.
CEO: Andrew Gowasack

Redactable: The Norfolk, Virginia-based company helps companies permanently redact confidential documents.  
CEO: Amanda Levay

Sequretek: The Woodbridge, New Jersey-based startup provides solutions in the areas of enterprise security monitoring, detection and response (XDR), identity access governance and authentication (IGA) and endpoint threat detection and response (EDR).
CEO: Pankit Desai

Sicura: The Baltimore-based startup works with a customer’s existing automation and security tools to enforce and prove a compliant baseline across the IT landscape. Its program enables people to meet technical controls of common compliance regulations, avoid errors and misconfigurations and prevent security drift. 
President/CPO: Lisa Umberger

Snowpack: The Paris-based company combines privacy and security in a unique overlay network to make someone’s data invisible on the internet.
CEO: Sebastien Groyer

NUTS Technologies Inc.: The Glencoe, Illinois-based startup claims to provide the world’s first smart data container designed for the network, making a person’s information private. Its secure modular data containers protect someone’s data in any environment without the need for centralized access controls.
CEO: Yoon Auh

Ragnarok: The Israel-based startup provides cloud cyber storage. The startup decentralizes and secures cloud storage using its technology to make the data stored quantum-safe. 

CloudWize.io: Another Israel-based company, CloudWize is a no-code platform for maximum cloud security and compliance. A single platform that automates security protection regardless of where the underlying services reside. 
CEO: Chen Goldberg

Crashtest Security: The Munich, Germany-based company offers a DAST scanner that supports agile development teams to release continuously secure web apps and APIs through black box scanning.
CEO: Felix Brombacher

Lessontrek: The Seattle-based firm provides and tracks cyber training. It provides real-life threat intel and vulnerabilities fixed by Microsoft. Lessontrek is owned and operated by a US Navy veteran with 10 years of startup and Fortune 500 experience on the frontlines of cybersecurity in Silicon Valley and Microsoft.
CEO: Jason Pessemier

Memi Corporation: The Winnipeg, Canada-based startup enables users to authenticate each other and to businesses using a centralized platform, while protecting the user’s personal information. Each user is linked to a government-issued photo ID, providing verified and trusted user data.
CEO: Kevin Gordon

Metapyxl: The Delaware City, Detroit-based company uses a digital content authentication software providing solutions to address vulnerabilities associated with protecting digital media while giving creators a peer-to-peer trusted marketplace to safely distribute their protected content.
CEO: Tiffany Walling McGarity

At the end of the program on April 6, the startups will pitch to investors during the Wave’s Demo Day event. 

This cybersecurity accelerator was created with help from a $100,000 gift from ConnectWise Founder Arnie Bellini and his wife, Lauren Bellini, through their foundation, Bellini Better World.

Other funding partners include A-LIGN, KnowBe4 and EY and strategic partners, which include Jabil and Raymond James. 

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