Startups across the U.S., Australia Israel, Mexico and Singapore will join the Tampa Bay Wave’s CyberTech cohort.
The Tampa Bay Wave’s CyberTech|X 2023 Accelerator cohort will feature 15 companies. The key funding partners supporting the program include A-LIGN, KnowBe4 and Ernst & Young, and strategic partners 360 Advanced and Bank of America.
The accelerator, which has been running for three years, will be a three-month program that will offer mentoring from tech founders and cybersecurity industry giants, as well as providing sales training, pitch coaching and introductions to investors.
“It’s no secret that Florida has seen a major influx of entrepreneurs and investors relocating from traditional tech hubs. People across the country are finally recognizing what those of us in Florida already know… which is that our technology and startup ecosystems have been experiencing tremendous growth over the past five-10 years, including in sectors like cybersecurity,” Linda Olson, president and founder of Tampa Bay Wave, said in a news release.
“As cybersecurity threats continue to rise, programs like the CyberTech|X Accelerator can go a long way to address these growing security concerns, while showcasing Tampa Bay’s tech and cybersecurity talent and helping advance Wave’s mission to build Florida’s innovation economy.”
At the end of the March 29 program, the participating startups will pitch their companies to accredited investors, venture capitalists, cybersecurity industry leaders and others.
Meet the startups
Avertro: Avertro is an Australia-based company that’s built a cyber command platform that helps leaders manage, measure and report on their cybersecurity performance.
BreachQuest: BreachQuest is a Texas-based firm that is building its product called Priori that will reimagine the incident response process and minimize breach cost and downtime, automating up to 75% of an organization’s manual effort.
CleverFi: CleverFi is a Texas-based firm that helps businesses provide secure and reliable WiFi connections to their staff and users/guests.
Cyvatar: Cyvatar is a California-based firm that manages security subscriptions. It claims to be the first cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) provider.
DeviceTotal: DeviceTotal is based in Israel and is an auto-prevention attack platform that identifies security threats, automatically highlights the risk and provides risk information.
Hackmetrix: Hackmetrix is based in Mexico and helps Latin American startups and small and medium businesses to prove their security standing by allowing them to achieve compliance certifications and utilize monitoring tools.
Infiltron Software Suite: Infiltron is based in Georgia and provides a real-time cybersecurity solution, leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum.
Keep Aware: Keep Aware is a Texas-based firm that protects organizations through its browser-based solution that blocks phishing, data loss and malicious downloads while embedding cybersecurity awareness into every employee’s workday.
Phalanx: Phalanx is based in Virginia and provides security and visibility to data that resides outside databases (unstructured data) with Zero Trust Data Access (ZTDA).
Privacy Lock: Privacy Lock is a Colorado-based firm that offers one solution to global compliance with consumer privacy laws to handle the volume of consumer privacy requests and regulatory reporting requirements.
Seccuri: Seccuri is a California-based startup that has developed a global cybersecurity talent tech platform by using a proprietary algorithm.
Stratawise: Stratawise is a Tampa-based firm startup that’s developed to enable security-driven organizations to safely digitize processes.
X80 Security: X80 is based in Singapore and quantifies cyber risk in dollars and helps security information officers to maximize their budget.
Zendata: Zendata is a California-based firm that has a product for leaders to understand and mitigate their privacy risks through continuous monitoring of assets, starting with their websites.