eurobits ECSO Start-up Pitch on 2 May 2022: apply now!

On 2 May, European cybersecurity start-ups will have the opportunity to present their company and ideas to an audience and a jury of European investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and other stakeholders. The fully digital eurobits ECSO Start-up Pitch 2022 is the perfect stage to make your own company internationally known and to find new partners.

Willi Mannheims, Kathi Frie (both eCapital), Rainer Baumgart (eurobits), Jannis Stemmann (Bosch CyberCompare), Silke Bargstädt-Franke (Federal Agency for Security in Information Technology), Ulrich Seldeslachts (LSEC and ECSO, among others), Carlos Moreira da Silva (Sonae IM) and Christof Paar (Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection) have already been appointed as jury members.

The actual pitch event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CET and will be streamed live via Youtube. Each pitch should last 7 minutes, followed by 3 minutes for Q&A.

From 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., investors and start-ups can meet in one-to-one meetings, which are of course not open to the public.

If you would like to take part in the pitch download the application form, fill it out and send it to We will consider all complete applications received by Noon on 11 April (Monday). After close scrutiny by our high-ranking jury, you will be given the opportunity to pitch. All start-ups are eligible to apply – whether in the seed phase or looking for Series B funding or business partnerships.

A note in advance: the jury will look at criteria such as the team, management experience, market potential, business model clarity or presentation quality during the pitch.

eurobits Start-up Pitch 2022 in cooperation with ECSO

The event will take place during the eurobits Security Summit 2022 and is part of the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award of the European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) – for the third time in a row.

The winner of our the eurobits Start-up Pitch will receive an attractive prize, and the two best-placed start-ups will qualify for the final of the European Cybersecurity STARTup Award organised by the ECSO. In the past two years, the renowned start-ups Physec, Madana, Nect as well as XignSys qualified for the final of the ECSO via our Start-up Pitch.

Women4Cyber STARtup Award

ECSO and the Women4Cyber Foundation have joined forces to give recognition to the cybersecurity companies founded or co-founded by women and/or to the companies with at least 50% female employees. The Women4Cyber STARtup Award will be given to the female-led company, selected by the jury for the ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days and ECSO’s Cybersecurity STARtup Award. Find all details in the application form.

NOTE: All information you provide in the application form is for selection purposes only and will not be made public at any point.

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