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Cybersecurity Ventures




Ayuntamiento de León    Ildefe     ICE. Junta Castilla y León    


Cybersecurity Ventures is the International Cybersecurity Acceleration Program organized by INCIBE in collaboration with the Regional Government of Castilla y Leon, through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León and the Institute for Development, Training and Employment of León (ILDEFE).


Objectives of the acceleration programme

This acceleration programme, whose first edition was launched in 2017, has as its main objective:

  • Encourage the development of new technology-based companies in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Support entrepreneurial talent in the maturation of their business projects in cybersecurity through the training, mentoring and networking with investors and entrepreneurial talent.
  • Contribute to the deployment of the cybersecurity strategy in Spain by linking it to the cybersecurity challenges contemplated in the Programme.
  • Complement the offer of activities promoted by INCIBE as a national centre of reference in cybersecurity.


Cybersecurity Ventures 2019 Basis (Non binding document - Automated Translation of CybersecurityVentures Terms)

Previous editions

Characteristics of the Acceleration programme

The acceleration programme develops activities both common to all the projects participating in the programme and specific to each of the projects. These activities are structured as follows

image acceleration programme

  • Customized Roadmap: Personalized analysis of each project and joint definition of the company’s Road map to establish the acceleration plan and identify the key value creation milestones to be achieved.
  • Mentoring: Guidance to develop the business idea together with a lead mentor and support of other specialized mentors according to the company’s requirements.
  • Training: Workshops and seminars designed to develop skills and competences in areas related to your business, the entrepreneurial ecosystem and your personal skills.
  • Networking with investors and entrepreneurs: Events with Investors, Business Angels, Venture Capitalist, Corporate Ventures… and facilitation of meeting to recruit new talent for the projects.
  • Demo day: Event in which the entrepreneurs who have participated in the acceleration program will present their projects.

How to apply?

It is very simple and will be an excellent opportunity for all those entrepreneurs who decide to participate, having three different channels to present their proposal:

  • E-mail: send mail to ventures@incibe.es
  • F6S Platform
  • Ordinary mail or courier service: Av. José Aguado, 41. Edificio INCIBE. 24005, León (España)

Required documentation:


Part A: Company's data

Part B: Project description

Part C: Motivation to attend in the acceleration programme



Participants will have access to prizes of up to €120,000 in cash:

  • €6,000 insured for all participants by successfully completing the acceleration program and complying with the acceleration plan.
  • €28,000 for the best project presented during the Demo Day.
  • €18,000 for the second best project presented during the Demo Day.
  • €14,000 for the third best project presented during the Demo Day.

Estimated Dates

Milestone Method Date
Registration and reception of proposals Web / email 29 March 2019 - 02 June 2019
Rectification Period According to the act of the Follow-up Commission 09 June 2019
Selection of 10 finalist business projects + 5 reserve projects Email / On-site 15 June 2019
Definition of the individualized road map On-site / Remote 30 June 2019
Face - to - face training, mentoring and networking with investors On-site / remote Until 20 October 2019
Demo Day On-site 22 - 23 de October 2019


If you have any questions or want more information, you can contact us through the following email address: send mail to ventures@incibe.es