The MACH37™ Cybersecurity Accelerator announced today the launch of its Spring 2015 (S-15) session for cybersecurity startups. With the five companies selected for S-15, MACH37 will have invested in 22 cybersecurity start-ups in the past 18 months. The companies selected for S-15 were based on their unique technology, innovative approach to solving real world security problems and disruptive market solutions.
As a focused business accelerator, MACH37™ brings together domain experts, successful cybersecurity entrepreneurs, and investors familiar to the security market to create a platform for success for innovators and their startups. The MACH37™ program consists of an intense 90-day program in which the selected startups are mentored in all aspects of creating a sustainable and successful business.
Participants receive a $50,000 investment to develop and launch their ideas into emerging, investable companies. By drawing on MACH37™’s large network of successful security professionals, business experts and entrepreneurs, companies involved in the program are guided toward creating successful cybersecurity companies that can establish market leadership positions.
“Our Spring class of companies brings an impressive, innovative collection of technologies to solve vexing security and business issues,” said Rick Gordon, Managing Partner of MACH37™. “We actively engage security innovators globally who bring fresh approaches to thwarting increasingly aggressive worldwide cyber threats. We’re excited to welcome our five startups and look forward to introducing them to our network of successful security business leaders, investors, and to a market looking for security solutions that can reduce cyber threats.”
The five companies that were selected for the S-15 Cohort of MACH37™ are:
· Anatrope – Teague Newman, Co-Founder
· Atomicorp – (www.atomicorp.com) - Michael Shinn and Scott Shinn, Co-Founders
· JeKuDo – Elissa Shevnsky – Founder and CEO
· Nelson- Harris – John Nelson and Jim Harris – Co-Founders
· Shevirah – (www.bulbsecurity.com) - Georgia Weidman, Founder and CEO
Investors, customers, partners, and future applicants are encouraged to visit MACH37™ and meet the Spring Class to experience the energy and breadth of ideas that we are honored to nurture and host.
About MACH37™, www.mach37.com
MACH37™ is the premier accelerator for information security entrepreneurs and startups. We go beyond the traditional model of typical business accelerators by bringing our innovators focused mentorship and support from our extensive network of visionaries, practitioners, and successful entrepreneurs in security. Our Spring and Fall sessions are designed to propel graduating companies into the marketplace, equipped with the skills to grow and compete for funding and market share. MACH37™ was launched in 2013 by the Center for Innovative Technology, in Herndon, Virginia. To learn more, please visit www.mach37.com and follow @MACH37cyber on Twitter.
About the Center for Innovative Technology, www.cit.org
Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit www.cit.org. Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.