THE INAUGURAL MARYLAND CYBER DAY
Maryland Cyber Day is a collaborative effort being led by three of the state's leading innovation and technology-focused organizations in conjunction with three key local, state and national industry partners and with support from a variety of businesses, organizations and government entities.
This activity-filled day is designed to highlight and celebrate Maryland’s cybersecurity entrepreneurs, innovators and companies and connect them with two vital tools for growth and success – investment capital and customers – from Maryland and beyond. Maryland Cyber Day will include the Pitch Across Maryland Bus Tour and our signature event - the Cyber Solutions Marketplace – with activities including technology demos/exhibits, switch pitches (from technology seeking businesses), Top 10 cybersecurity technology provider pitches, investor panel discussion, “tech giants” panel discussion, and private connections/business matchmaking meetings.
STRT1UP Road Show & Pitch Across Maryland Competition
8 AM – 4 PM
A statewide celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship, the STRT1UP Road Show is hosting a Cyber Competition as part of the larger Pitch Across Maryland and invites 5 qualified cyber companies to pitch at each of the cyber-related stops on this day. Pitching companies have the opportunity to participate in various activities at the Cyber Solutions Marketplace and are eligible to be selected as finalists in the Pitch Across Maryland Competition which concludes with the announcement of two winners in November 2016.
Cyber Solutions Marketplace
NCCoE, Rockville, 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Designed to showcase and connect emerging, commercially available cybersecurity technologies that address real-time, real world cybersecurity challenges being faced by businesses across all industry sectors with businesses seeking such solutions as well as with investors. Through online and in-person activities:
o Investors (angel, VC and institutional) will have access to innovatively disruptive companies sourced specifically for participation in this event with a first-hand opportunity to engage with and potentially invest in companies/technologies of interest.
o Businesses and government entities seeking cybersecurity solutions will be introduced to solution-providers and have the opportunity to purchase from, partner with and/or acquire solutions of interest.
o Cybersecurity companies will have the opportunity to demonstrate/showcase their technologies and meet with technology-seeking businesses, government entities and investors.
CAMI Birthday Bash/MD Cyber Day Wrap-Up Reception
NCCoE, Rockville, 4-6 PM
This fun-filled reception will wrap up MD Cyber Day in a festive way and will celebrate the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.’s (CAMI) one-year anniversary. Enjoy music, food, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, piñata bashing and networking and discover the Grand Prize Winners from the Marketplace’s “Top 10″ pitches.
Questions? Email info@MDcyber.com. Visit our Maryland Cyber Day website here.