Tech Nation’s national cyber security growth programme revealed

Tech Nation, the UK network for digital tech entrepreneurs, has revealed the 20 fast-growth cyber security scaleups in the UK accepted onto their first national cyber security growth programme.

The six-month programme, funded by the UK Government and supported by global cyber security market-leaders Tessian, Digital Shadows, Darktrace and CensorNet, is aimed at helping to accelerate the growth of the UK’s most promising cyber security firms.

“In recent years the success for a handful of UK Cyber Security innovators is more than could be imagined,” said Ollie Bone, Cyber Programme Lead at Tech Nation. “They have enhanced the nation’s reputation for producing world-class technology, while also helping to pave the way for many more startups hoping to follow suit.

“Concurrently the market for cyber security is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and this conspires to make our cohort of scaleups exciting ones to watch.”

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Following the call for applications in February, the successful cohort was chosen by a panel of expert judges from the public and private sector. The judges assessed applicants against their growth record to date, current scaling plans and expertise, and long-term business potential (both nationally and internationally).

Of the 20 businesses joining the programme, 45% are based outside of London, with cohort headquarters located in nine different cities across the UK (Reading, Belfast, Cheltenham, London, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Caerphilly and Brighton & Hove).

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The cohort will access a series of workshops led by industry leaders such as Darktrace, Deep3 and Digital Shadows — kicking off at the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds on 2nd/3rd May.

The members of the new cohort are:

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Andrew Ross

As a reporter with Information Age, Andrew Ross writes articles for technology leaders; helping them manage business critical issues both for today and in the future