Exclusive Networking Event - $1 million NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge

24 January 2019
15:30h - 18:00h
HSD Campus, Wilhelmina van Pruijsenweg 104, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Organised by:
HSD, Startupdelta, TIIN Capital/Dutch Security TechFund, KPN Ventures

NYCx is launching the NYCx Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge to tackle the following question: How might we make every small and midsize business in New York City and beyond as resilient to cybersecurity attacks as a Fortune 500 company? The challenge is co-led by a worldwide leading venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)


Do you want to know more about the opportunities of the new $1 million Cyber Moonshot Challenge and the JVP incentive package for finalists including 1mln USD investment, acceptance in NYC cyber hub and internationalization support? Join the exclusive networking event on 24 January 2019.


The challenge calls on industry experts to develop and deliver new, affordable, and scalable solutions to protect small and midsize businesses from the dangers of cyber attacks globally, starting in NYC. JVP is committing over $1 million investment to be awarded to selected proposals. In addition, finalists will be accepted to the HUB.NYC by JVP businesses development program, aimed at market-ready cybersecurity companies, assisting in strategy, businesses development, marketing, and company building aspects. Deadline for proposals is 8 February 2019.


During this event, you will hear from Erel Margalit, the founder of JVP, a politician, and philanthropist. Mr. Margalit is one of the people behind Israel's economic success. He's founded the highly successful Be'er Sheva CyberTech cluster and his team is now working in collaboration with the city of New York on the HUB.NYC cyber cluster. Mr. Margalit will give more information about the challenge, the new Cyber Security hub New York City and in addition 6 selected startups can pitch their cybersecurity solution to JVP during a one-on-one meeting.



15.30 hrs walk in and registration

16.00 hrs welcome by moderator Katja Berkhout, director international StartupDelta

16.05 hrs introductions by Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau (special envoy Startupdelta) and Joris den Bruinen (director HSD)

16.15 hrs keynote on global trends in cybersecurity, JVP's role and the NYCx moonshot challenge - Erel Margalit (founder and co-owner JVP) followed by Q&A

16.35 hrs several pitches of Dutch cyber security solutions

16.55 hrs panel discussion about cybersecurity for SME - Marijn Fraanje (CIO The Hague), Marjan Blumberg (Senior Tech & Media advisor), Joep Gommers (Founder & CEO EclecticIQ) and Barrel Kfir (senior associate & cyber expert JVP)   

17.30 - 18.00 hrs networking & drinks at HSD Plaza


Prior to the event: 6 one-on-one meetings between selected Dutch cybersecurity startups with Erel Margalit/Barrel Kfir, JVP/moonshot challenge.


This small curated network event is designed for cyber security companies and selected network partners and policy makers.


Register via the button above to join the event. Would you like to pitch your cybersecurity solution to JVP, please let us know via the remark field in the registration form (Only six places available). Please note: registration deadline for the one-on-one meetings is Friday January 18 and the selection is made by JVP.


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HSD Partners involved