ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The CyberMaryland Conference scheduled for October 28-29, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland will host two sessions focused on securing venture funding for startup and late stage cyber security companies. The sessions will provide an opportunity for startups to connect directly with experienced cyber investors and will include two activities - the Cyber Shark Tank and the Cyber Investor Connection.
During the Cyber Shark Tank up to ten qualified early- stage companies will pitch before cyber investor "sharks" for cash prizes. Selected companies will present and receive feedback for 10-15 minutes from investors during a two-hour session on October 29th. To participate, companies must be in the seed or early stage, have an innovative cyber technology and a scalable business model. Judges will consist of venture capital and angel investors, bankers and serial entrepreneurs.
The Cyber Investor Connection, also scheduled for October 29th, will match growth-stage cyber companies with investors for one-on-one meetings. Participating investors will be interested in learning about innovative information security technologies and willing to provide, to select companies, opportunities to pitch before investment teams.
"We are excited to be able to connect venture capital and angel funding sources with leading cyber companies in the country at CyberMaryland," said Rick Kohr, CEO, Evergreen Advisors and CyberMaryland's Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Emerging Technology Advisory Committee Lead. "Access to capital is a critical ingredient to building great companies – this venue provides access to some of the leading sources of growth capital in the nation."
To apply for both events, early and growth cyber start-up companies should visit: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdsharktank/submissions.aspx and complete the on-line applications on or before September 15th. Selected participants will be notified the first week of October. To register for the CyberMaryland Conference, visit: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/attendeereg.aspx
About CyberMaryland Conference
Launched in 2011, the two-day Cyber Maryland Conference is driven by a public-private partnership guided by a volunteer Industry Advisory Board consisting of business leaders, top educators, and public sector representatives. Timely and informative, the event provides an annual forum to unite private sector businesses, federal, state and local government, academia and the developing workforce. The conference is supported and funded by over 100 private companies, educational institutions and government organizations. Now in its 5th year, the Conference will continue to address the security challenges facing our nation's digital infrastructure, reinforce Maryland's position as the epicenter of cybersecurity, and help fulfill Maryland's responsibility to support America's cybersecurity mission. The Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC www.fbcinc.com) has produced The Cyber Maryland Conference from its inception, providing capital, personnel and expertise to launch and grow the program. More than 2,500 people participated in 2014. For more information, call 2408412205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow CyberMaryland on Twitter @CyberMaryland or LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theCyberMD.
About CyberMaryland Industry Advisory Board Committee Members & Chairs
The CyberMaryland Conference Industry Advisory Board is comprised of: Conference Co-Chairs, David Powell – Federal Business Council, Inc. and Larry Letow, Convergence Technologies; Economic Development & the Business of Cyber, Tom Sadowski – Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore; Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Emerging Technology, Rick Kohr – Evergreen Advisors; Cyber Education & Workforce Development, Rick Geritz – LifeJourney; National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Larry Letow – Convergence Technologies; Maryland Cyber Challenge, Danielle Poblete – Leidos; CyberMaryland Showcase, Gabriel Wollner – Federal Business Council and Job Fair, Kathleen Smith – ClearedJobs.Net.
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