Denver Gains a One-of-a-Kind Tech Accelerator

June 21, 2016

SecureSet Accelerator is a new, unique Denver startup accelerator that is completely focused on cybersecurity. The mission of the accelerator is to help startup companies get funded, connected, and noticed in the commercial cybersecurity market. 

SecureSet Accelerator is launched by Denver's SecureSet, the nation's first cybersecurity academy, with a partnership from the Broomfield security firm, Webroot, as well as others that are currently unnamed.

The program is seen as the local security community coming together to jump-start technology aimed at fighting the growing number of cyberattacks and computer breaches.  

SecureSet Accelerator will select 8 firms to participate in their four month intensive program. The firms will receive a $40,000 investment, mentorship from experienced professionals in the field, and ready-access to potential customers. 

Co-founder, CTO, and managing partner of SecureSet, Alex Kreilein, who will also be mentoring the startups said: 

"It's not about making more cybersecurity startups, it's about helping make the promising startups make a difference in cybersecurity."  

To make the difference Kreilein discusses, SecureSet is with the firms every step of the way: from product design to development to the release and maintenance process. Additionally, SecureSet Accelerator is brining in mentors that are proven industry veterans, chosen specifically for each operational expertise. The full list of mentors has not yet been released, however those known include:

Bill Crowell, former Deputy Director of the U.S. National Security Agency

Mark Althouse, Technical Director of Mobility at the NSA 

Jonathan Trull, former Chief Information Security Officer at Optiv

Rhett Hernandez, chairman of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point

 

Continue reading HERE on the Code Talent blog. 

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