See the brightest start-ups in the virtual RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
For 16 years, cybersecurity's boldest new innovators have competed in the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest to put the spotlight on their potentially game-changing ideas. In 2021, 10 finalists will again have three-minutes to make their pitch to a panel of judges while demonstrating groundbreaking cybersecurity technologies to the broader RSA Conference community. Hear from panel judge Niloo Howe on what’s trending in cybersecurity innovation.

Since the start of the contest, the top 10 finalists have collectively seen over 50 acquisitions and received $5.2 billion in investments.

Submissions for this year’s contest have closed. Don’t miss the announcement of the top 10 finalists on Thursday, April 15th. RSAC Innovation Sandbox will take place on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:20 AM PST. Tune in to find out who will be named the 2021 “Most Innovative Startup.”

The finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • What is the problem you are trying to solve? And for whom?
  • Originality and soundness of IP to solve problem
  • How much impact/reach will the product have in the next 12 months?
  • How will product get to market?
  • Leadership/Team experience
  • Market Validation (current clients)

Open to All Access and Content Pass holders.


Winner Testimonials

Sandbox Testimonial Dean
Sandbox Testimonial Dimitri
Sandbox Testimonial Oliver

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RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest judges that have a conflict of interest with a submitting company will abstain from evaluating the respective company. Participating judges evaluate companies based on the contest’s judging criteria. The judges’ scores are averaged and the finalists are ranked accordingly.