RSAC Launch Pad

RSAC Launch PadMarriott Marquis (The Sandbox - Yerba Buena 8)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Behind every great cybersecurity company is a stroke of genius that started it all. It can happen anywhere. The kitchen. The car. But when it comes to getting those ideas off the ground, there’s no better place than the all-new RSAC Launch Pad.

Think you’ve cracked the code to an important security challenge? Then you've found the right place. If you are on the cusp of launching your product, don’t miss the chance to be one of three participants who will compete for investments by security venture capitalists, Enrique Salem, Ted Schlein and Theresia Gouw. Convince an investor that your product has strong potential for success and you might walk away with an investment that could propel your company to the next level.*

First stop RSAC Launch Pad. Next stop RSAC Innovation Sandbox. And then, well, the sky’s the limit. Applications are due by December 4, 2018. Please contact Cecilia Marnier with any questions or concerns.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Company has been incorporated for two years or less.
  • Company is privately held** with no revenue.
  • Company has no more than a first round of funding.
  • Product has the potential to make a significant impact on the information security space.
  • Product is not available for commercial sale to the public on or before RSA Conference 2019 (March 4  8, 2019), but is expected to be launched by summer 2019.

Submission Requirements:

  • Review Terms & Conditions.
  • Complete the online submission form (any question left blank will lead to automatic disqualification).
  • Submit a pitch deck.
  • If selected for the second round, be available for a video pitch and Q&A session with the venture investors in February 2019.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • What is the problem you are trying to solve? And for whom?
  • Originality and soundness of idea or product to solve problem.
  • How much impact/reach will the product have?

Presentation Requirements (Finalists Only):*** 

If selected, each Participant must:

  • Be available onsite at RSA Conference in San Francisco on March 5, 2019.
  • Present a prepared and practiced 5-minute live pitch on stage by your most senior-level executive to top venture capitalists. Following the pitch, venture capitalists will ask the presenter questions.
  • Execute and return participation agreement to RSAC by February 8, 2019.
  • Be open to signing a convertible bond agreement with one or more of the venture capitalists. And understand the funding offer is to the discretion of further discussion following the event.
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*Investment is not guaranteed.
**"Privately held" means the shares of the company are controlled by a small number of shareholders and are not publicly traded. Company must not be an affiliate of an entity whose shares are publicly traded. "Affiliate" shall mean a legal entity that is controlled by, controls, or is under common control with the company. "Control" means more than 20% of the voting power or ownership interests.
***Further presentation requirements and materials will be communicated to participants along with their status notification in early February 2019.

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