For 10 years, RSA Conference has highlighted companies with innovation information security products as part of its Innovation Sandbox Contest. Who will we see this year?
Every year, 10 companies go head-to-head on the Innovation Sandbox stage at RSA Conference to nab the "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference" title. Teams from each company present and demonstrate their product in front of a panel of judges and answer questions. Check out the Gallery of Victors to see the list of past winners.
To mark the contest's tenth anniversary, we asked past winners to talk about their experiences and to provide us with a company update. You can see what Sourcefire, Invincea, and Appthority had to say.
This Q&A is with Sinan Eren, co-founder and chief product officer of Remotium, the winner of the "Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2013" crown.
RSA Conference: What was the biggest benefit of winning Innovation Sandbox?
Eren: Winning the Innovation Sandbox gave Remotium an exceptional amount of press and analyst awareness that ended with us meeting our initial investor, Draper Nexus.
RSA Conference: What did you learn as part of your experience with the contest?
Eren: Time management is hard on a live stage. The experience definitely informed how we participate in live presentations going forward.
RSA Conference: What would you say to someone thinking about entering the contest?
Eren: The Innovation Sandbox presents budding entreprenuers with a terrific platform to showcase their technology innovation and generate traction for their product.
RSA Conference: Has the experience in the contest, or winning the contest influenced the company’s growth?
Eren: Winning the contest helped Remotium gain visibility in the market, leading to our first investment round. Our win was fairly recent, 2013, so it still makes a good conversation topic with prospects.
If your company is doing something innovative in information security, check out the submission guidelines. Hope to see you on stage in April!