Launch Pad

RSAC Launch Pad is Back!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 2:25 – 3:15 PM PT | Sandbox
Open to Full Conference Pass and Expo Plus Pass holders

Behind every great cybersecurity company is a stroke of genius that started it all. It can happen anywhere—at the kitchen table, in the garage, or in a computer lab at university. But when it comes to getting those ideas off the ground, there’s no better place than RSAC Launch Pad.

Think you’ve cracked the code to a vexing security challenge? RSAC Launch Pad is the place to test it out – or to watch the innovation unfold before your eyes. From nascent ideas to solutions on the cusp of being the next big thing, three participants pitch their bold ideas Shark Tank®-style to industry veterans for strategy advice and community awareness. Submissions will open on or around January 10, 2023.

First stop RSAC Launch Pad. Next stop RSAC Innovation Sandbox. And then, well, the sky’s the limit.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Company has been incorporated for two years or less. Companies are not required to be fully formed. Teams simply need a great idea with the potential to become something more significant.
  • Company is privately held with $0 profit and no more than $2,500,000 in investment (“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).
  • Product or idea 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 2023 (April 24-27, 2023)