Great ideas start in the sandbox. The RSAC Innovation Sandbox, that is.

A Virtual Experience
May 17 – 20, 2021

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The RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest brings out cybersecurity's boldest new innovators who have made it their mission to minimize risk. Each year, 10 finalists grab the spotlight for a three-minute pitch while demonstrating groundbreaking security technologies to the broader RSA Conference community.

Since the start of the contest. the top 10 finalists have collectively seen 48 acquisitions and received $5.2 billion in investments.


Think your company has what it takes?

Online submissions open on February 9, 2021 and close on March 5, 2021.

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Here's How It Works

1. Have an Unforgettable Product That:

  • Launched between December 1, 2019 and December 1. 2020
  • Matches an identified problem in the cybersecurity marketplace
  • Takes an original and sound approach to solving a problem
  • Has the potential to make a significant impact on cybersecurity
  • Is validated through a client's purchase and implementation of product

2. Have a Cyber-star Company Who:

  • Has a management team with a successful track record
  • Can deliver the product to market
  • Is privately owned with less than $SM in revenue in 2019

3. Read Contest Terms and Conditions and Submission Tips. Submit your form before March 5, 2021 at 8 PM PT.

4. Review and Notification Process:

  • All entries are reviewed and ranked by a panel of judges that include venture capital professionals, CISOs, entrepreneurs and other outstanding industry experts.
  • The lucky top 10 finalists will be notified late March 2021. 

5. Prepare and Present:

  • Prepare the best three-minute pitch the world has ever seen, focusing on why your company is the most innovative in cybersecurity.
  • Present and pitch to a panel of expert judges in front of a virtual audience on ??????????????.

6. Winner Announcement at ????????????.

  • The top 10 finalists will also be featured on the website and included in additional RSA Conference public relations efforts.

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