Herndon, VA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
The MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator announced the expansion of its Stars Network with a global call for new members. The Stars Network includes successful cybersecurity entrepreneurs, domain experts, and industry thought leaders from throughout the United States. These mentors have committed to helping MACH37™ entrepreneurs validate their disruptive cybersecurity concepts and prepare their companies for investment.
“MACH37™ plays an important role in encouraging and improving entrepreneurship in security,” commented Nick Lantuh, Cofounder of NetWitness. “I am proud to support this mission by being a mentor and advisor to MACH37™ companies. By sharing the experience and insight we have gained in our careers with young companies, I believe Stars Network mentors are advancing the pace of innovation in security.”
Members of the Stars Mentor Network regularly meet and work with MACH37™ program’s energetic innovators. Being part of this network offers mentors a unique opportunity to stay plugged into the disruptive edge of security startups. As they become familiar with the companies, mentors have the opportunity to engage in more formal involvement as advisors or investors. In addition, mentors participate in MACH37™ Security Leaders Dinner series, events and Cohort Demo Days. Interest in the Cyber Accelerator program has now grown to a global scale with applications coming from Canada, Europe, and Australia. In response, MACH37™ is now expanding its call for mentors worldwide.
The Stars Network members may be viewed by visiting mentors.mach37.com. If you are interested in joining this prestigious network, please email: mentor[at]mach37[dot]com.
As previously announced, the application period for MACH37™ Fall 2014 (F14) Cohort is now open. Entrepreneurs with emerging products and companies are encouraged to apply for the F14 Cohort by visiting http://www.mach37.com and filling out the online application. The program is open to startups from any geography whose founders are ready to engage in a rigorous mentorship program designed to produce the next generation of leading security product companies. Evaluation of applications will begin in June, with final selections announced in August.
MACH37™ is the premier accelerator for information security entrepreneurs and startups. We go beyond the traditional model of typical business accelerators by bringing our innovators focused mentorship and support from our extensive network of visionaries, practitioners, and successful entrepreneurs in security. Our Spring and Fall sessions are designed to propel graduating companies into the marketplace, equipped with the skills to grow and compete for funding and market share. MACH37™ was launched in 2013 by the Center for Innovative Technology, in Herndon, Virginia. To learn more, please visit http://www.mach37.com and follow @MACH37cyber on Twitter.
About the Center for Innovative Technology
Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more, please visit http://www.cit.org. Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.