CIT to Host MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator Launch Event

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Governor Bob McDonnell to Discuss how the Nation’s First Public-Private Sector Accelerator will Create Jobs and Enhance Virginia’s Role as a National Cybersecurity Leader

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The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today it will host an event with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell launching the MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The Accelerator is a program designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cybersecurity companies in Virginia. Supported by Governor McDonnell, the General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million to CIT to start and operate the Accelerator for two years, after which the Accelerator will secure private funding. MACH37 is the nation’s first public-private sector Cyber Accelerator program.

WHAT        MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Launch

WHEN        Thursday, September 12, 2013

12:15 pm    Attendee/Media Sign In

        1:10 pm    Brief Introductions and Remarks

  •     Donna Morea, Chair, Emeritus, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
  •     Dave Merkel, CTO, Mandiant
  •     Anup Ghosh, CEO Invincea
  •     Pete Jobse, CIT President and CEO

        1:30 pm     Accelerator Office Suite Tour

        1:55 pm    The Honorable Governor Bob McDonnell, Governor of Virginia        

        2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 600
        Herndon, Virginia 20170


Media interested in attending may register with Mary Alice Johnson at maryalice[at]connellyworks[dot]com or by phone (571) 323-2585, ext. 2140. Please plan to arrive with press credentials no later than 12:45 pm.

About MACH37™,
MACH37™ is a cybersecurity accelerator focused on creating companies that will deliver the next generation of cybersecurity solutions. MACH37™ was conceived and developed by the Center for Innovative Technology and is supported by a community of hundreds of cybersecurity leaders who contribute to company development. MACH37™ is a market centric accelerator focusing singularly on cyber technology products and the markets they serve.

About the Center for Innovative Technology,
Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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