MACH37 Announces SAP National Security Services, Inc.® as Platinum Sponsor

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SAP NS2 expands MACH37 network with valuable experience and expertise

MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

We are excited to announce the welcomed participation of SAP NS2, who shares our desire to push the cybersecurity industry forward as pioneers of innovation.

The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator announced today that SAP National Security Services, Inc.® (SAP NS2®) has agreed to participate as a MACH37 Platinum Sponsor.

“The mission of our accelerator program is to help security innovators and researchers build upon their work to create commercially-available solutions that can defeat the growing threat of attacks against enterprises and their users. We are committed to cultivating state-of-the-art techniques that will prevent, detect, and combat these advanced threats,” said Rick Gordon, MACH37 Managing Partner. “We are excited to announce the welcomed participation of SAP NS2, who shares our desire to push the cybersecurity industry forward as pioneers of innovation. SAP NS2 provides valuable expertise from the perspective of the national security mission and public sector market. We look forward to working with them to address the ever-evolving and increasingly complex challenges as we seek to foster solutions to the next generation of cyber threats.”

As a MACH37 Platinum Sponsor, SAP NS2 will receive unparalleled access to the leading edge information security entrepreneurs and innovators that make up the MACH37 portfolio. SAP NS2 will also participate on the MACH37 Executive Advisory board, which helps guide the accelerator’s innovation strategy and provides early stage input on the selection of companies that will be accepted into the program.

“Cyberattacks are an asymmetric and evolving threat to the security of our country. SAP NS2 is pleased to partner with MACH37 to advance and enable the application of innovative technologies to help defend the national security, commercial and critical infrastructure communities from these threats,” said Steve Fehr, Senior Vice President, SAP NS2.

“Cyber Security is a pillar of the New Virginia Economy,” said Karen Jackson, Virginia Secretary of Technology. “Extending Virginia’s leadership position in the sector can only be accomplished through partnership with private sector leaders such as SAP NS2. We are very pleased to have them as a MACH37 sponsor.”

Founded by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and initially funded by the Virginia General Assembly, MACH37 is an intense 90-day program in which competitively selected startups are coached in all aspects of creating a successful and sustainable business. At the end of each session, the startups participate in a Demo Day where they pitch to a crowd of investors and industry experts. The Fall 2016 (F16) Cohort is currently in session and will culminate at Demo Day on December 6th, 2016. Upon completion of the F16 program, MACH37 will have launched 40 innovative cyberecurity startups in just three years. SAP NS2 joins two previously announced MACH37 Platinum Sponsors; General Dynamics Mission Systems and Amazon Web Services.

About MACH37,
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. 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. 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 startup companies and advanced technology consumers. Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.

About SAP National Security Services, Inc. ® (SAP NS2®),
At SAP NS2, we are driven to defend. We provide innovative computing, analytics, and cloud solutions that accelerate the pace of data fusion, analysis and action. Our solutions help leaders better manage the business of the mission from the back office to the battlefield, delivering a critical offset over the adversary. As an independent subsidiary of SAP, we’re backed by game changing technology, staffed by 100% U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, dedicated to meeting the unique mission requirements of U.S. national security organizations.

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