Many Cybersecurity SMEs believe that lack of finance is limiting their opportunities for growth. So this event is aimed at Cybersecurity SMEs, from the newly formed to those looking to scale-up, and will cover the spectrum of funding and finance support that is available as well as an opportunity to hear from a range of investors and business supporters.
As well as an update on the recently-launched UK National Cyber Security Strategy, there will be opportunities to hear and learn from SMEs who have successfully negotiated different stages of the funding landscape. Additionally there will be a limited number of slots available for SMEs to gain experience of pitching.
The event will conclude with a lively panel discussion on whether finance really is the limiting factor for successfully growing a cybersecurity SME.
09:30 Registration & refreshments
10:15 Welcome and Introduction
- Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Network
- Matthew Ridley, CyLon/Winton Capital
- Conrad Prince, Cyber Security Growth Ambassador, DCMS
The Funding Landscape / Support for Innovation & Growth
- Ian Tracy - Knowledge Transfer Network; Head of Access to Funding & Finance
- Nigel Walker - Innovate UK; Head of New Financial Products
Panel Session : Early Stage Funding
- Rupert Cook - Red Penguin Ventures
- Mike Kennedy - Restoration Partners
- Kully Johal - Amaryllis Ventures
An Introduction to the Cyber Exchange
- Mike Spain, Cyber Growth Partnership
12:30 Lunch & networking & funding provider tabletops
The National Cyber Security Strategy - how to build a Cyber Security Ecosystem
- Rosalind Redfern, Cabinet Office
Panel Session : Later stage funding
- Nazo Moosa - Technology Investor
- Roy Williamson - Venture Capital Unit, Department for International Trade
- Chris Wheatcroft - Tech Club Manager, Angels Den
- Karen McCormick, Chief Investment Officer, Beringea LLP
- CheckRecipient - Tim Sadler
- Galaxkey - Laurence Haslop
- Digital Shadows - James Merrick
Discussion Session : "Growing a cybersecurity SME - is finance really the issue?" led by
- Ben Brabyn - Head of Level39
- Robin Kennedy - Knowledge Transfer Network
16:00 Event close & further networking
This event is open to bona-fide already formed cybersecurity SMEs. We expect the event to be well-subscribed and therefore reserve the right to limit numbers.
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The Knowledge Transfer Network
The Knowledge Transfer Network is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.
We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.