ECCC Access-2-Finance Series

ECCC Access-2-Finance Series

Don’t miss your chance to meet with fellow cybersecurity entrepreneurs and industry leaders and attend the pitches & B2B meetings

The ECCC Access-2-Finance Series is organised by European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC), CenSec, DigitalLead, Aalborg University and Women4Cyber, will take place on the 9th May 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups will take the stage and have the unique opportunity to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and meet with leading investors and corporates from around Europe.

Date: 9 May 2023, 10:00 – 17:00

Location: AAU Copenhagen, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 Copenhagen

Price: Free

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ECSO’s STARtup Award 2023
The two best cybersecurity companies participating in the ECCC Access-2-Finance Series will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s Cybersecurity STARtup Award 2023. Nominees will be selected by the local jury and will be invited to participate in the final competition, which will be held in early 2024. During the final ceremony, nominees will pitch to the European jury and will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, corporate executives and cybersecurity experts. For more information, visit ECSO’s STARtup Award!

Special Women4Cyber STARtup Award
Cybersecurity companies (co-)founded by women and/or companies with at least 50% female employees will also be nominated for the Women4Cyber STARtup Award.

The ECCC Access-2-Finance Series is organised back-to-back of the V2 Security Conference (10th-11th May 2023, it’s free to attend but registration is required. It is a unique opportunity to attend these two cybersecurity events with leading content, renowned speakers and some of Europe’s most exiting cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups.

Medfinansieret af Uddannelses- og Forskningsstyrelsen


10.00-10.30: Registrations and light breakfast

10.30-10.40: Welcome remarks by CenSec, DigitalLead and Aalborg University

10.40-10.55: Opening remarks by Francesco Barbato, Head of Sectors at the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

10.55-11.10: Presentation of the Jury Members

  • Hans-Christof Quelle, Venture Partner, eCAPITAL
  • Ulrich Seldeslachts, Managing Director, LSEC –Leaders in Security & Co-Chair, ECSO Working Group 2 on Market Knowledge, Development and Investments
  • Samant Khajuria, Chief Specialist & Head of Cyber Security, Terma, R&D Leadership, DevSecOps
  • Alice Leth Sørensen, Managing Director and Partner, Venzo Cyber Security
  • Zaruhi Aslanyan, R&D Security Practitioner, Alexandra Institute
  • Jeppe Icedor Petersen, Innovation Project Manager and Startup Incubator Manager, CenSec
  • Jonas Hansen, Senior Funding Manager, DigitalLead
  • Ashutosh Dhar Dwivedi, Postdoc, Communication, Media and Information technologies, Aalborg University

11.10-12.00: 1st pitch session (5 minutes pitch, 3 minutes Q&A)

12.00-13.00: Lunch and networking

13.00-13.50: 2nd pitch session (5 minutes pitch, 3 minutes Q&A)

13.50-14.15: Coffee break

14.15-15.15: Panel discussion: “How do we strengthen and increase cyber defence capabilities in Denmark & its lessons for Europe”

A panel discussion about capability development in cyber security and cyber defence in particular, how to increase the number of cyber defence professionals, attract investments and maintaining a dynamic ecosystem in Denmark and Europe.

Moderated by Klaus Bolving, CEO, CenSec

15.15-15.25: Announcement of the nominees for the European STARtup Award & ceremonial picture

15.25-15.45: Keynote: Prof. Jens Myrup, Cybersecurity, Aalborg University & Head Coach, Danish National Cyber Security Team

15.45-15.50: Summary of the day & opening of B2B meetings

15.50-17.00: Informal B2B meetings

Call for cybersecurity investors and integrators

Are you an investor, industry expert or other cybersecurity enthusiast and interested in joining the ECCC Access-2-Finance Series as an attendee?

Sign up here.

Please note that definitive attendance will be subject to official confirmation after registration.

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Zaynab Al-Hussaini
+45 93 51 16 76
Aalborg University - CPH , A. C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450 København
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