Catalyst Cyber Accelerator Program

By mmuise

Catalyst Cyber Accelerator, a three-and-a-half-month program, is the first and only commercial accelerator of its kind in Canada, and is designed to help early-stage cybersecurity companies grow into industry leaders.

Comments on Funding:

No funding provided.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must:

  • be Canadian start-up companies;
  • be Canadian scale-up companies:
  • fit the following criteria:
    a) a mission dedicated to solving a compelling cybersecurity problem using innovative technology;
    b) a driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team with a clearly laid-out organizational roadmap;
    c) demonstrated monthly recurring revenue — for at least three consecutive months — from a viable product;
    d) at least one FTE dedicated to sales and revenue development;
  • be expected to maximize the available resources to help scale their business and are required to take time out of day-to-day business operations;
  • be proficient in spoken and written English;
  • have registered business operations in Canada. Exceptions to the above criteria may be made on a case-by-case basis for promising companies in certain parts of the tech ecosystem.
Application Steps:

1. Applicants (companies) must complete the online application form.

2. Applications will be reviewed by the Accelerator team and information will be validated against application criteria. Businesses may be required to submit additional information.

3. The initial interview is an opportunity for startups to pitch their business idea to the Accelerator team. Companies may then be invited to a second interview where they’ll be required to share more information on the technical aspects of the business and organizational roadmap.

Documentation Needed:

1. Applicants (companies) must submit a completed online application form, including:
a) an overview of their organization, product, market, leadership and journey to date;
b) a pitch deck and/or demo video.
2. If accepted into the program, companies will be required to provide business registration and insurance information before signing a confirmation of participation.

Other Things to Note:

1.The Catalyst Cyber Accelerator is supported by the Government of Canada, Rogers Communications and the City of Brampton.

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