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Cyber Security for SMB

Until Sep 13, 2020

Become Kaspersky innovation partner!

Join the program and launch a Pilot with corporation!

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What We’re Looking For

We are looking for the most advanced projects working at the edge of cybersecurity

Kaspersky Open Innovation Program is inviting innovative Cyber security startups focused on Small & Medium Businesses with:

  • Expertise in related areas
  • Own Technology
  • Developed MVP

Techological areas

Protection for Cloud Users, Data, & Apps

1.Cloud access security broker (CASB)
2.Data loss prevention (DLP), including personal data
3.SaaS Apps Firewall
4.Integrations with popular apps (Email clients, Banking apps, Messengers, CRMs etc.)

Network Security Technologies

1.Software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN)
2.Software Defined Perimeter (ZTNA/SDP)
3.Cloud applications granular control
4.Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS)
5.Cloud IDPS (intrusion detection and prevention)
6.User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UAС/UEBA)
7.Web Application and API Protection (WAAP & WAF)
8.Wi-Fi isolation and protection
9.RBI (remote browsing isolation)

What We Offer

Piloting project and testing your solution

Access to Kaspersky’s client base of over 400 million users and 250+ thousands corporate clients; regional and HQ offices, business development and technical resources and expertise;

Long-term partnership with Kaspersky, Product Integration & Product license purchase;

Invitation to Online Demo Days, participation in global partner conferences and other events

How It Works

  • Call Opens
    Until September 13, 2020
  • Call Closes
  • Committee
  • Online Demo Days
    September 29-30, 2020
  • Agreements

About us

Kaspersky is a leading global cybersecurity company:
our security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats and to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe.

400+ million users are protected by our technologies

250+ thousands corporate clients within our business portfolio

30+ offices around the world with operations in 200+ countries

FAQ

General questions

Why are you organizing this Program?

We think the ‘challenge’ format is the best way to get closer to new forms of innovation and to enhance the growth of new joint business initiatives based on cooperation between Kaspersky Innovation Hub and tech startups.

What is the value for your clients?

We believe that through this sort of activity we can bring multiple values to our current customers and prospects, as well as to tech startups. Therefore, we invite you to build these values together with us

The values we bring are:

  • Globally recognized cybersecurity vendor selects best-in-class solutions to address security needs even faster.
  • Solutions that complement our portfolio, integrate with our technologies to combine and maximize values for your corporate cyber-defense strategy.
  • We scout, validate, nurture and enhance the most advanced and disruptive technologies to support your digital transformation.
Is it an incubation or acceleration program?

Neither.

We are a leading cybersecurity solutions provider; our focus is business. Through this program we aim to test your product/service, validate its technical and business potential and develop the business jointly.

Once selected, we will draw up a cooperation agreement accordingly, and you will receive support from our dedicated team to scale your solution globally.

Do I have to give away some equity shares?

No, we are not asking for any equity in exchange for prizes.

Organizational questions

How does a startup apply?

The application process is very easy: click on “Apply” to register and fill in the form by September 13, 2020.

Check out the details on the website

Can I submit my idea or solution as an individual or can I only apply on behalf of a team?

Our focus is preferably for ongoing company projects with a working team rather than an individual. Nonetheless, if you have an outstanding individual project, we would encourage you to apply!

How mature does the solution need to be?

We are looking for innovative solutions with developed MVP.

What are the benefits of applying?

We offer a wide range of benefits to startups:

  • Pilot project with Kaspersky and product/service validation;
  • Invitation to pitch at our online demo days, to our Kaspersky global team and a jury of our experts;
  • Licence acquisition;
  • Product integration within Kaspersky product;
  • Co-sales and revenue sharing in Kaspersky’s regions of presence
  • Support for product development, marketing through multiple media channels and events;
  • Access to channel partners (including distributors and re-sellers);
  • Access to own clients and prospects via Kaspersky sales and presales force;
  • Opportunity to scale globally and be promoted globally in every region where Kaspersky has a presence.
Are you thinking of investing in my company?

We are open to the possibility of investing and/or proposing to share the capital in a startup.

What is the deadline for applications?

Online applications close on Sunday, Sep 13, at 23h59.

Can we send our application directly?

Yes. Kaspersky is accepting proposals through the application form at this link

Who can see my application?

The reviewer team of Kaspersky will be responsible for evaluating your project..

Can I submit my entry in my native language?

Application forms will only be accepted in English.

When will I find out if my company has been selected?

We will send an email informing you whether your company has been selected or not 2 weeks after the deadline for submissions (September 13). Stay tuned!

What happens after the submission deadline? What will happen if my project is selected?

We will perform a rigorous validation process involving two phases:

  • We analyze all the submitted projects and create a shortlist of those with the most potential;
  • Shortlisted projects undergo a second stage (pre-validation) that includes technical, business and market characteristics.

Those projects that successfully pass the pre-validation phase will be included in the list of finalists and invited to pitch at the Online Demo Days on the 29th and 30th of September. We will notify you if you have been selected to participate in the Demo Days and send you all the necessary information. We will also help you fine-tune your pitch presentation via dedicated one-to-one online coaching sessions prior to the event.

What will happen during the Demo Day?

You will have the opportunity to present your project in front of a jury of experts from Kaspersky Innovation Hub & the Kaspersky Business Units.

Do startups have to pitch in English?

As it is an international competition with international judges and attendees, we ask all startups to pitch in English.

What will happen after the Demo Day?

The participants with the most promising projects will be offered the chance to enter into cooperation agreements with Kaspersky Innovation Hub. The cooperation agreements will be drawn up, negotiated and finalized on a bilateral basis, between each startup and Kaspersky Innovation Hub.

Still have questions?

If your question isn’t answered here, don’t hesitate to email us at ihub@kaspersky.com

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