Backed by CISOs and other corporate executives and the venture capital firm Cultivation Capital, SixThirty CYBER is a business development program that invests up to $250,000 in a handful of cyber security-based technology startup companies each year. The selected companies receive hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the top CISOs and executives of regional private companies (like financial services, manufacturing, and aerospace/defense) as well as Federal Sector leaders in defense, finance & intelligence nationally.
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Why St. Louis and Why D.C.?
St. Louis and D.C. present great market opportunities for Cyber startups. St. Louis has big company customers with wide network reach within industries increasingly targeted by hackers, spies and crooks. St. Louis is home not only to financial services, but also to Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and healthcare IT giants like Centene, BJC and Express Scripts. And St. Louis universities have been successfully focused on generating a talent pool in security and defense to help startups fill their staffing needs. With all this, SixThirty CYBER connects the dots within St. Louis region to access the business, intelligence & military community locally, and then nationally to the broader Federal agency and GSE leadership in D.C., on behalf of its cohort.
Our Corporate and Federal Sector Partners
Security Advisor Alliance
Security Advisor Alliance is the nation’s predominant Cyber Threat and Information Security organization founded by industry leading CISOs. They serve on the investment selection committee, as mentors and advisors, but perhaps most importantly, Security Advisor Alliance provides SixThirty CYBER companies direct access to the buyers and decision-makers to the regional, as well as national cyber security community. The members of the Security Advisor Alliance include:
Anheuser Busch InBev
SVP & Deputy CISO
CISO & CSO
VP Information Risk & Security
Heartland Payment Systems
InfoSec Advisor, LLC
Leading Private Equity Group
Chief Security Officer
Dir Cyber Threat & Intelligence
SVP Corporate Risk CISO/IT Risk
VP Office of the CISO
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Info Sec Chief
Dir Infor Sec & Compliance
The Collingwood Group provides for our Washington, D.C. operations out of the business advisory firm’s offices at 1700 Pennsylvania Ave. Collingwood was founded to help clients grow and protect their businesses. By partnering with them, and meeting in D.C. at least twice throughout the 14 week cohort, we align the former head of FHA, the former head of Ginnie Mae, and additional partners who have held senior leadership positions in HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other major financial services organizations. Their strengths enable SixThirty CYBER to identify and secure business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; and help startups comply with, interpret and operate effectively within the ever-changing regulatory environment.