SpeedUpSecure Final Pitch Day 2023

September 21, 2023, 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Location: Fraunhofer SIT and Livestream

We cordially invite you to the closing event of the accelerator SpeedUpSecure live at Fraunhofer SIT and via livestream. More than ten selected cybersecurity startups will pitch their business idea in front of the top-class jury and the audience.

At the Final Pitch Day 2023 selected cybersecurity startups in the accelerator program pitch their business idea to the audience and our jury.

Members of the jury:

Egidius Huyben, Executive Professional Go to market XM Cyber, Schwarz Digital GmbH
Michael Beaupre, Head of Cybersecurity Hays AG
Naby Diaw, CISO Lufthansa AG
Joao Moita, CISO Merck Group
Iskro Mollov, CISO GEA Group
Michael Schrank, CISO at a major sporting goods company
Dr. Judith Wunschik, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens Energy AG
Shahin Dashti, Investment Manager, Futury Capital

The program runs from 2 to 5 p.m., after which we'd like to network with you over refreshing drinks and delicious finger food!


  • From 1 p.m. Arrival of our guests
  • 2 p.m. Welcoming words
  • 2.20 p.m. Startup pitches
  • 4 p.m. Break & jury discussion
  • 4.30 p.m. Award ceremony & laudation by our main partner Schwarz Digital and our partner Hays
  • 4.55 p.m. Closing
  • From 5 p.m. Networking

Those who unfortunately cannot be present on site have the possibility to follow the Final Pitch Day 2023 online via livestream.
Be there - in person or online! Register here

For any questions, please reach out to our program manager Carlina Bennison.

We look forward to your participation!

The Accelerator SpeedUpSecure is hosted by StartUpSecure I ATHENE and supported by the Partner-Inkubatoren CISPA in Saarbrücken, Cube 5 in Bochum und StartUpSecure KASTEL in Karlsruhe. The four incubators for cybersecurity are part of the initative and funding  program "StartUpSecure" by the Ministry for Education and research (BMBF).

Partner of the Accelerators SpeedUpSecure 2023 are Schwarz Digital GmbH and Hays AG.
We thank you for the support!

In addition, the accelerator is supported by a large network from industry and research. We would like to thank all experts!

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