Accelerator SpeedUpSecure

Accelerator SpeedUpSecure: Intensive, two-month program for startups with training and networking opportunities.

Intensive qualification program for cybersecurity startups

The Accelerator Program SpeedUpSecure was created to support cybersecurity startups that offer an innovative solution and are in an early phase of foundation with a variety of resources as well as qualification and networking opportunities.

The accelerator is organised by StartUpSecure | ATHENE with the support of the partner incubators CISPA in Saarbrücken, StartUpSecure KASTEL in Karlsruhe and cube5 in Bochum.



Program Design:

  • Training by specialised instructors
  • Advice from experts from the business world
  • Exchange with the community, i.e. with other founders and alumni
  • Lectures by successful cybersecurity founders and experts
  • Support from experienced mentors
  • Speed dating with investors and availability of a large pool of investors
  • Access to a strong network of the ATHENE Startup Hub and the three partner cybersecurity incubators

The Demo Day is the final event of the program, where you will present your solution to an industry audience.
The jury will select the winner of the Pitch Event and award the prize money.


Application now possible

Applications with a pitch deck can be submitted by mail from now until 31 January 2023.