Last week, the DC-based cybersecurity accelerator MACH37 opened their application process for the Fall 2014 class of startups. This will be the accelerator’s third class of cybersecurity startups.
Based at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA, MACH37 is a cybersecurity accelerator that helps develop the next generation of security product startups through its 90-day incubation program. Each startup will gain access to special mentoring and programming, as well as an investment of $50,000 upon completion of the program.
Currently, the accelerator has 5 startups in its second class, which started in mid-March. MACH37 is looking for 8 companies to fill its Fall 2014 cohort. Applications to the third class of cybersecurity startups will be accepted until July 4th. The Fall session is expected to begin on September 2nd.
According to MACH37, it’s looking for companies that can provide solutions that address the drivers of a demand for innovations in cybersecurity, including:
- New mainstream demand for advanced capabilities;
- Porous network perimeters that are making traditional solutions less relevant;
- Opportunities created from software defined networking; and
- Challenges of a hyper-connected world with an Internet-of-everything.
To apply for the Fall 2014 cohort, simply visit MACH37′s website and fill out the online application. Selections for the third class will be made early- to mid-August.