Australian cyber security startups preparing for lift-off in San Francisco

10.10.2017 The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Australian cyber security startups preparing for lift-off in San Francisco

Six Australian cyber security startups have been chosen to take part in the Turnbull Government's Landing Pad program to help launch their ideas to the world.

The six promising start ups - Cog Systems, Hivint, GoPC, Haventec, NetCrypt and SIEMonster - will have the opportunity to access business networks, mentors and ideas at the San Francisco Landing Pad run by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

The 90-day program, delivered in conjunction with the Australian Cyber Growth Network (ACSGN), helps market-ready startups and scaleups grow their businesses by facilitating in-market business development, introductions to investors and mentor networks and strategic partnership opportunities.

The Landing Pads are an important part of the Turnbull Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda. The program is designed to assist Australian entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market and build successful enterprises.

The Landing Pad program assists Australian startups in cutting edge industries, including services, to build new export market opportunities. There are Landing Pads also in Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Former graduates of the San Francisco Landing Pad include KoalaSafe, a Sydney startup that is now selling its child protection wireless router in more than 250 Target stores across the US; and Event Force Workgroup, a Geelong startup which is now opening an office in the US after signing significant deals for its event rostering and management platform with the 2018 Superbowl, the City of Minneapolis and the Aspen World Ski Cup.

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