What could your company do with $2 million?

The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition where startups have a chance at receiving up to $2 million in seed capital. The Challenge brings together the best entrepreneurs in the world looking to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. DataTribe selects three finalists that split $20,000 in prize money and one winner that could receive up to $2 million in seed capital.

Applications are Now Closed

Finalists Announced: December 1st, 2020
DT Challenge Pitch Event: December 10th, 2020

The DataTribe 2020 Challenge Will Be Virtual

For the first time ever, the DataTribe 2020 Challenge will be a virtual competition. What we’ll lose in cocktail snacks we’ll make up for with pitches from a group of dynamic and innovative cybersecurity and data science companies that are looking to disrupt business as usual.

Finalists will be announced December 1st and the final competition will take place virtually on December 10th, 2020. For full competition details, check out the links to the FAQ and Quick Facts at the bottom of the page.

Applications for the 2020 Challenge are Now Closed

We are actively reviewing applications. We will be in communication with applicants through December 1st when we announce the three finalists.

Why We Do the DataTribe Challenge

DT wants to continue to build world-class companies. DataTribe has built a unique reputation as a partner with elite teams at the cutting edge of innovation, typically leveraging experience gained at national security agencies or government R&D labs. DataTribe’s mission is to advance the state-of-the-art in cybersecurity and data science.

How To Get Involved

Companies that are interested must submit a proposal that includes a deck and relevant  information. DataTribe will review submissions for technical merit, market potential, and readiness of the team.

Companies that are interested in competing must also be pre-Series A with maximum funding to date not exceeding more than $1.2M. You must have an Enterprise, Big Data or Cyber Security product, beta, MVP or concept to present.

Please visit terms and conditions for more information. 

Previous Winners

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Finalists split $20,000


Judges to pitch your ideas to


VIP audience members watching your pitch

Judges for the 2020 Challenge:

Bob Ackerman

Founder, AllegisCyber;
Co-Founder, DataTribe

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder & Fmr. CTO
CrowdStrike Inc.

Matt Dunlop

Chief Information Security Officer
Under Armour

Deborah Golden

Principal, US Cyber & Strategic Risk Leader

Mike Viscuso

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Daniel Weinand

Co-Founder, Shopify