What could your company do with $2 Million?

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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 to 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. 

DT Challenge 2020

Fall 2020: Dates to be announced

Why We Do The DT 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-A series 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

Past Judges

Bob Ackerman

Founder, AllegisCyber; Co-Founder, DataTribe

Mike Janke

Co-Founder, DataTribe

Mike Aiello

CEO, AppGate​

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.

Jon Callas

Senior Security Scientist Apple
CTO at the ACLU
Co-Founder of Blackphone

Tony Cole

Chief Technology Officer,
Attivo Networks

John Stewart

Chief Security and Trust Officer,

Daniel Weinand

Co-Founder, Shopify​