What could your company do with $2 million?

The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition that 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. The Challenge concludes in an invite-only pitch event where three finalists present to and network with cyber industry luminaries in-person. DataTribe will announce the winner at the end of this event. 

Submissions Due:  September 23rd, 2022

Finalists Announced:   October 12th, 2022

In-Person Pitch Event:  November 3rd, 2022, 2:30-6pm

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 cybersecurity product, beta, MVP or concept to present. Please refer to the below attachments for more information.

Terms and conditions


We will host the 2022 DataTribe Challenge event in our offices in Fulton, Maryland on November 3, 2022 from 2:30-6pm. The in-person event will allow for networking with industry luminaries.

The window for submissions will close on September 23rd, and finalists will be announced October 12th. For more competition details, check out the links to the FAQ and Press Release at the bottom of the page

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.

Last Year's Winners

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Shannon HyndsCo-Founder & CEO

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Stan GolubchikFounder & CEO

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This Year's Judges

Bob Ackerman

Founder, AllegisCyber;
Co-Founder, DataTribe

Diana Kelley

CSO & Co-founder, Cybrize;
Former Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft

Gabe Green

CISO Koch Industries

Pat Moynahan

Director, Information Security Airbnb;
Former Head of Info Sec, Risk & Compliance, Facebook

Roland Cloutier

Global CSO, Tik Tok; SVP CSO, ADP

The DataTribe Experience:
Founders’ Perspectives

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Finalists split $20,000


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