Meet the DataTribe 2021
Challenge Winners

ContraForce has developed a single platform to address the skill gap shortage and expensive consulting fees by providing a DevOps fabric that overlays your current security tools. Their platform provides an abstraction layer to easily integrate any security data source and create playbook response workflows. Once your data sources are connected, ContraForce orchestrates detection across many signals and automatically visualizes the attack with guided threat hunting.



QuickCode creates targeted text datasets for data labeling and annotation, focusing labelers on the most relevant and hard-to-label cases. The QuickCode tool learns from user feedback, retraining its underlying machine learning algorithms, delivering higher quality data that is more representative and relevant than randomly selected datasets. QuickCode is an ideal solution for clients looking to leverage their in-house experts, maximize their time labeling the right data, and maintain security as they harness the power of data analytics.

About the Challenge

How it works

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.

The 2021 DataTribe Challenge allowed us to reconvene in person. Finalists were announced October 26th and the final competition took place at our headquarters in Fulton, Maryland, on November 3rd, 2021.

How To Get Involved

Companies that are interested in participating for 2022 must submit a proposal that includes a pitch deck and relevant  information. DataTribe will review submissions for technical merit, market potential, and readiness of the team. The window for submissions will be announced on this site, but please feel free to reach out to us by email or LinkedIn before then.

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 a data science or cybersecurity product, as beta, MVP, or concept, targeting enterprises to present.

Please visit terms and conditions for more information. 

Get to Know This Year's Finalists

Meet ContraForce, one of the 2021 DataTribe Challenge winners.

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Meet, one of the 2021 DataTribe Challenge winners.

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Meet Grey Market Labs, one of this year’s DataTribe Challenge finalists.

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Finalists split $20,000


Judges to pitch your ideas to


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Judges for the 2021 Challenge:

Founder, AllegisCyber;
Co-Founder, DataTribe

President & Co-Founder,
Gula Tech Adventures;
Co-Founder, Tenable

Director, Koch Disruptive Technologies

CISO, Marriott International

Head of Cloud Security, Netskope

Previous Winners

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