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: October 1st, 2021 (rolling basis, starting Sept. 1)
Finalists Announced: October 14th, 2021
In-Person Pitch Event: November 3rd, 2021, 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.
2021 Challenge Event: In-Person
We will host the 2021 DataTribe Challenge event in our offices in Fulton, Maryland on November 3, 2021 from 2:30-6pm. We will require proof of vaccinations for attendees to participate in the event. The in-person event will allow for networking with industry luminaries.
The window for submissions will close on October 1st, and finalists will be announced October 14th. 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
The DataTribe team wants to continue to build world-class companies. We have 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. Our mission at DataTribe is to advance the state-of-the-art in cybersecurity and data science.