3rd IT-Security-Pitch Bochum

Professional support for new start-ups

Many great start-ups in IT security have been founded in Bochum over the last 10 years. Their success is demonstrated by the fact that a number of them have gone on to be acquired by Bosch, Google, Rohde & Schwarz and TÜV Rheinland. With Germany’s largest university course in IT security, leading world-class research and a lively start-up scene, Bochum offers the ideal environment for IT security start-ups in Europe.

The last “IT-Security Pitch Bochum” proved a great success. Which is why the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung (Bochum Economic Development) eCAPITAL and Worldfactory are continuing with the model this year.

The next Pitch will take place on 14 June 2018, the evening before the HGI careers fair, ITS.Connect. It aims to bring together new university spin-offs, students, potential investors and representatives from business and industry. The upcoming Pitch will take place in the Convention Centre at the RUB.

Cube 5, the cyber security incubator,would like to invite you to be part of the audience  when five international cyber security startups   pitch in front of an international top-class jury. In his activating keynote cryptologist Nigel Smart (KU Leuven) will shape the scientific framework. The entrance is free and the event will take place in English.

Are you a young IT-Security-start-up looking to take your company to the next level? Then apply now!

Further information about the Pitch, the registration and which information are needed, are available here.

June 14, 2018 |17.00 h | admission from 16:30 h
Convention Centre RUB, Universitätsstr. 150 | D-44801 Bochum
Organised by:
HGI, eCAPITAL, Bochum Wirtschaftsentwicklung, Worldfactory
G DATA Advanced Analytics GmbH | VMRay  | ruhr:HUB | eCAPITAL | if(is) | HGI | ESCRYPT


Guests can  register here to take part.


Who will pitch? The startups introduce themselves:

  • Confidential Technologies
    We develop user-friendly solutions for end-to-end encrypted data exchange on mobile devices. Our technology stack allows the usage of smart cards and YubiKeys over NFC and USB to protect private keys against unauthorized access. While there exist implementations for two factor authentication, our technology uses hardware security keys for signing and decryption of data. Our first product is an Enterprise Email client for the 'Android for Work' ecosystem and provides a managed app with low administration overhead. Our future product, called 'Contactless Confidential', provides similar smart card and YubiKey encryption capabilities for cloud storage.
  • HushApp by Syneidis
    We help European companies, institutions and citizens to protect themselves from hackers. Solution to protect privacy. All your files, pictures, etc are protected end-to-end. It's a security solution that is easy to use. It also helps companies comply with the new EU GDPR data protection law which is coming into effect this month, a market of 2.5 billion euros.
  • i1box GmbH
    i1BOX is a "private cloud" for the future: collaboration and digitalisation and 100% data privacy. It is maintenance-free, secure and private - just "plug and work".
     We do secure authentication solutions with a superior user experience that can easily be used by app developers, authentication integrators, and device or system manufacturers.
  • QuoScient GmbH
    QuoScient provides disruptive platform technology, QuoLab, to fast forward incident response and scale cyber security defense and prevention capabilities for globally operating enterprises across all industries in the private and public sectors.
  • SoSafe
    We do "human pentesting" with simulated, targeted phishing campaigns in order to build awareness for cyber security issues among employees.


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