The program will last four months and runs three times per year.
Proficiency in spoken and written English is required for admission to the program. If English is your second language, we may require you to take the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) test online and achieve a score of 7 or higher.
We are a founders-first focused program that does not take any equity from our companies. Our programming provides complete business support from building a sales playbook, hiring executive staff, preparing for fundraising and leadership coaching for the CEO.
COVID 19 Update:
Due to current challenges surrounding COVID 19, companies will be connected virtually during the 4 months program for Cohort 2 (March 2021).
Guidelines permitting, the Catalyst Cyber Accelerators will be located in Brampton, Ontario. The expectation is that companies commit to the programming delivered in Brampton, Ontario. Unless companies have prior obligations, founders are expected to make due arrangements that allow them to be present during the four months of programming.
Although we don’t invest directly into our companies, we have a strong network of VCs/angels within Canada & US markets to help our companies access capital. We have a dedicated funding relations team to help companies that are actively raising their funding rounds. We don’t host demo days, we focus on curating 1:1 meetings with top investors.
The #1 criteria is to have a fantastic team that is seizing the opportunities and tackling the challenges of cybersecurity and understanding what your go-to-market strategy is and how you’re looking to scale.
Yes absolutely, but we ask that you have at least one dedicated Full Time Employee dedicated to sales and business development.
The program is committed to supporting Canadian cybersecurity scale-ups. Scale-ups will benefit from a Global Network provided by the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.