Highlighting and celebrating Maryland’s cybersecurity entrepreneurs, innovators and companies and connecting
them with two vital tools for growth and success – investment capital and customers – from Maryland and beyond.
In addition to a variety of other activities, Maryland Cyber Day will include a signature event – the Cyber Solutions
Marketplace – designed to showcase emerging, commercially available cybersecurity technologies that address
cybersecurity challenges across business sectors and connect them with businesses seeking such solutions.

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About Maryland Cyber Day

Maryland Cyber Day is an activity-filled day highlighting and celebrating Maryland’s cybersecurity entrepreneurs, innovators and companies and connecting them with two vital tools for growth and success - investment capital and customers - from Maryland and beyond. Maryland Cyber Day is a collaborative effort being led by three of the state's leading innovation and technology-focused organizations in conjunction with three key local, state and national industry partners with support from a variety of businesses, organizations and government entities.

Presented by: Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI), Startup MD and Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC).

In collaboration with these Industry Partners: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), MD Department of Commerce, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, Rockwell Collins, and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

With Promotional Partners including: Cybrary, United States Cybersecurity Magazine, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI), the Better Business Bureau, and bwtech@UMBC.

Participants and attendees will include: Maryland’s cybersecurity entrepreneurs and innovators; local and national angel investors and venture capitalists; local, national and international businesses and government entities seeking cybersecurity solutions; government entities, economic development organizations, leaders from Maryland's incubators, accelerators, and tech transfer programs, and others from Maryland’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

Maryland Cyber Day Activities

Cyber Solutions Marketplace: Designed to showcase and connect emerging, commercially available cybersecurity technologies that address real-time, real world cybersecurity challenges being faced by businesses across all industry sectors with businesses seeking such solutions as well as with investors. Through online and in-person activities:

  • Cybersecurity companies will have the opportunity to demonstrate/showcase their technologies and meet with technology-seeking businesses, government entities and investors.
  • Businesses seeking cybersecurity solutions will be introduced to solution-providers and have the opportunity to purchase from, partner with and/or acquire solutions of interest.
  • Investors (angel, VC and institutional) will have access to innovatively disruptive companies sourced specifically for participation in this event with first-hand opportunity to engage with and potentially invest in companies/technologies of interest.

Onsite activities include: technology demos/exhibits, switch pitches (from technology seeking businesses), Top 10 cybersecurity technology provider pitches, “Investor Insights” panel discussion, “Innovator Insights” panel discussion, and private connections/business matchmaking meetings.

Strt1UP Road Show & Pitch Across Maryland Competition: A statewide celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship, the STRT1UP Road Show is hosting a Cyber Competition as part of the larger Pitch Across Maryland and invites 5 qualified cyber companies to pitch at each of the cyber-related stops on this day. Pitching companies have the opportunity to participate in various activities at the Cyber Solutions Marketplace and are eligible to be selected as finalists in the Pitch Across Maryland Competition which concludes with the announcement of two winners in November 2016.

CAMI Birthday Bash/MD Cyber Day Wrap-Up Reception: This fun-filled reception will wrap up MD Cyber Day in a festive way and will celebrate the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.’s (CAMI) one-year anniversary. Enjoy music, food, drinks and networking and discover the Grand Prize Winners from the Marketplace's “Top 10" pitches.


 Maryland Cyber Day Schedule

Maryland Cyber Day will have multiple events scheduled from 9:00AM to 6:00PM on October 5th, 2016.   Download the schedule for a complete list of events and times.

Ticket Information

Select a ticket type below to learn more:

Cybersecurity Technology Innovator All-Access Ticket

    This all-access ticket provides a cybersecurity technology company with:

    • The opportunity to be selected as one of Maryland Cyber Day’s Top 10 cyber technology companies by a team of industry experts. All registered companies will be invited to a free Pitch Bootcamp webinar on October 3rd. If selected as one of the Top 10 cyber technology companies, your company will have the opportunity to pitch on stage in front of all Cyber Solutions Marketplace attendees, including technology-seeking businesses (potential customers) and investors. Our team of industry experts will select one company as the Grand Prize Winner for the day, which will be announced during the Marketplace Wrap-up and where they will receive a cash prize. The winner will also be eligible for a fast track application for TEDCO’s Cybersecurity Investment Fund and will be granted a complimentary slot in the Cyber Shark Tank (pitch opportunity) taking place in conjunction with the CyberMaryland 2016 Conference on October 29th. Winner will also have the opportunity to participate in the STRT1UP Road Show and “Pitch Across Maryland” startup competition.
    • All applicants will have the opportunity to be considered as one of the twenty cyber company finalists for the STRT1UP Road Show Pitch Across Maryland startup competition and to pitch at one of the four tour stops on October 5th.
    • Ticket also provides your company with a space in our Demo Arena to showcase your innovative cyber technology and connect with potential investors and customers.
    • All-access passes for two of your company representatives, giving them admittance to all Maryland Cyber Day activity areas at the NCCoE including Demo Arena, auditorium and one-on-one meeting rooms where the following activities will be taking place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM: technology demos/exhibits, Top 10 cybersecurity technology provider pitches, “Investor Insights” panel discussion, “Innovator Insights” panel discussion, and private connections/business matchmaking meetings.
    • Includes lite-fare breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the Cyber Solutions Marketplace.
    • Admission to the CAMI Birthday Bash/MD Cyber Day Wrap-Up Reception taking place at the NCCoE from 4:00-6:00 PM. Birthday Bash/Wrap-up Reception includes complimentary wine, beer and a selection of delicious foods.
    • Company must complete online application via Reviewr.com to be eligible for Top 10. Reviewr login access will be provided to company by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council upon receipt of this Cyber Technology Provider ticket purchase.
    • Completion of application at Reviewr.com does not guarantee selection as one of the Top 10. As previously noted, a team of industry experts will review all applicants and select the Top 10.
    • Applicant information will be accessible by all participating investors and technology-seeking businesses providing opportunity for applicant to be considered by investors and technology-seeking businesses even if company is not selected as a Top 10 finalist.
    • Additional all-access Marketplace/Birthday Bash attendance tickets may be purchased by company after initial purchase of this ticket at a discounted rate of $50 each. Email arlene@MDcyber.com for details.
    • Tickets available for purchase here.
All-Day General Attendance Ticket
  • Provides access to all MD Cyber Day activity areas at the NCCoE including Demo Arena, auditorium and one-on-one meeting rooms where the following activities will be taking place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM: technology demos/exhibits, Top 10 cybersecurity technology provider pitches, “Investor Insights” panel discussion, “Innovator Insights” panel discussion, and private connections/business matchmaking meetings.
  • Includes lite-fare breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the Cyber Solutions Marketplace.
  • Includes attendance at the CAMI Birthday Bash/MD Cyber Day Wrap-Up Reception taking place at the NCCoE from 4:00-6:00 PM. Birthday Bash/Wrap-up Reception includes complimentary wine, beer and a selection of delicious foods.
  • Note: This ticket does not cover the application fee for a cybersecurity company to be considered for selection as one of the Top 10 companies with a pitch opportunity and does not include an exhibit opportunity. This ticket is simply for an individual wishing to attend the day’s activities.
  • Tickets available for purchase here.
Marketplace Wrap-up Reception Only Ticket
  • Includes attendance at the CAMI Birthday Bash/MD Cyber Day Wrap-Up Reception taking place at the NCCoE from 4:00-6:00 PM. Birthday Bash/Wrap-up Reception includes complimentary wine, beer and a selection of delicious foods. This fun-filled reception will wrap up MD Cyber Day in a festive way and will celebrate the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.’s (CAMI) one-year anniversary. It will also feature announcement of the Grand Prize winners of the Top 10 company pitches.
  • Note: This ticket does NOT include attendance at the Cyber Solutions Marketplace taking place at the NCCoE from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM.
  • Tickets available for purchase here.

Are you an investor or business seeking cybersecurity technologies? A limited number of complimentary and discounted tickets are available. Email arlene@MDcyber.com for more details.

Location

Maryland Cyber Day Cyber Solutions Marketplace and Closing Reception will take place at:
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850

Startup Maryland Pitch Across Maryland Bus Tour will take place at a variety of locations throughout the day. Click here for more information.  

Register to attend/participate in Maryland Cyber Day  here.

For sponsorship information or Maryland Cyber Day questions, email info@MDcyber.com or call 443-844-0047.

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