PwC is collaborating with CyLon to launch its first Scale | Cyber programme specifically designed to support high potential scale-up businesses focused on building a more secure and innovative digital economy. Eight of the brightest international scale-ups disrupting the cyber security industry have been identified to undertake the ten-week programme, helping them to raise their profiles, identify commercial opportunities and prepare efficiently and effectively for growth.
The programme, which is taking place in London, will introduce the companies to potential customers, decision-makers and thought leaders in their field who could advise, mentor or partner with their business. Participants in the programme will undertake a business development curriculum and receive advice from entrepreneurs and experts on topics such as leadership, operational growth, investor readiness, sales and marketing, as well as key details on how Boards of Directors view and strategise around cyber security.
The programme will culminate in an Executive Evening, the programme’s corporate pitching event, where the cohort will present to PwC and CyLon’s network of senior executives, industry thought leaders and decision-makers.
Since launching in 2017, PwC’s Scale programmes have supported over 240 scale-ups to grow through various sector/regional focus groups. These programmes presented opportunities for scale-ups to connect with over 2,000 corporate executives to enable over 3,000 introductions.
Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC, stated: “Cyber security risk continues to rank highly among CEOs’ top threats to their organisation. We need innovative new businesses like our cohort to help tackle the latest cyber threats and build a more secure digital society. This programme will support these high growth scale-ups on their journey and help generate mutually beneficial commercial opportunities and relationships with established organisations.”
Grace Cassy, co-founder of CyLon, added: “Our experience gained in supporting the growth of over 80 international cyber security companies gives us unique insights into what makes a successful cyber business. We will draw on this experience and our combination of security, investment and business expertise to provide support and guidance to the Scale | Cyber companies, alongside some outstanding CyLon mentors. We’re excited to collaborate with PwC as we continue to support the cyber talent and innovation driving the global digital economy.”
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