Cyber Runway Ignite

For the next generation of cyber superstars

Launch date: Monday 28 November 2022

We looked for six high-potential cyber leaders to join our Cyber Runway Ignite accelerator, on which we’ll help them scale their startups to new heights and unleash their leadership potential with a bespoke, highly tailored package of support.

Cyber Runway Ignite welcomes everyone but we were especially keen to hear from under-represented innovators and people who have faced barriers because of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or background.

The accelerator is aimed at the founder and/or CEO of the company, although there are opportunities for the wider team to benefit from the content. The programme is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and is being delivered by Plexal.

Six ambitious founders have now been chosen to form the first Cyber Runway Ignite intake of innovative security talent from Plexal’s extensive cyber community, which has been built through programmes such as Cyber Runway, NCSC For Startups and LORCA.

Those selected include:

Click here to discover why these six are in the spotlight and what support they’ll receive as part of the innovation programme.

Please note that applications are now closed, email us on if you have any questions.


Cyber Runway Ignite runs from early November 2022 to the end of March 2023.

We’ll cover everything from exit strategies and personal branding to fuelling rapid growth.

The support we’ll give you will be highly personalised and tailored to your growth plans and the ways in which you want to develop as a leader.



In-person deep dive days

Virtual support workshops​​

Senior partner lead

Peer networking and support

Bespoke workshops

VIP networking dinner 

Founders retreat  

International exposure

Personalised growth packages


Joe Boyle,
CEO and Co-founder of Salt

“Very worthwhile follow-on programme from the original cohort session. The LORCA team was fantastic and supportive and always worked around busy schedules to try to maximise our experience. The team was also very goal-driven, and I constantly felt like they were looking for innovative ways to help us drive forward.”

Shahram Mossayebi,
CEO and Founder of Crytpo Quantique

“The programme was well thought of. The team were great and supportive throughout. It was great to hear closely from other founders and interact with them. I learnt a lot and I am very grateful for it. Thank you!”

Jamie Akhtar
CEO and Co-founder of CyberSmart

“Ignite has been a beneficial programme for CyberSmart. I particularly appreciated its dynamic nature, where feedback was taken and used to evolve the programme throughout the six months to make sure the founders got maximum value.”


Maria Barr from our innovation team is here if you have any questions about Cyber Runway Ignite or your application