Cyber Runway is the innovation fast track for entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups.
From budding entrepreneurs with an idea to growing startups and scaleups that dream big, Cyber Runway fast tracks the growth of innovators.
Applications are closed now but you can still fill in your details to access our online content hub.
Our members keep 100% of their IP and equity, we’re just interested in helping them grow.
Cyber Runway is funded by DCMS and is delivered by Plexal with support from Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.
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107 of the brightest cyber entrepreneurs and startups took part in our first accelerator.
86% of early-stage entrepreneurs made useful connections, while later-stage companies saw a 20% increase in revenue and a 22% increase in headcount.
Members like Meterian and Jitsuin integrated their products after connecting on the programme, while CyberHive made useful connections and used access to CSIT’s engineering team to review its minimum viable product.
From July, anyone who applies for Cyber Runway gets access to on-demand content designed to help cyber startups turbocharge their growth. Our content hub is also a great way to get to know the community.
We think cyber innovation thrives when teams are diverse, and that everyone who wants to join the sector and grow their business should have access to the right support.
45% of our members from cohort one were female-led startups and 52% were run by founders from black, ethnic or minority backgrounds.
We’re designing Cyber Runway with inclusion at the heart by partnering with organisations and connecting members with mentors from a range of backgrounds.
If you’d like to become a mentor, join our investor community or help us design and deliver a more inclusive programme, get in touch with our innovation team on email@example.com
From today, we’re opening up applications for cohort two of Cyber Runway: the accelerator programme Plexal’s delivering. Up to 100 startups will be given support designed to help them grow
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According to the most recent Sectoral Analysis by the government, there were 1,483 firms providing cyber products and services in the UK – 21% higher than the previous year. That
Plexal's building the UK's most connected cyber community, and we're delivering programmes like NCSC For Startups for the UK government.
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