Cyber Runway Ignite
For Leaders in Cyber
Cyber Runway: Ignite is for six exceptional leaders from cyber security startups. Funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and delivered by Plexal, we’re helping leaders to scale your startup to new heights and unleash their leadership potential.
Over six months, we’re providing a bespoke, highly tailored package of support that includes mentorship, professional services, leadership coaching, a founders retreat, international exposure and connections to industry and investors.
Ignite is designed for directors who want to become a role model for the sector, work on being a more impactful leader or get access to a unique community of peers who have similar hopes, fears and experiences.
Applications are now closed.
Meet the cohort
In-person deep dive days
Senior partner lead
Peer networking and support
VIP networking dinner
Personalised growth packages
Industry and investor connections
1:1 leadership coaching
WHAT WE COVER
From group workshops to 1:1 coaching with hand-picked experts, we’ll help you get match-fit to be the leader you were born to be. These are some examples of what we’ll cover…
- Exit, growth and funding strategies
- What industry wants and product-market fit
- Policy and ecosystem trends
- Mission and making an impact
- Confidence and overcoming demons like imposter syndrome
- Authentic personal branding and storytelling
- Stress and burnout
- Creating inclusive, supportive and productive cultures
- Building effective teams and delegating
KEY DATES AND COMMITMENTS
- 5 x in-person days
- Virtual meetups, workshops, bespoke professional services support and mentoring
- Virtual leadership coaching
- 1 x two-day founders’ retreat
- 1 x VIP dinner
- 1 x international trip
Cyber Runway: Ignite is open to anyone in the leadership team of UK-registered cyber security startups who want to develop as a leader.
- You should have launched your product and be revenue-generating
WHAT OUR LAST COHORT SAID:
“The best is coming together, the construct of bringing founders together is significant. We were able to solve each other’s problems. Ignite built an environment where founders can work together effectively. That would not happen without this programme, it’s been a game-changer .”
“I thought the programme content was the best part of the programme. It was built with a deep understanding of the challenges I was facing and was tailored with support to help me address and fix those challenges. The content wasn’t static and it continued to be refined as we progressed through the programme.”
“The coaching programme was so diverse and touched upon all areas of concern for me, and I feel like I’ve been up skilled where I needed to be, as well as developed and increased my confidence immensely, helping me to be a better leader and grow a more successful company.”
SHOWCASED AT MWC Barcelona 27 Feb – 2 Mar 2023
The six founders joined the 4 Years From Now startup movement and took to the Pitching Stage.