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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 toscale your startup to new heights and unleash their leadershippotential. 

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 open.  

 

BENEFITS

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In-person deep dive days

 

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Virtual workshops

 

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Mentor

Engineering support

Peer networking and support

 

Bespoke workshops

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VIP networking dinner

 

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Founders retreat

 

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International exposure

 

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Personalised growth packages

 

Industry and investor connections

Bespoke workshops

1:1 leadership coaching

SHOWCASED AT SLUSH HELSINKI 30 NOV – 1 DEC 2023

We were pleased to support our current cohort of startups, getting them in front of VCs and propelling towards their fundraising and growth goals.

All Ignite members for cohort 3 will have the opportunity to attend Slush 2024. 

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… 

GROWTH  

  • Exit, growth and funding strategies 
  • What industry wants and product-market fit  
  • Policy and ecosystem trends  

LEADERSHIP 

  • Mission and making an impact  
  • Confidence and overcoming demons like imposter syndrome  
  • Authentic personal branding and storytelling  

PEOPLE  

  • Stress and burnout 
  • Creating inclusive, supportive and productive cultures  
  • Building effective teams and delegating  

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KEY COMMITMENTS

  • 5x 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

 

CRITERIA

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.

KEY DATES

14 May

Applications open

1 July

Applications closed

August 2024 – February 2025

Programme runs

Check back to this page for regular updates.

PROGRAMME PARTNERS

Department for Science Innovation and Techonology
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ANY QUESTIONS?

WHAT OUR COHORTS HAVE 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.” 

“Participation in MWC was a game changer for us, we used it as an opportunity to launch our product which attracted significant media attention.”