HG Supports Launch of Canada’s First Cybersecurity Accelerator

January 27, 2020

On January 23, 2020, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst announced the launch of the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator in partnership with the DMZ.

Herjavec Group is thrilled to partner with the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst to prioritize the development of Canada’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

Ira Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer of Herjavec Group, says, "At Herjavec Group, we pride ourselves on bringing new cyber tools and services to market for enterprises, so this is an incredible way to be on the front lines of accelerating cyber business growth & adoption nationally. Hundreds of Herjavec Group employees in Canada have unique views on what it takes to build a thriving technology business from scratch, so we are excited to share our expertise with promising Canadian security startups."

Charles Finlay, Executive Director of Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, spoke to BNN Bloomberg to discuss how the government-backed accelerator aims to help Canadian cybersecurity scale-ups and better support the cybersecurity ecosystem in Canada. Watch the full interview here

Review the full release about the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada below.

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, a leading national centre for cybersecurity activities at Ryerson University, and DMZ, Canada’s leading technology accelerator, are launching the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator, to help Canadian cyber scale-ups grow and succeed

BRAMPTON, January 23, 2020 - Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, in partnership with the DMZ, is pleased to announce the launch of the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator, Canada's first commercial accelerator specifically designed for scale-up companies in cybersecurity and related fields.

Headquartered in Brampton's Innovation District, the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator will help Canada's cybersecurity ecosystem by providing Canadian scale-up companies in cybersecurity and related fields the essential tools they need to grow and succeed nationally and internationally.

The Catalyst Cyber Accelerator is supported by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Rogers Communications Inc., in partnership with the City of Brampton. Rogers, Royal Bank of Canada, Herjavec Group, Torys LLP, Amazon Web Services and Siemens Canada will join a "Corporates-in-Residence" program and provide guidance and mentorship to companies at the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator. Other major companies are expected to join the program in the coming weeks.  

Scale-ups in the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator will benefit from DMZ's internationally-recognized accelerator programming, including mentoring on product strategy, marketing, talent acquisition, investment attraction, growing sales and more. They will make connections with DMZ's network of 300+ investors and have free desk space usage. The scale-ups will also have access to over $500,000 worth of exclusive business services and perks provided by over 60 globally recognized businesses.

The Catalyst Cyber Accelerator is now accepting applications to its first cohort, which will begin programming in May. Applications will close on March 25, 2020. Over the next two months, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst and DMZ will embark on a national recruitment roadshow, hosting info sessions for cyber-related scale-up companies in cities across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, visit Catalyst Cyber Accelerator.

About Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

About Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst: Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is a not-for-profit corporation owned by Ryerson University, supported by partnerships with the private and public sectors, and committed to relentless collaboration in building the Canadian cybersecurity innovation ecosystem. In partnership with the DMZ at the Catalyst will establish a first-in-Canada technology accelerator program solely committed to supporting Canadian cybersecurity scale-ups.

About DMZ

The DMZ is a leading tech accelerator headquartered in Toronto, Ontario that helps high-potential startups grow and scale to world-class businesses. Also supporting ideation and validation stage startups, the DMZ’s incubator program has been ranked number one in the world by UBI Global. Since 2010, the DMZ has helped 433 startups raise over $736 million and foster more than 3,893 jobs.

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Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Contact
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647 622 8674

About Herjavec Group

Dynamic entrepreneur Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. We have been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity operations leaders, and excel in complex, multi-technology environments. Our service expertise includes Advisory Services, Technology Architecture & Implementation, Identity Services, Managed Security Services, Threat Management and Incident Response. Herjavec Group has offices and Security Operations Centers across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

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