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News article10 November 2023Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology1 min read

The ECCC launches Access-2-Finance Matchmaking event in Rennes

A visual for the ECCC Access-2-Finance Matchmaking Event in Rennes on 21 November 2023.

The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) promotes and strengthens the relationship between European cybersecurity start-ups, scale-ups, and top investors in Europe through the Access-2-Finance matchmaking series, with the aim of boosting the European cybersecurity market. For this event, eleven start-ups have been selected among several applications from Europe. These start-ups will have the chance to pitch in front of cybersecurity entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Finally, the two most promising pitches will be selected by a jury specialised in investment and entrepreneurship.

The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre's (ECCC) Access-2-Finance Matchmaking Event, co-organised by the French National Coordination Centre (NCC-FR), Women4Cyber Foundation, Sopra Steria, Pole d’Excellence Cyber, Région Bretagne, and Klecha & Co. and supported by the European Cybersecurity COmmunity (ECCO) project, will take place on 21 November in Rennes, France. Eleven promising European cybersecurity start-ups seeking to expand their businesses will be revealed in this year's edition.

These start-ups will have a unique opportunity to present their cutting-edge solutions to investors and industry leaders, including a panel of knowledgeable judges with experience in entrepreneurship and investment. The goal is to forge relationships between top investors and businesses, as well as between suppliers and consumers of cybersecurity solutions, with the goal of expanding the European cybersecurity community. 

ECCC is delighted to introduce the selected companies for this edition of the Access-2-Finance Matchmaking Event:

The evaluation of each pitch will be taken on by the Judging Panel, which is made up of renowned cybersecurity experts such as Ulrich Seldeslacht (CEO of LSEC / ECCO), Daniel GERGES (Cyber Booster / Directeur - Le poool), Quentin BESNARD (Executive Director - Tikehau), Olivier GUERIN (Chef adjoint du Bureau Technologies & Innovation - ANSSI), Chantal CAUDRON DE COQUEROMONT (Responsible Innovation - DGA MI), and Quentin BESNARD (Executive Director - Tikehau). The two most compelling pitches will have the honour to advance to the final competition, the ECSO STARtup Award 2024, in Bochum, Germany in March 2024.

The ECCC extends its best wishes to these European providers as they set out on their path to success during the Access-2-Finance matchmaking event.