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Black Hat Startup Spotlight Competition
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Business Hall, Bayside ABCD, Level 1, Startup City Theater
Black Hat USA 2023 Startup Spotlight Winner
Special congratulations to Mobb, Black Hat's 2023 Startup Spotlight Competition Winner!
Read more about the onsite pitch competition experience.
Congratulations to our Top 4 Finalists:
The Black Hat Startup Spotlight is back for Black Hat USA 2023! This Black Hat special event is a video pitch competition for cybersecurity startup companies to present their products and solutions in front of a live audience at Black Hat USA.
About The Competition
Win your way to exhibit at Black Hat USA!
Create and submit your 5-minute video using the Form below, calling out your company’s competitive advantages of the product or solution and how it will help cybersecurity pros. Products and solutions can be in development, about to launch or in the recently launched phases.
- One Turnkey Startup booth at Black Hat USA 2023
- One 10-minute speaking session at the Startup City Open Stage
- One 30-minute call with an Omdia Cybersecurity Analyst
- March 15: Competition Opens
- June 27: Top 4 Finalists Announced
- August 9-10: Finalists Exhibit and Present; Winner Announced
Who Can Enter
Any Startup company less than two years old with less than 50 employees is eligible to enter the competition.
Note: it is not necessary to be an Exhibitor at Black Hat USA 2023 to enter the competition. There are no entry fees.
Submit your application
The Startup Spotlight Competition will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and innovators and the top four finalists will be announced on Tuesday, June 27.
The four finalists are invited to exhibit in the Startup City area at Black Hat USA 2023 and present their product or solution live to the judging panel and live audience where a winner will be announced.
Startup Spotlight Judges