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Compete for Funding for your Cyber Startup at CyberMaryland 2015

CyberMaryland to host venture capital sessions to create funding opportunities for Early Stage and Emerging Growth Cyber Companies.

Annapolis, Maryland – The CyberMaryland Conference scheduled for October 28-29, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland will host two sessions focused on securing venture funding for startup and late stage cyber security companies.  The sessions will provide an opportunity for startups to connect directly with experienced cyber investors and will include two activities – the Cyber Shark Tank and the Cyber Investor Connection.

During the Cyber Shark Tank up to ten qualified early- stage companies will pitch before cyber investor “sharks” for cash prizes. Selected companies will present and receive feedback for 10-15 minutes from investors during a two-hour session on October 29th. To participate, companies must be in the seed or early stage, have an innovative cyber technology and a scalable business model. Judges will consist of venture capital and angel investors, bankers and serial entrepreneurs.

The Cyber Investor Connection, also scheduled for October 29th, will match growth-stage cyber companies with investors for one-on-one meetings. Participating investors will be interested in learning about innovative information security technologies and willing to provide, to select companies, opportunities to pitch before investment teams.
“We are excited to be able to connect venture capital and angel funding sources with leading cyber companies in the country at CyberMaryland,” said Rick Kohr, CEO, Evergreen Advisors and CyberMaryland’s Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Emerging Technology Advisory Committee Lead.   “Access to capital is a critical ingredient to building great companies – this venue provides access to some of the leading sources of growth capital in the nation.”

To apply for both events, early and growth cyber start-up companies should visit: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdsharktank/submissions.aspx and complete the on-line applications on or before September 15th. Selected participants will be notified the first week of October. To register for the CyberMaryland Conference visit: https://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/attendeereg.aspx

About CyberMaryland Conference
Launched in 2011, the two-day Cyber Maryland Conference is driven by a public-private partnership guided by a volunteer Industry Advisory Board consisting of business leaders, top educators, and public sector representatives. Timely and informative, the event provides an annual forum to unite private sector businesses, federal, state and local government, academia and the developing workforce. The conference is supported and funded by over 100 private companies, educational institutions and government organizations. Now in its 5th year, the Conference will continue to address the security challenges facing our nation’s digital infrastructure, reinforce Maryland’s position as the epicenter of cybersecurity, and help fulfill Maryland’s responsibility to support America’s cybersecurity mission. The Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC www.fbcinc.com) has produced The Cyber Maryland Conference from its inception, providing capital, personnel and expertise to launch and grow the program. More than 2,500 people participated in 2014. For more information, call 240‐841‐2205 or email katie@fbcinc.com. Follow CyberMaryland on Twitter @CyberMaryland or LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theCyberMD.

About CyberMaryland Industry Advisory Board Committee Members & Chairs
The CyberMaryland Conference Industry Advisory Board is comprised of: Conference Co-Chairs, David Powell – Federal Business Council, Inc. and Larry Letow, Convergence Technologies; Economic Development & the Business of Cyber, Tom Sadowski – Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore; Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Emerging Technology, Rick Kohr – Evergreen Advisors; Cyber Education & Workforce Development, Rick Geritz – LifeJourney; National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Larry Letow – Convergence Technologies; Maryland Cyber Challenge, Danielle Poblete – Leidos; CyberMaryland Showcase, Gabriel Wollner – Federal Business Council and Job Fair, Kathleen Smith – ClearedJobs.Net.

For more information contact Michelle Jackson at 678-548-2461 or mjackson@cybermarylandconference.com.

PR Solutions Tapped as Agenda Architect for CyberMaryland Conference 2015


The Federal Business Council, Inc. has partnered with Pittsburgh-based PR Solutions LLC to develop the fifth annual CyberMaryland Conference agenda. The event, scheduled for October 28 – 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is a global gathering of cyber security entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students, enterprises and government officials. The conference, which has attracted thousands of attendees over the years, provides a unique opportunity for Maryland to demonstrate its natural leadership in the fields of information technology and cyber security.

“The security and protection of data have become a vital part of our lives,” said Michelle Jackson, CEO of PR Solutions. “New threats are rapidly emerging and innovative tools for protecting our information are hitting the marketplace daily. Collaborative events like the CyberMaryland Conference play an important role in bringing public and private leaders together to help bridge the gap in information sharing.”

Jackson was the Agenda Coordinator for the event in 2013 on behalf of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and led the State’s international business competition for the last three years. Now, as a small business owner, she continues her relationship with Maryland’s business community.

“Maryland is a hub of cyber innovation,” said Jackson. “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to starting the process of finding the best and brightest cyber-minds. My goal is to create an informative and educational event.” To do this, Jackson is working with the Federal Business Council to recruit speakers between now and June 15th. To be considered, complete the Call for Speakers proposal or email mjackson@cybermarylandconference.com.

To learn more about PR Solutions visit www.prsolutions123.com.