Wed Dec 01 2021 at 02:00 pm to Thu Dec 02 2021 at 06:00 pm

Venue to be announced to registered participants only | Helsinki

European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
Publisher/HostEuropean Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
Don't miss your chance to attend cybersecurity pitches & B2B meetings
About this Event

European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) together with Business Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre, NewCo Helsinki and Maria 01 have the pleasure of inviting you to the 10th edition of the Cyber Investor Days, scheduled on 1-2 December 2021 in Helsinki, Finland.

The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond.

10th Cyber Investor Days will be organised as an in-person event. However, a remote connection option will be considered depending on the public health situation.


Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 – Expert discussion on cybersecurity investment in Europe. Investors will be invited to attend an exclusive afternoon workshop, aiming to discuss European cybersecurity funding and concrete strategies for strengthening investment activities in the EU. A more detailed programme of the workshop will be announced soon.

Thursday, 2 Dec 2021 – Pitch sessions and B2B meetings. The day will start with the pitch sessions of the pre-selected European cybersecurity startups and SMEs. After the pitch sessions, the B2B meetings will follow. The catalogue of the pre-selected startups and SMEs will be shared with the registered investors. The B2B matchmaking platform will be available to schedule the meetings before the event.

Selected startups for pitches & B2Bs:

1. bfore.ai

2. binare.io


4. Build38

5. Crashtest Security

6. Cyberday

7. CyberSmart

8. ICsec

9. Kiisec


11. Mobai

12. Opticks

13. Security House

14. SensorFleet

15. Trufflepig Forensics


Invited for B2Bs only:

1. Patchstack

2. Strong Network

3. Sygnanet

ECSO’s STARtup Award. Two best cybersecurity companies participating at the Helsinki edition of the Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s European Cybersecurity STARtup Award 2021. Nominees will be selected by the local jury and will be invited to participate in the final competition, which will be held in the Hague in February 2022. Nominees will pitch in front of the European jury and will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, corporate executives and cybersecurity experts. For more information, click here.

Slush 2021. The Helsinki edition will take place on the same days as Slush 2021, gathering founders, investors, executives and media representatives. We believe that this is a great opportunity to get the ‘best of both worlds’.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participation at Slush 2021 is NOT a prerequisite to participate at the Helsinki edition of the ECSO’s CYBER INVESTOR DAYS.


About ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days
ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events – also known as the ECSO Cyber Investor Days – are designed to cover different investment phases, ranging from seeding to strategic investment and M&A, as well as to support companies positioned on the entire cybersecurity value chain. The initiative aims to increase the visibility of the European cybersecurity market players and to foster the consolidation of the European cybersecurity market.
Launched in 2017, ECSO cybersecurity business matchmaking events gathered more than 500 participants and provided a forum for more than 500 business-to-business meetings. Previous editions were organised with the most recognised players of the European cybersecurity ecosystem: Startup Estonia, Systematic Paris-Region, secunet Security Networks AG, TeleTrust - IT Security Association Germany, the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), the SECURITYMADEIN.LU, the cybersecurity agency of the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg, twice the EIT Digital Accelerator, eurobits e.V. - European Competence Centre for Information Technology Security and Portuguese entities, including the National Cybersecurity Centre of Portugal (CNCS), ScaleUp Porto, Bright Pixel, Maxive and S21sec.

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European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2016. ECSO unites more than 260 European cybersecurity stakeholders, including large companies, SMEs and start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users, operators, associations, as well as regional and national administrations. ECSO works with its members and partners to develop a competitive European cybersecurity ecosystem providing trusted cybersecurity solutions and advancing Europe’s cybersecurity posture and its technological independence. More information: www.ecs-org.eu

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Business Finland
By accelerating companies’ sustainable growth, Business Finland generates prosperity and well-being for the Finnish society. We help our customer companies grow and succeed globally, develop solutions for the future and renew their business operations boldly. We promote collaboration between companies and research groups, so that new endeavors can develop into international business ecosystems. We are developing Finland into the most attractive and competitive innovation environment and the most enticing investment and travel destination in the world. More information: https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/

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VTT Technical Research Centre
VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. Our task is to advance the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how we create sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and bring exponential hope. More information: https://www.vttresearch.com/en

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NewCo Helsinki
NewCo Helsinki is a City of Helsinki service that aims to help new businesses and startups succeed. We provide confidential business advisory services to lend a hand to entrepreneurs who are starting a new business and developing their operations. We also assist startups in their efforts to grow and expand to international markets. More information: https://newcohelsinki.fi/en/

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Maria 01
Maria 01 is the leading startup campus in the Nordics. We provide the most thriving environment for ambitious tech startups, venture capitalists, and large enterprises in the tech community to help each other succeed. More information: https://maria.io/

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Venue to be announced to registered participants only, -, Helsinki, Finland


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