Demo Day Student Participants

Students are invited to participate in the Demo Day Finale.

 

Each fall, students bring cybersecurity research ideas to the Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit. Students then attend evidence-based entrepreneurial coaching and return six months later to the IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day Finale for a TED-style talk about their project.

Finalists will compete for over $100,000 in funding and prizes, as they move research from the lab to the marketplace,including: 

  • $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corps Grants
  • CREATE-X Launch program seat worth $4,000 in grant funding and $30,000 of value in services including legal services, space, mentorship, IP protection, and visibility)
  • $7,000 cash prize for Commercialization Track, courtesy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy.
  • $4,000 cash prize for Research Track, courtesy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy.
  • $2,000 cash prize for People's Choice Award, courtesy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy.

 

We invite students to sign up today.

Although registration is closed for the Commercialization Track, students can still participate in the Research Track or bring posters for Poster Track and network with industry thought leaders.  See opportunities and requirements below.

 

Detailed student participation information below.

 
Research Track

Registration closed March 20, 2019


Poster Session – Registration closes April 9, 2019
  • Register and select Poster Track.
  • Bring your poster and share your ideas with industry, venture capitalists, faculty, and peers.
  • See Basic Eligibility Requirements below.

Commercialization Track – REGISTRATION CLOSED 1/31/19 
  • Registration is closed for Commercialization Track.
 
Note: Commercialization Track students participate in entrepreneurial training and coaching, along with the opportunity to compete to bring ideas to the market. The IISP has partnered with the Georgia Tech VentureLab to create a custom program for Ph.D. and master's students.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be presently enrolled in a degree program Georgia Tech and in good academic standing.
  • The research project must involve one of the core cybersecurity areas of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy.
  • Participation must be endorsed by the research principal investigator (or, if not applicable, a faculty sponsor or lab director) from Georgia Tech.
  • A signed Public Disclosure Acknowledgement and Waiver form (PDF) must be returned to the IISP prior to the formal competition.
 
Commercialization Track Requirement
  • See basic eligibility requirements above
  • Attend a total of four (4) 60-minute coaching sessions at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building
  • Conduct 20 market interviews
  • Prepare a poster and present to panel of judges at the Demo Day Finale
Prize pool
  1. $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corps Grants
  2. CREATE-X Launch program seat worth $4,000 in grant funding and $30,000 of value in services including legal services, space, mentorship, IP protection, and visibility)
  3. $7,000 cash prize for Commercialization Track, courtesy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy
  4. $2,000 cash prize for People's Choice Award, courtesy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy. 
 
Research Track Requirements
  • See basic eligibility requirements above
  • Attend a total of one information session
  • Create a 3-4 minute technology video
  • Prepare a poster for the Demo Day Finale
Prize pool
  1. $4,000 cash prize for Commercialization Track, courtesy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy
 
Poster Session Requirements
  • See basic eligibility requirements above

For more information, contact gloria.griessman@gatech.edu