IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day - Kicks Off January 2019

(From L to R) Judges Kevin Skapinetz of IBM Security and Blake Patton of Tech Square Ventures present the grand prize to 2018 Winners Ruian Duan and Ashish Bijlani, School of Computer Science, funded by Judge and Founding Donor of Create-X Christopher Klaus and IISP's Dr. Wenke Lee.

 

Students Move Research from the Lab to the Market

IISP Demo Day Program, sponsored by the Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP), introduces students to business mentors and new methodologies early in the research process to help drive long-term market impact.

 

Open to Cybersecurity Students with both Nascent and "near-ready" ideas

January through March 2019 - Entrepreneurial Training & Coaching
April 2019 - Demo Day Finale 
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies
  • Coaching by Industry Leaders
  • Communication & Life Skills
  • Measurable Impact of their Research
  • $50,000 NSF I-Corp Grants
  • Create-X LAUNCH Seat (worth $4k in grant funding and $30k in services)
  • $7000 for Commercial Track Winner
  • $4000 for Research Track Winner

 

 

Questions? Contact Gloria Griessman.

 

If you are a student who has never considered commercialization of your research, please reconsider:

Being an entrepreneur is not just about money, it is about impact - changing the industry/world with new ideas and new technologies. Students learn new skills that enrich their experience, including communicating, presenting, persuading,and evaluating. Teams validate research in the market and have fun working together​.

What is the IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day Program?

The IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day Program aims to introduce students to business mentors early in the research timeline to build productive relationships. All students who participate will benefit from the insight and critique of those closest to industry needs today. 

Demo Day Advisory Sessions

Venture Lab Team on site at Klaus and available to advise students

Date Time Location
Feb 26 11-12 KACB 2447
March 14 11-12 KACB 2447
March 26 tbd tbd

Demo Grand Finale April 16, 2019

 

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Students are presently enrolled in a degree program Georgia Tech and are in good academic standing.
  • The research project involves one of the core cybersecurity areas of the Institute for Information Security & Privacy.
  • Participation is 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 has been returned to IISP prior to the formal competition.

What is Demo Day Grand Finale in April?

The winning team of the Demo Day Finale in April is awarded a cash prize and funding. The team also receives a fast-track “Golden Ticket” into Create-X Startup Launch to work alongside Atlanta business mentors and investors.

Requirements - Cybersecurity Demo Day Finale

  • Meet Basic Eligibility Requirements outlined above.
  • Prepare a poster and present to panel of judges at the Demo Day Finale (Commercial Track).
  • Prepare a poster and create a video to be presented at the Demo Day Finale (Research Track).
  • Select either Commercialization or Research Track
    • Commercialization Track Requirements
      • Attend a total of four 60 Minute Coaching Sessions at Klaus (See schedule below.)
      • Conduct 20 interviews
    • Research Track
      • Attend a total of two 60 Minute Coaching Sessions at Klaus
      • Create a three to four minute technology video for judging

Sign up today for more information contact gloria.griessman@gatech.edu

 

 

Eligibility Criteria
  • Presently enrolled in a degree program Georgia Tech and in good academic standing
  • Research project involves one of the core, cybersecurity areas at the Institute for Information Security & Privacy
  • Participation is 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 has been returned to IISP prior to Oct. 4, 2018.
  • Must prepare a research poster and attend the Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m.

 

About Demo Day

Each fall, students bring cybersecurity research ideas to the fall Georgia Tech Cybersecurity Summit. Students then attend evidence-based entrepreneurial coaching and return six months later at the IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day Finale for a TED-style talk about their project. A panel of business leaders and investors from across the United States critiques students and awards prizes from a pool (valued at more than $125,000 in 2017-18). Research with the best chance of commercialization or demonstrating the most impact toward an unmet need wins.

"The Institute for Information Security & Privacy wants to move good ideas to market," says Wenke Lee, co-director. "We know industry leans on academic researchers to raise new ideas and we lean on industry to take solutions to the public. Our hope is that by introducing students to business mentors early in the research timeline that we can help them naturally build productive relationships and reduce time to market. All students participating in Demo Day will benefit from the insight and critique of those closest to industry needs today."

The annual IISP Cybersecurity Demo Day program is open to all students who are enrolled in any degree program at Georgia Tech.

 


2018 Two-Minute Madness and Poster Session Winners
2018 Winner