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Join us for this year's final competition on April 16th, as students compete to win from a prize pool of almost $100,000.


The Cybersecurity Demo Day Finale at Georgia Tech brings together graduate students, faculty and industry thought leaders to explore emerging cybersecurity research. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with Georgia Tech's robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, including VentureLabATDC, and CREATE-X.

  • Build your network of innovation partners
  • Explore emerging cyber research
  • FREE registration and admission

IISP Demo Day Finale & Mixer

Klaus Atrium
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Mixer & Poster Session
  •  Network with students, faculty, industry thought leaders and Georgia Tech’s innovative ecosystem
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Student Presentations & Awards     
  • Participate in final research presentations and winner selection

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Student Competition Prizes

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

  • $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.
  • 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)
  • $50,000 National Science Foundation I-Corps Grants


(L to R) Last year’s Demo Day with 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.

The annual Cybersecurity Demo Day program aims to introduce Georgia Tech cybersecurity research students to business mentors early in the research timeline to build productive relationships. Participating students benefit from the insight and critique of those closest to industry needs today. Check out the past events.

2018 Two-Minute Madness and Poster Session Winners
2018 Winner