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Calling all EU cybersecurity founders

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In the evolving computing environment of 2023, digital systems are only as secure as their weakest link.

That’s why, in recent conversations from Brussels to Katowice, we’ve been laying out our commitment to Europe’s digital resilience and describing cybersecurity as a team sport. When we work together, we raise the bar for best practices that benefit all.

So, we are pleased to announce that applications for the Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity program are now open. Announced last fall in Madrid, the three-month program will begin in April and introduce leading European cybersecurity startups to the best of Google.

The selected startups, from seed level to Series A, will attend workshops run by a mix of Google and industry experts, receive dedicated mentoring across strategy, sales, and partnerships — including from Google executives at VirusTotal and Mandiant, and other leading European companies — and connect with other entrepreneurs focused on cybersecurity.

The program will be built around three in-person moments taking place in Europe, including in Málaga, the home of a new Google Safety Engineering Center for joint research on advanced threats opening this year. It is designed specifically for European companies that are looking to scale internationally, and are focused on an element of cybersecurity — prevention, protection, and research, or threat analysis and threat sharing. Criteria are listed at the program website.

We look forward to receiving your applications and supporting the next generation of homegrown innovators, so we can invest together in a more resilient European future.

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