Alliance Mentors Korean Security Startups
SECURITY ADVISOR ALLIANCE DRIVES GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH INCUBATORS & SOUTH KOREA
In pursuit of the Security Advisor Alliance’s mission of supporting innovation, executive Alliance cybersecurity members will spend four weeks mentoring and providing unique insight to South Korean entrepreneurs and startups.
ST. LOUIS (Nov. 13, 2017) – The Alliance, through its partnership with the accelerator fund, SixThirty CYBER, has announced its participation in an innovative program connecting Alliance Cybersecurity leaders with South Korean startups and entrepreneurs to offer mentoring, consulting, and guidance.
The program is made possible through a partnership between SixThirty CYBER and the government of South Korea. During a ceremony in South Korea recently, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens congratulated the 10 entrepreneurs from the five companies who will be coming to Missouri. Greitens was joined by Jung Su Song, director general of the Cyber Security Policy Bureau within the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT.
“Missouri is excited to welcome these talented entrepreneurs as part of SixThirty CYBER’s and South Korea’s innovative new program,” Greitens said. “Missouri and South Korean companies have stepped up to the front lines to make our world safer.”
The CISO community is joining forces to solve the most complex problems we all face. We have identified a need for innovation and a unique perspective in order to face these threats that impact us all. To help foster the innovation that the security community needs, we partner with organizations like SixThirty CYBER to mentor, support and help evangelize for startups across the globe. The Alliance’s community of members are helping these startups to reimagine cybersecurity, because in order to win the war against cyber threats, we need to defy the rules to create simple solutions.” – Jason Clark, Alliance Founding President
The entrepreneurs from South Korea will spend six weeks in the United States starting in mid-November, visiting Denver, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C
“The Alliance is thrilled to support this incredible initiative and provide expertise to cyber entrepreneurs from Asia,” said Clayton Pummill, executive director of the Alliance. “Global perspective and insight is an awesome way to find new and creative solutions to the complex cyber challenges we face.”
Rob Dixon, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, which works to make Missouri a globally competitive business location, added: “This program illustrates the fact that cyber security is a global issue that connects places like Missouri with countries such as South Korea in meaningful ways. Missouri has the opportunity to drive the cyber security agenda across the globe, and this program serves as a key step in enabling Missouri to capitalize on that opportunity.”
About SixThirty CYBER
Founded in 2016 and backed by chief information security officers (CISOs) and other information security executives, as well as the venture capital firm Cultivation Capital and corporations like Mastercard, SixThirty CYBER is a business development program that invests up to $250,000 in a small number of cyber security-based technology startup companies each year. The selected companies receive hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the top CISOs and executives of regional private companies (like financial services, manufacturing, and aerospace/defense), as well as federal sector leaders in defense, finance, and intelligence nationally. SixThirty CYBER has offices in Washington, D.C., and St. Louis and is a sister investment fund of SixThirty, an accelerator for financial technology startups.