UP18 is now UP19
"After the successful kick-off last year, I am looking forward to the next round of the UP@it-sa Award. The initiative showcases the spirit of entrepreneurship that is developing around IT security and privacy in the D-A-CH region. It is impressive to see how much verve and commitment are involved and how passionate all contestants are about their cause. The selection of the best ones is becoming increasingly difficult."
"In my role as head of marketing at Fraunhofer SIT I support teams to market their developments. Being involved in Fraunhofer Venture, the Digital Hub Cybersecurity and the Hesse Israeli Partnership Accelerator (HIPA), I see and work with various internal and external founder teams. Still, the tremendous market potential and the technical quality of the solutions always surprise me positively. German startups definitely do not have to shy away from international comparison – sometimes they simply lack the right framework and partnerships. But the overall trend points in the right direction.”
"The demand for commercial and scalable cybersecurity innovations is growing rapidly. This is a great opportunity for locally based startups. With the UP19@it-sa Award we as Accenture Security want to help the best security start-ups in the D-A-CH region gain greater visibility and market success."
"Last year’s UP18@it-sa Award and Match-up were incredibly exciting and inspiring. We are very excited to offer cybersecurity start-ups such an attractive platform again this year. I found the creativity and innovation of the young companies particularly impressive, and I am all the more curious to see which ideas will be presented to us as a jury."
"We can only recommend for any cybersecurity startup to enter the UP19@it-sa Award: It’s a competition that has an international halo and increases the visibility of excellent and innovative solutions and their recognition by the industry. It was a great honor and an acknowledgement for our customers and for us to be voted the best Cybersecurity Startup 2018. We are therefore very happy to give back to the community what they did for us and are looking forward to being part of the jury."