<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Ethan Heilman</b> <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:eth3rs@gmail.com">eth3rs@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 3:04 PM<br>Subject: The Cybersecurity Factory<br>To: Sharon Goldberg &lt;<a href="mailto:goldbe@cs.bu.edu">goldbe@cs.bu.edu</a>&gt;<br><br><br><div dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><a href="http://cybersecurityfactory.com/" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">The Cybersecurity Factory</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> is an </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">10-week summer program</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> in collaboration with Highland Capital Partners that gives teams a </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">$20,000 </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">convertible note investment, </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">office space</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">, and </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">security mentorship </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">from industry leaders at companies like Cisco, Imprivata, Akamai, and SAP. We help early stage security companies through 1) providing the support and mentoring to transform technical ideas into a commercial solution and 2) building a network of entrepreneurs and investors interested in security companies. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:normal"><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">We had a successful pilot program last year, and we are running it again! Here are the stories from the two teams that participated in our pilot program: </span><a href="https://medium.com/cybersecurity-factory/you-can-t-start-a-company-at-your-desk-12ceb2443484#.iggrilwqz" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Aikicrypt</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> and </span><a href="https://medium.com/cybersecurity-factory/piloting-our-startup-during-cybersecurity-factory-s-pilot-summer-29952b2892d6#.rjb5d6wj7" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">Oblivilock</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:normal"><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">This year, we are introducing a </span><a href="https://medium.com/cybersecurity-factory/industry-partnership-pilot-program-for-cybersecurity-factory-2016-a7a367b4f726#.7hduhwzbt" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">pilot program</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> where a team will work closely with an industry partner to produce a relevant security solution. Our partners this year are Akamai and Imprivata. We hope to add more partners before the summer!</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><br style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:normal"></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">More information about the program is available on </span><a href="http://cybersecurityfactory.com/" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">website</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">. Applications are now </span><a href="https://cybersecurityfactory.wufoo.com/forms/qt8cv0t1hgi4up/" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">open</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">! The early deadline is </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">2/26</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">, and after that, we will accept applications on a rolling basis until </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">3/21</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">.</span></p><br style="font-size:12.8px"><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;line-height:1.38;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">If anyone is interested and has more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to </span><a href="mailto:team@cybersecurityfactory.com" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">team@cybersecurityfactory.com</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;line-height:1.38;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent"> or directly to Frank at </span><a href="mailto:frank@cybersecurityfactory.com" style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:1.38;text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:Arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent">frank@cybersecurityfactory.com</span></a><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;line-height:1.38;white-space:pre-wrap">.

</span></font>Cybersecurity Factory is Jean Yang a soon to be assistant professor at CMU and Frank Wang a MIT PhD student who is also runs the MIT security seminar. They are looking for startups that are connected with academic research:<br><font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;line-height:1.38;white-space:pre-wrap">&quot;</span></font></span>We are looking for early-stage technical startups, preferably with at least one co-founder who is currently in a graduate program or has completed a graduate degree in a topic related to the startup focus.&quot;</p></div>
</div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature">Sharon Goldberg<br>Computer Science, Boston University<br><a href="http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe" target="_blank">http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe</a></div>
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