<div dir="ltr">FYI!<br><br><div><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Frank Wang</b> <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:frankw@mit.edu">frankw@mit.edu</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 1:20 PM<div dir="ltr"><div><div><div><div class="m_-501027317649596040gmail_signature"><br><div dir="ltr">------------------------------<wbr>------------------------------<wbr>---------------</div><div dir="ltr"><br></div><div dir="ltr"><span id="m_-501027317649596040gmail-docs-internal-guid-39bf5cb5-0009-2dc3-2860-be3a963d7393"><p dir="ltr" style="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:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">The Cybersecurity Factory</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> is a </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">10-week summer program</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> in collaboration with Highland Capital Partners that gives teams a </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">$35,000 </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">convertible note investment, </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">office space</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">, and </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">dedicated security mentorship </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">from </span><a href="https://cybersecurityfactory.com/#inmentors" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">industry leaders</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> at companies like Rapid7, Imprivata, Akamai, Carbon Black, Cybereason, and SAP. We help early stage security companies through 1) providing the support and mentoring to help teams with business and product strategy 2) building a network of entrepreneurs and investors to identify key opportunities in the security market.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">During the summer, each team will work closely with our security mentors and potential customers to produce and improve a marketable prototype. To have a better sense of Cybersecurity Factory summer experience, here are stories from teams that have participated in the past:</span><a href="https://medium.com/cybersecurity-factory/summer-2016-at-cybersecurity-factory-e09e7e10b395#.3ia762ujs" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Pixm</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">,</span><a href="https://medium.com/cybersecurity-factory/a-ten-week-startup-c486ac1056#.8rzlk2thv" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Flare</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">, and</span><a href="https://medium.com/cybersecurity-factory/you-can-t-start-a-company-at-your-desk-12ceb2443484#.5rco0capg" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Stealthmine (formerly Aikicrypt)</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">The program dates are </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">6/12-8/18</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. More information about the program is available on the </span><a href="http://cybersecurityfactory.com" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">website</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. Applications are now </span><a href="https://cybersecurityfactory.wufoo.com/forms/qt8cv0t1hgi4up/" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">open</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">! The early deadline is </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">3/6</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">, and we will accept applications on a rolling basis until </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">3/20</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. </span></p><br><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">If anyone has questions about Cybersecurity Factory, don’t hesitate to email us at </span><a href="mailto:team@cybersecurityfactory.com" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">team@cybersecurityfactory.com</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">.</span></span><br></div></div></div>
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