Helping the UK’s leading cyber security scaleups to accelerate their growth

Securing the future

The UK’s first national scaleup programme for the cyber security sector, Tech Nation Cyber is aimed at ambitious tech companies ready for growth, at home and abroad.

Offering peer-to-peer learning, masterclasses led by expert scale coaches, meetups and an international trip organised in conjunction with the Department of International Trade (DIT), the programme will provide cyber security scaleups with invaluable skills, a powerful network – including peers, investors and potential clients – and the ability to implement changes to help their companies grow.

It’s free to join, and we don't take an equity stake in your business.

The Cyber programme will also engage investors, academia and industry on a wider scale, through mentoring, market reports, events and thought leadership pieces, including Tech Nation’s Cyber Collaboration Toolkit.

How does the programme work?

Cyber is a six-month, non-residential programme to accelerate ambitious UK scaleups. From online training and phishing prevention, to honeypots and deception security, we’re looking for the most innovative companies operating in cyber security.

To apply for the programme, your business must:

  • Be headquartered in the UK
  • 10+ employees
  • Seed funding at minimum (or, if bootstrapped, £500,000+ in revenue)
  • Ambitions to grow, expand and be industry leaders

We’ll select 20 companies to join our very first Tech Nation Cyber cohort in 2019. You can apply for Cyber here.

Applications open on 6th February 2019 and close on 4th March 2019.

"Most startup's wish-lists look the same: customers, talent, capital – in that order. For Cyber Security companies these have been typically harder to acquire but the importance of the growth of this sector to the UK means things must change. Thankfully they are!"

Mike Kennedy, Downing Capital

The programme


Four founder-focused sessions delivered by world-leading scale coaches covering core issues, from investment to the evolution of sales and international expansion.


Five intimate networking sessions designed with the wider leadership team in mind to foster peer-to-peer learning and explore the challenges faced by different roles and departments.

Cohort trips

Three trips, including a thought leadership event and an international trip co-organised with DIT, to showcase companies at home and overseas.


The chance to share experiences, problem-solve with peers and learn from industry leaders and scale coaches who have been through the journey already.

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