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European Day, Access 2 Finance

Don't miss your chance to meet with fellow cybersecurity entrepreneurs and industry leaders and attend the pitches & B2B meetings


The first French edition of the European Cybersecurity Centre’s (ECCC) Access-2-Finance Matchmaking Event co-organised by The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC), the French National Coordination Centre (NCC-FR), the Women4Cyber Foundation, Sopra Steria, Pole d’Excellence Cyber, Région Bretagne, and Klecha & Co., will take place on the 21 November in Rennes, France. The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups will take the stage and have the unique opportunity to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and meet with leading investors and corporates from around Europe.


For European start-ups: Ambitious to pitch on a European stage?

French and other European cybersecurity start-ups are invited to register by providing their company’s profile and indicate whether they are looking for access-to-finance opportunities (B2B meetings with potential investors).

For your application and more information about the ECCC Access-2-Finance matchmaking event, download underneath the application form and additional information:


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 27 October COB.Your duly filled application form (jpg. png. pdf. doc. docx or pages) and your 5-7 slides pitch deck (pdf, 1 MB size) should be sent to

IMPORTANT: Keep your application convincing and concise. Respect the indicated character limit. The selection committee will finally select between 8-12 European start-up to pitch during the ECCC Access-2-Finance matchmaking event on the 21 November in Rennes, France.


THE JURY: In order to make this event unique, the Access-2-Finance jury will be composed of multiple cyber reference actors. Thus, Chantal CAUDRON DE COQUEROMONT (DGA MI), Bertrand BLOND (ComCyber), Olivier MANGEOT (DGA), Stéphane KLECHA (Klecha & co), Quentin BESNARD (Tikehau), William LECAT (Auriga Cyber Venture), Daniel GERGES (Cyber Booster / Le pool), Olivier GUERIN (ANSSI), a Women4Cyber representative and a ECCO representative will be involved.


Program of the event

9h30 – 9h40

Opening session, Francesco BARBATO (ECCC) + Geoffroy HERMANN (NCC-FR)

9h40 – 10h30

1st startups pitch session

10h30 – 11h


11h – 11h15

About startups and French Ministry of Army keynote, Bertrand Blond (ComCyber)

11h15 – 12h15

2nd startups pitch session

12h15 – 12h30

Closing keynote, Florent KIRCHNER (NCC-FR)


ECSO STARtup Award 2023

The two best cybersecurity companies participating in the French edition of the ECCC Access-2-Finance matchmaking event will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s STARtup Award 2023. Nominees will be selected by the local jury and will be invited to participate in the final competition, which will be held in early 2024. During the final ceremony, nominees will pitch to the European jury and will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to high-level investors, corporate executives and cybersecurity experts. For more information, visit ECSO STARtup Award!


Special Women4Cyber Entrepreneurship Award

ECSO and the Women4Cyber Foundation joined forces to acknowledge and celebrate women leaders in the cybersecurity field. For more information, click here.


The ECCC Access-2-Finance matchmaking event is organised as a side event of the European Cyber Week (21 –23 November), in Rennes France. It is a unique opportunity to attend these two cybersecurity events with leading content, renowned speakers and some of Europe’s most exiting cybersecurity start-ups and scale-ups.

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