Cyber start-up, Ayasdi, graduates from Northrop Grumman and bwtech@UMBC Cync Incubator Program
Cync is a global cyber start-up initiative designed to cultivate the brightest ideas in cybersecurity and commercialize these innovations for use in the federal marketspace. Formed in 2011 by Northrop Grumman and bwtech@UMBC, this unique partnership creates a pathway for technology-driven start-ups to speed advanced solutions to customers while providing extensive business incubation expertise and access to capital and talent to help companies thrive.
"As a leading cyber provider to the federal government, we have an obligation to foster innovation to ensure that the best ideas are made available to our nation to stay ahead of the ever evolving threat," said Chris Valentino, director of strategy, cyber division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "No one company can do it all, it's innovation from all corners of the world that will make the difference so giving a boost to those with great ideas is what our partnership is about as we strive to keep our global networks safe."
"Ayasdi achieved much success while participating in the Cync program with fundraising and business development," said Ellen Hemmerly, executive director of bwtech@UMBC Research and
Leverege, of Baltimore and ParaTools, of
Cync graduates include DB Networks, KoolSpan, AccelerEyes (ArrayFire),
The Cync program is currently taking applications, looking for companies that address critical market needs in the areas of cyber, data sciences, big data, secure mobility, and cyber physical systems/critical infrastructure protection. For information about applying to this scholarship program, go to www.bwtechumbc.com.
bwtech@UMBC is a 71-acre research and technology community at the
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