FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DOES A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION LOOK LIKE?
We expect your application to reflect the individuality of your company. There are no right or wrong answers – we’re looking for a strong team, a good idea and an appetite to learn.
WHAT KIND OF COMPANIES CAN APPLY TO CYLON?
CyLon aims to help founders build commercial businesses that deliver outstanding information security technology. If you think that’s you, then you should apply to CyLon! If you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you some advice.
In the past we’ve supported startups in the following spaces: Security (Data, Network, Device), Identity, Privacy, AML/KYC Trust, Blockchain, Compliance, Data Protection/GDPR, Cyber Insurance, Risk, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Security.
Is our company too early / too far along to apply?
While we think our programme is particularly suitable for companies who already have an early stage product or service developed, we welcome applications from both concept-stage startups and later-stage businesses who feel they could benefit from the CyLon programme.
Do we need to send a business plan?
No. Our aim is to help you shape your business and identify commercial opportunities; even if you are already trading and have revenues, your business and product can still develop.
Is age a factor when you select teams?
Of course not! We’re all for diversity and inclusion.
Can we apply to CyLon if I’m not from the UK?
Yes! CyLon will consider applications from anywhere.
What funding will we receive if we join CyLon?
Every company that joins the CyLon programme receives £15,000 in return for 3% equity.
Where will we live?
Completely up to you! We leave that responsibility with you, however we will assist you where we can to find accommodation
Do CyLon or any of its partners take any share in our IP?
Do we have to be based at CyLon for the entire programme?
Yes – but that’s for your benefit, not ours! We’ve found that co-location alongside all the other participating startups is crucial in ensuring that you get the most out of the CyLon programme. We ensure you have enough curriculum-free time to get on with building your business.
Where is CyLon located?
Our beautiful offices are based within Winton Capital in Hammersmith, London; a 2-minute walk from the Underground station.
- 15-minute tube journey from Victoria
- 30-minute tube journey from King’s Cross St Pancras
What IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you have any other questions, we would be happy to answer them. Just send your queries to [email protected]