The most promising European cybersecurity start-ups and SMEs will have a chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with the leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond.

Connecting Entrepreneurs with Investors

It is a cybersecurity business matchmaking event designed to: cover different investment phases, ranging from seed to strategic investment and M&A, and give exposure to potential corporate customers and business partners.

STARtup Award

Two best cybersecurity companies participating at the Barcelona edition of the Cyber Investor Days will be nominated to compete for the ECSO’s European Cybersecurity 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 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.

Women4Cyber STARtup Award

ECSO and the Women4Cyber Foundation have joined forces to give recognition to the cybersecurity companies founded or co-founded by women and/or to the companies with at least 50% female employees. The Women4Cyber STARtup Award will be given to the female-led company, selected by the jury for the ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days and ECSO’s Cybersecurity STARtup Award.



Applications must be sent, with the application form properly fulfilled, to

The process will be open until the 5th of January (included). After that day no more applications will be accepted.



JANUARY, 5, 2023

Deadline for submissions of candidatures.


JANUARY, 13, 2023

Startups & Salesups will be notified.


February, 2, 2023

Presentations of pre-selected startups, scaleups or European SMEs.