SINET 16 Process & Benefits


Key benefits of the SINET 16 Innovator Award

  • The SINET 16 Innovator award is a prestigious honor, and is widely recognized and valued within the Cybersecurity industry.
  • SINET 16 Innovators are invited to deliver their value proposition on our virtual stage
  • SINET 16 Innovators are promoted in SINET press releases and marketing material
  • SINET 16 Innovators receive free, mandatory, coaching to improve their presentations and messaging
  • SINET 16 Innovators enjoy additional opportunities to present at other SINET supported global venues throughout the year

How the SINET 16 Innovators are Selected

Each year, the SINET 16 Innovators are evaluated and selected by an esteemed SINET Judging Committee, which consists of over 100 industry experts. Companies are selected based on cumulative scoring associated with:

  • The urgency in the marketplace for their products and solutions
  • How innovative and unique their solutions are
  • How well their products and technologies solve real and significant cybersecurity problems
  • What advantages exist over other solutions
  • The companies’ ability to succeed based on the state of their product, capital, and leadership

For very early stage or small companies, specific business plans describing future growth will be a component of the evaluation.


SINET 16 Innovator Award Timeline 2021

  • April 1, 2021 – SINET 16 Innovator award application process opens.
  • June 8, 2021 – SINET 16 Innovator application process closes. No applications will be accepted after June 8, 2021.
  • June 15, 2021 – SINET begins Round-One evaluations. This round will determine which companies advance to Round-Two.
  • July 19, 2021 – SINET begins Round-Two evaluations. This final judging round will ultimately select the 16 companies that will receive the SINET 16 Innovator award.
  • September 9, 2021 – This year’s SINET 16 Innovator award winners will be announced live via zoom By Robert Rodriguez, Chairman of SINET and George Kurtz, CEO Crowdstrike.
  • October 6, 2021 – Winners will present their solutions on our virtual stage.

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