In order to apply to the annual SINET16 Innovator Award program, companies must:

  1. Be a cybersecurity “product” company (not services only).
  2. Be completely autonomous (not part of a larger entity).
  3. Have annual revenues of $15 Million dollars or less.
  4. Not have previously won the SINET16 Innovator Award.

SINET16 Innovator Award Timeline 2021:

  • April 1, 2021 – SINET16 Innovator award application process opens.
  • June 8, 2021 – SINET16 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 20, 2021 – SINET begins Round Two evaluations. This final judging round will ultimately select the 16 companies that will receive the SINET16 Innovator award.
  • September 9, 2021 – This year’s SINET16 Innovator award winners will be announced live via zoom By Robert Rodriguez, Chairman of SINET, and George Kurtz, CEO Crowdstrike. Read more here.

How to Apply

We will accept SINET16 Innovator award applications for 2021 between April 1 and June 8, 2021.

For questions regarding the SINET16 application process, please contact
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