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

  1. Be a Cybersecurity product and/or services company.
  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 2023:

  • May 1, 2023 – SINET16 Innovator award application process opens.
  • June 20, 2023 – SINET16 Innovator application process closes. No applications will be accepted after June 20, 2023 @ 5pm PT.
  • June 22, 2023 – SINET begins Round One evaluations. This round will determine which companies advance to Round Two.
  • July 30, 2023 – SINET begins Round Two evaluations. This final judging round will ultimately select the 16 companies that will receive the SINET16 Innovator award.
  • July 30, 2023 – Companies will be informed if they have proceeded to Round 2
  • September 7, 2023 – SINET16 Innovator award winners will be announced live

How to Apply

We will accept SINET16 Innovator award applications for 2023 between May 1 and June 20, 2023.

For questions regarding the SINET16 application process, please contact
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