In order to apply to the annual SINET 16 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 SINET 16 Innovator Award.

SINET 16 Innovator Award Timeline 2019:

  • Mar 15, 2019 – SINET 16 Innovator award application process opens.
  • Jun 3, 2019 – SINET 16 Innovator Application process closes. No applications accepted after this date.
  • Jun 17, 2019 – SINET begins Round-One evaluations. This round will determine which companies advance to Round Two.
  • July 26, 2019 – SINET begins Round-Two evaluations. This final judging round will ultimately select the 16 companies that will receive the SINET 16 Innovator award.
  • September 10, 2019 – This year’s SINET 16 Innovators will be announced, and the winners notified that they have been selected to present on stage at the 2019 SINET Showcase in Washington, DC.
  • October 10 – 17, 2019– All SINET 16 winning companies will receive free coaching regarding their presentation skills in either Rosslyn, VA or in Menlo Park, CA. (This coaching is complimentary but mandatory in order to maximize the presenter’s six minutes on stage.)
  • November 7, 2019 – Winners will present their solutions on-stage at the SINET Showcase in Washington DC. They will also have a table-top booth throughout the day and two-hour evening reception where they can meet with interested parties and demonstrate their products.

How to Apply

We will accept SINET 16 Innovator award applications for 2019 between March 15 and June 3, 2019.

For questions regarding the SINET 16 application process, please contact
Bill Bosen: