Due to a dramatic increase in interest and applications, the Global Security Challenge (GSC) submission deadline has been extended from 31 May to 30 June 2011.
Now in its sixth year, the annual GSC seeks and rewards the year’s top security innovations. The extension of this year’s deadline allows the competition to receive a higher number of top-quality innovations, staying true to the competition’s chief purpose.
Startups and SMEs from around the world are invited to enter, competing for prize funds with a total value of $500k. The GSC is not limited to traditional security companies and innovators from other sectors are strongly encouraged to apply. Products/ideas must be original, innovative and useful in a security setting. Previous finalists and winners have come from non-traditional sectors such as healthcare/medical technology and IT.
Global Security Challenge is OmniCompete’s flagship competition. Innovators are offered unprecedented exposure, feedback from expert judges, and the chance to present live to industry, government and investors at regional finals and the global final in London, with the best winning prize packs including mentorship from world-leading management consultancies.
Submissions can be made online until 30 June 2011, at 23.59 PDT/PST.
30 June (23.59 PDT/PST) - Global Security Challenge closes for entries
July - Online judging
1-5 August - Finalists notified
27-29 September - West Coast regional final in San Diego (The Security Network’s 4th annual security conference)
1-30 September - Remaining regional finals, date & location TBD
Early November - GSC global final at PitchLive London