Your cyber security accelerator program

We support your cyber security start-up with our free accelerator p rogram HUBGRADE CYBER

Your cyber security accelerator program

We support your cyber security startup with our free HUBGRADE CYBER accelerator program
Target group
  • Digital startups
  • Pre-Seed and Seed Founding Phases
  • network building
  • Investment opportunities
  • 6-month program
  • 12x a year
  • coworking space
  • Practice-oriented workshops
  • Individual coaching & mentoring
  • financings
  • network of partners, stakeholders,
    Shareholders, experts and founders
  • Market entry
  • Preparing for scaling
  • 6 months

Off to a secure digital future


New ideas & solutions

Cyber security plays a central role in our connected world. The security of our data and systems must be ensured. Especially now, in times of increasing cyber threats and data protection problems in our connected world, cyber security is more important than ever. That's why startups like yours and their innovative ideas and solutions for cyber security challenges are essential. You and your team will be the innovators leading us to a safer digital future. Our specialized accelerator program HUBGRADE CYBER will give you all the resources you need to get started.
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General information

The HUBGRADE CYBER program lasts 6 months (one batch). There are two batches per year. After the successfully going through a jury session, your batch starts in May or November. Within the program, you will get in touch with more than 4 more cyber security startups as well as a variety of coworkers and event participants.
You and your start-up are at the center of attention. We are pleased to be able to support you and ask for your participation no fees or company shares. Participation in our program is possible remotely. A physical venue and a wonderful coworking space can be found in our RHINEHUB.

Program content

Benefit from a big one for six months cyber security founder circle as well as helpful market access. Get a higher range and visibility, necessary sales tools, up to 100,000 EUR financing and access to valuable resources such as inspiring and modern coworking spaces.

Individual support

Personal mentoring with experts and exchange with other founders are standard at our program. Discuss exciting ideas, questions and solutions in guided groups. Together, we often achieve more!

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Investment ready after 6 months

At the end of the program, you have the chance of a first round of funding. We bring your startup together with business angels and VCs from the region. If suitable, we will fairly invest in your startup together. This gives you permanent access to important resources as well as supporting money, which pays off far beyond the potential six-figure financing.


This is how your participation works:

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The RHINEHUB - a location with a view

This is the location for our cyber security accelerator program. Also a hybrid participation is possible at any time. You can find detailed information about our coworking offer here. We always welcome you to visit in advance.

The coffee goes to us, of course!

Our Cyber Security Expert Board

Peter Meyer
Stefan Pütz
Senior VP Technical Security
Professor Thorsten Bonne
Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Computer Science
Professor Michael Meier
Cyber Security University Bonn
Sergei Dechand
Co-Founder Code Intelligence GmbH
Peter Leffler
Lieutenant Colonel in Cyber & Security Room
Dr. Ulrich Schmitt
Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds
Stefan Becker
Head of Department “Cyber Security”
It is important to us that you really speed up your startup. Only a program designed specifically for you and by players in the cyber industry will help you do this. We are the only accelerator program that offers such bundled access to the top of the cyber security industry.
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“By participating in the cyber security accelerator and regular feedback rounds, we were able to raise our pitch deck to a new level. The workshops with successful startup founders and managers have broadened the horizon significantly. I highly recommend this accelerator.”

Martin Seeger

Co-Founder of cybernality
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“Thanks to the Cyber Security Accelerator, we were able to significantly advance our product (Safe Storage). The program offered us valuable insights, support from mentors and coaches, and important contacts with investors and customers. An inspiring experience that has significantly shaped our development.”

Tobias Bümmerstede

Co-Founder of TF-Industries
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“We received active support and advice for Mitigant's sales and marketing strategy from the DigitalHub accelerator.”

Nils Karn

Co-Founder of Mitigant