News of Growth – OSP Cyber Academy

Article by OSP Cyber Academy

OSP Cyber Academy have been selected as a ‘Grow’ member of the Cyber Runway, a fast-track innovation programme for cyber entrepreneurs and startups.

Cyber Runway, which is the UK’s largest cyber accelerator, is delivered by Plexal with support from Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies. It’s funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

“Our thriving cyber security sector is worth more than £10 billion and attracts some of the world’s best talent. We fund programmes like Cyber Runway to help startups successfully scale in this thriving sector. If you’re a cyber professional looking for mentoring and masterclasses to help your business grow, then this exciting opportunity is for you.”

Julia Lopez, Cyber Security Minister at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Cyber Runway has already supported 107 entrepreneurs with its first cohort. Grow members saw a 20% increase in revenue, an 8% increase in investment and a 22% increase in headcount over the course of the programme.

“The economic and geopolitical necessity for a thriving cyber security ecosystem has never been greater. As the UK’s largest cyber accelerator, Cyber Runway provides a uniquely scaled platform for growth at the heart of the UK’s innovation ecosystem, that is designed to support bold, ambitious and diverse founders to realise their potential. We encourage any startup that is serious about their growth to apply and collaborate with us.”

Saj Huq, Chief Commercial Officer at Plexal

The Cyber Runway provides OSP Cyber Academy with the opportunity to shape the growth strategy for their company. The ethos behind this Cyber Runway programme is that cyber innovation thrives when teams are diverse, and that everyone who joins the sector and wants to grow their business, should have access to the right support.

“We are delighted to have been selected as a cohort member for this years DCMS Programme on the Cyber Runway Grow’. This opportunity will allow OSP access to the critical support mechanism that has enabled previous grow companies to be successful within their own sector.”

Irene Coyle, Chief Operating Officer, OSP Cyber Academy

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