Strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem Bochum
North Rhine-Westphalia has become an international hotspot in it-security in the past years. With over 700 researchers at almost 20 locations and concisely 500 companies in the sector of it-security, it is one of the most important locations in science and economy in Germany. Especially Bochum and the Ruhr Area contribute to this fact. This lively ecosystem is an ideal basis for startups supported by Cube 5. Cooperation partners from science and economy support the founders as mentors and coaches. Events such as steady discussion with the partners, help to establish an it-security ecosystem in and around Bochum.
Apart from Bochum, there are also “StartUpSecure” incubators in Saarbrücken, Darmstadt and Karlsruhe. It brings together the four major academic it-security melting pots in Germany. For more information, visit startupsecure.org.
Cube 5 is not only closely linked to the scientific world but also to the entrepreneurial, financial and networking ecosystem. Cooperation partners from science and economy support the founders as mentors and coaches. Events such as steady discussion with our partners, help to establish an it-security ecosystem in and around Bochum.
Well-known ITS companies in Bochum such as ESCRYPT and GDATA are of course part of our extensive partner network. As a municipal service provider for companies, Bochum Economic Development Corporation also supports startups on their first steps, is in constant contact with local entrepreneurs and implements innovative settlement concepts. It is the ideal contact in the field of cybersecurity and cooperates with the IT association networker. NRW, the eco association of the Internet industry and the European competence center for IT security eurobits.
With regard to additional financial support, Cube 5 is in close contact with financing partners. The capital management company for alternative investment funds eCAPITAL is one of the leading venture capital investors in Germany. It has set up a cybersecurity fund worth 50 million euros. Events like pitches as well as the constant exchange with our partners help the startups to establish themselves in the IT security ecosystem in and around Bochum.
Become a partner!
You want to bolster the startup ecosystem in the Ruhr Valley with us? We are always open to new business partners, projects and initiatives. The cooperation with coaches, mentors or event makers is very fruitful on both sides. In the future our startups will profit from professional help but also give it back. Please contact us for any further information in becoming a Cube 5 Partner.