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About SecureTech


Dreamit SecureTech

A Growth-Focused Program for
Logical, Social, and Physical Security Startups.

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About SecureTech


Dreamit SecureTech

A Growth-Focused Program for
Logical, Social, and Physical Security Startups.

We're Unique

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Designed for Startups with Revenue or Pilots

Focus is on scaling, customers, and capital, not on building your product.

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No Large Upfront
Equity Required

We get the right to invest in
your next round.

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No Need
to Relocate

You’re busy building
your company. Stay where
you are.

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SecureTech Customer Partners


Customer Sprints™

SecureTech Customer Partners


Customer Sprints™

 

You do dev sprints. Now you’ll do Customer Sprints™.

Meet with leading corporates, tech companies, government agencies, the military, and other organizations.

During week-long Customer Sprints in multiple cities, founders present to with CISOs, CSOs, and other executives to initiate partnerships, discuss pilots, and gain customers. Accelerate relationships by months.

Over 35 Customer Sprint partners, including…

 
 
 

What founders say about Dreamit Customer Sprints

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“The team at Dreamit provided outstanding coaching for pitching and closing sales. Intros to CISOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 companies were priceless. It's a fantastic program to boost your customer development mindset and process.”
Manoj K. Srivastava
Founder of
Graphus

CYR3CON
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“The Dreamit team provided world-class mentorship and literally dozens of introductions at the decision maker level. Dreamit helped us radically improve our messaging and create a repeatable sales process that has led to additional customers since completing the program.”
Paulo Shakarian
Founder of
Cyr3con

“The SecureTech team connected us with more than 20 prospective customers and really helped hone in on our pricing and go-to-market strategy. The customer immersion helped us understand customer needs and develop new product ideas. We grew a lot as a business not only by engaging with more customers, but also learning how other SecureTech startups managed their struggles and successes.”
Franz Payer
Founder of
CyberSkyline

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SecureTech Investor Sprints


Investor Sprints™

SecureTech Investor Sprints


Investor Sprints™

 

You do dev sprints. Now you’ll do Investor Sprints™.

Pitch U.S.-based investors in 1-on-1 meetings during week-long, bi-coastal Investor Sprints. Close your next round more quickly.

You’ll leverage Dreamit’s extensive network of leading VCs and security-focused funds. During the program, you’ll go through an intensive pitch prep process, strategy sessions for targeting the right investors, and rigorous Mock VC Meetings™.

Over 1,000 venture investors, including…

 
 
 
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Coaching


Coaching

Coaching


Coaching

Work with our highly experienced SecureTech team to identify, evaluate and pressure-test key assumptions while prepping for Customer Sprints and Investor Sprints.

You’ll receive critical feedback and insights during weekly meetings with Managing Director Bob Stasio and Program Manager Cameron Watts.

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SecureTech Managing Director Bob Stasio has an extensive track record in the public and private sector. He held multiple roles at IBM Security, leading efforts in Cyber Operations and Threat Hunting. Prior to IBM, Bob worked in the private sector, leading threat intelligence programs at Bloomberg and global financial firms. He also has deep government experience having held positions at NSA’s Cyber Center, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Corps, the FAA, and NASA. Bob served as a U.S. Army officer and is a recipient of numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Bob is also a Truman National Security Fellow, Brookings Institution Council on U.S. and Italy Fellow, and serves on the advisory boards of multiple startups. Follow @BobStasio on Twitter.

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Program Manager Cameron Watts spearheads operations of the SecureTech vertical and works alongside the SecureTech Managing Director to accelerate companies by aiding in the implementation of curriculum, maintaining advisor/mentor relationships, and connecting startups with the Dreamit network of industry experts, corporate partners, program Alumni, and potential customers. Prior to Dreamit, Cameron held roles in venture capital and private equity, as well as serving as an U.S. Army Ranger for 6 years.


Meet The SecureTech Advisor Network

Guy Fillipelli
Co-Founder
RedOwl

Jeff Swearingen
Co-Founder
SecureLink

Aaron Fulkerson
Co-Founder
MindTouch

Sam Diener
Senior Director
ZoomData

Igor Jablokov
CEO
Pryon

Suzanne Garber
CEO
Gauze

Katie Crotty
CEO
Praescient Analytics

David Tohn
CEO
BTS Software Analytics

Paul Schultz
Former Vice President
US Financial Services Sector


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SecureTech Categories


What We Look For

SecureTech Categories


What We Look For

 

Dreamit SecureTech has three areas of focus:  

 
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Logical Security
Hardware and software-based cybersecurity products 

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Physical Security
Mitigating threats to people and property

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Social Security
Combatting fraud, fake news, and information warfare

Startups should apply with at least 6 months of runway and with revenue, pilots, or other evidence of traction. If a startup does have a market-ready product with initial traction, founders cannot take full advantage of the program, which involves presenting to customers and forming partnerships with large corporates and government entities.

Have questions about whether your startup is a good fit? 
Fill out this form to speak with a member of our team

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