BLACK HAT MEA 2022 – CyberSeed

We are on the lookout for 6 amazing start-ups to pitch their business ideas live at Black Hat MEA in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday 17 November 2022. This is your opportunity to present your start-up to a panel of top-notch cybersecurity gurus and high-profile investors, as well as increase your business exposure, and be in the running to win an incredible prize.

Entrants must be registered to exhibit at Black Hat MEA and must submit an application form to apply, which will be screened by cybersecurity experts and seasoned investors. The 6 successful qualifying start-ups must then assemble a 4-minute presentation and prepare to be questioned by our judging panel. Only one start-up can emerge victorious!  

  • The victorious CyberSeed start-up will win an amazing SAR 90,000!
Judging Panel

Our expert judges are coming from all over the world to find the most brilliant participating start-ups. We will be revealing them soon, so keep on checking back!

  1. Ensure you are registered to exhibit at Black Hat MEA – if not, please contact: [email protected]
  2. Once you are registered to exhibit, our sales team will send you a link to the application form
  3. Please complete the application form by 11 pm (GMT+3) on Tuesday 1 November 2022
  4. This includes completing the form in full and attaching an 8-slide deck outlining your start-up 
  5. Find out if you have been shortlisted as one of the 6 qualifying start-ups on Tuesday 8 November 2022
  6. If successful, please submit an updated deck by Tuesday 15 November 2022 
  7. Be ready to present your pitch at the Executive Summit on Thursday 17 November 2022!
Key Dates
  • 1 November: Please submit your application form by
23:00 (GMT+3)
  • 8 November: The 6 successful start-ups will be notified and invited to submit their decks
  • 15 November: Updated decks must be submitted no later
than 23:00 (GMT+3)
  • 17 November: The CyberSeed Start-up Pitch Competition will take place at the Executive Stage at 18:30

Please ensure you are registered to exhibit at Black Hat MEA – if not, please contact: [email protected]