The ISE® Lions' Den and Jungle Lounge 2015

2014 ISE Lions Den Winner

2014 ISE® Lions' Den Champion

"The ISE® Lions’ Den was a unique, interesting, and lively gathering for the InfoSec community. By placing 10 early-age start-ups in the same room with CSOs/SVPs, the event was able to organically create a showcase on how to solve big-company problems with new and creative solutions. This unique model forced starts-ups to ‘cut-to-the-chase’ when describing their solution; however, also forced CSO/SVPs to embrace new/unique solutions that would otherwise be overshadowed by marketing dollars and sales hype. Data Theorem was proud to be part of the inaugural event."

Himanshu Dwivedi
CEO & Founder, Data Theorem

Gazelle Prizes

Gazelle Champion Prize Package (estimated value $25,000):

  • One ISE® Programs Display Sponsorship during the 2015 calendar year
  • IDC Futurescape Report
  • Briefing session with Charles Kolodgy, Security Strategist for IBM
  • Briefing session with Pete Lindstrom, Research Director, Security Products, IDC
  • Public Relation Services with ZAG Communications

Two Gazelle Runner-up Prizes (estimated value $5,000):

  • One pass to attend the ISE® Executive Forum and Awards Gala during one ISE® Program in 2015

Supporting Facts & Value

  • A dozen years ago the $3.5 billion security market was dominated by five vendors. In 2013, VCs bankrolled 230 startups.
  • Dark Reading calls 2015 the year of the security startups with close to 500 private companies entering the security market
  • Gartner predicts global security market will grow to $155 billion by 2019.
  • ISE® Lions’ Den is more than getting your foot in the door – get to pitch to key industry players and network with countless others
  • ISE® Lions are eager to shop for new technology – many from 2014 are working with one or more Gazelles
  • Less than sponsorship at conferences/events running the same week
  • Complimentary passes for potential customers/investors
  • Ten minutes with our ISE® Lions includes a 5-minute pitch and 5-minute Q&A in front of an audience of security executives, potential partners and venture capitalists.