CyberSecurity San Antonio, an industry-driven program sponsored by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, has announced the new Build Sec Foundry, a cybersecurity incubator located at the Geekdom co-working space.
Austin Technology Incubator Director Bart Bohn serves on the group’s management team, along with Bob Gleichauf, chief scientist at VC firm In-Q-Tel; Will Garret of CyberSecurity San Antonio; and John Dickson, principal at the Denim Group.
Build Sec Foundry will accelerates startups to build innovative solutions for a secure future. The San Antonio location was chosen because of the city’s rich cybersecurity ecosystem and numerous city sponsored initiatives. San Antonio is the nexus of the top U.S. university program, industry experts, and military and private interests for cybersecurity.
The San Antonio area is the largest hub for federal cybersecurity work outside of the nation’s capital, local tech executives say. Bexar County is home to two major Air Force cybersecurity units — the 24th Air Force and 25th Air Force at the Lackland AFB — as well as an outpost of the National Security Agency.
Build Sec Foundry received a $600,000 donation from the 8020 Foundation, founded by Backspace founder and chairman Graham Weston.
Companies may apply to join Build Sec Foundry at www.buildsecfoundry.com.
Sevi Bohn holds the $600,000 check from the 8020 Foundation with her dad Bart at the Build Sec Foundry launch.
For more information:
- ATI announcement
- Build Sec Foundry Incubator Aims To Make San Antonio Top Cybersecurity City, Texas Public Radio
- Cybersecurity incubator aims to crack the cyber startup code in downtown San Antonio, San Antonio Business Journal
- CyberSecurity San Antonio creates new tech incubator program, San Antonio Express-News
- Cybersecurity Incubator Launches in San Antonio, Silicon Hills News