Have a cyber security idea but don’t know how to make it a reality? 

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Product Development

Start building your MVP with expert support


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About the programme

HutZero is designed to transform early stage ideas into workable proposals and potential new businesses.

HutZero supports individuals at the very start of their entrepreneurial journey. Run by Cyber London (CyLon) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), HutZero’s FREE two-stage programme will connect 20 budding UK entrepreneurs with potential co-founders and a broad network of cyber and innovation experts.

You could be one of them!


Funding Workshops

Meet leading investors and learn about available funding channels

Team Building

Meet and collaborate with future co-founders


Are you ready to be the next big thing in cyber security?

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HutZero is run by Cyber London, Europe’s first cyber accelerator and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

HutZero kicks off with an intensive five-day bootcamp at CyLon’s London premises, jam-packed with workshops on technical development, business fundamentals and team building. The curriculum will be delivered by cyber security experts and start-up gurus.

After the stage one London bootcamp, participants will be able to receive guidance and mentoring from HutZero staff and sponsors. Participants will be encouraged to continue to work on their ideas in their newly-formed teams, and will be invited to reunite for an alumni event.


The bootcamp takes place 12th - 16th September 2016, with the alumni reunion on 1st December.
Are you ready to be the next big thing in cyber security?




Who can apply?
Anyone with an interest in cyber security innovation can apply. We are looking for people who can demonstrate entrepreneurial flair and spirit, and who are committed to exploring a career in cyber security. We welcome applications from individuals at any stage of their career. Please note that HutZero is not for teams, like some other accelerators.

Do I have to be technically trained?
Technical expertise is not a necessity for this programme. Cyber innovation is deeply technical at a product level, but it takes all sorts to run a successful business. In the long run, it will help you to have some technical understanding, but HutZero is about forming teams and crystallising ideas. If you learn fast and are interested in the cyber market, we welcome your application.

Do I have to come to London for stage one?
Yes, and we require you to participate in all five days of bootcamp. Accommodation and travel costs for the bootcamp will be covered by HutZero!

When are the interviews and do I have to attend in person?
Interviews are scheduled for 27th and 28th July 2016. We would prefer to meet you, but are happy to conduct interviews online too.

Got a question? Get in touch: hello@hutzero.co.uk