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Calling all cyber innovators: applications for cohort five are open now

Welcome to LORCA: the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement

LORCA is the cybersecurity programme that’s funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and delivered by Plexal, Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

Our mission is to support the most promising cyber solutions that can help us all to stay safe in a connected world.

Our cybersecurity ecosystem connects startups, scaleups, academics, investors, government and industry from around the world to address the biggest security challenges facing the digital economy.

Welcoming a new cohort of cyber scaleups into our accelerator every six months, we act as a landing pad into the UK market and a launchpad into global markets. We give our members everything they need to scale, from mentoring and trade delegations to connecting them with industry and VCs.

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GET INVOLVED

INDUSTRY:

Become a corporate partner and collaborate on innovation programmes
that address your business challenges, joining companies like Lloyds Banking Group, Dell Technologies and the Global Cyber Alliance.

INVESTORS:

We want to work with investors to help you find the most innovative cyber companies that are ready to scale both in the UK and internationally. You can join our Finance Forum, or we can make introductions to members we think you need to meet.

Startups:

Join our community by becoming a member of Plexal – the innovation centre and workspace delivering LORCA. Work alongside 1,000 changemakers from a range of sectors, enjoy community events and access free funding consultations.

SCALEUPS:

We support high-growth cyber innovators for our year-long accelerator. We connect members with the government, industry and investors and give them support designed to help them scale in the UK and in international markets.

HOW WE CONNECT: OUR INDUSTRY FORUMS

FINANCE FORUM:

VCs, private equity firms and angel investors advise our members on funding opportunities and help validate their solutions.

INNOVATION FORUM:

Our corporate partners and experts from the worlds of cybersecurity and technology help us set our innovation agenda and select our cohort members.

NEEDS ACCELERATORS:

We deep dive into a specific sector’s cybersecurity challenges to uncover windows for innovation opportunities and help our members achieve a better understanding of industry’s needs.

 

INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD:

Influencers from across the technology and cybersecurity worlds keep us clued into the latest trends.

LORCA’s an ever-growing cyber ecosystem, and we’re lucky to have exceptional delivery partners, as well as backing from industry partners that want to connect with innovators and tackle their challenges collaboratively.

LORCA IS FUNDED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Funded by UK Government

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Lloyds Banking Group

Kudelski Security

Global Cyber Alliance

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DELIVERY PARTNERS

Plexal

Deloitte

CSIT - Centre for Secure Information Technology