Cybersecurity Accelerator

One of the main initiatives to stimulate the local cybersecurity sector, as part of the CyberIC program for the development of the sector.

The Cybersecurity Accelerator Program is an intensive 12-week program in partnership with the Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) and the global Plug and Play company that aims to support the growth of startups seeking to expand in the field of cybersecurity within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by providing mentorship, coaching, training programs and all the necessary resources in addition to linking startups with local and international investors in order to achieve their maximum potential and provide all the necessary enablers and incentives that allow startups to create innovative and effective solutions that protect cyberspace.

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Program Objectives


Foster the Kingdom’s entrepreneurship ecosystem


Support and contribute to the growth of the local Cybersecurity Startups


Promoting the development of innovative solutions for Cyber challenges


Stimulating investment and raising the percentage of local content in cybersecurity

Targeted Groups

Saudi Local Startups

Support Provided


Gain access to an international network of world-class mentors

Expansion Support

Access the support you need to successfully expand to the kingdom

Find Investment

Get the opportunity to connect with local and global venture capital firms and investors

Partnership Opportunities

Meet corporations & government entities and establish a relationship to support the goals of your startup


Take part in workshops, mixers and ecosystem events


Providing creative workspaces for startups

Startup Grants

Financial support for startups to develop them

Opportunity to visit Silicon Valley

Visit the Silicon Valley and learn the best entrepreneurship practices.

Application Criteria

Startup Description


Cybersecurity Startup



Based in Saudi Arabia



Two or more members (includes the founders)

Startup Status


An innovative company with a product in the market


The Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) is a national company, wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). SITE was established in 2017 with the aim of offering secure-by-design digital services and cybersecurity solutions, by Saudi professionals and experts, to protect digital assets. SITE contributes, through its innovative services and solutions, to reinforcing local content in the fields of digital services, cybersecurity and data science in order to establish a sustainable digital and cybersecurity knowledge-based ecosystem and innovative technologies.

Plug And Play is a leading innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, with a presence in more than 35 locations across five continents. Plug and Play offer corporate innovation programs, accelerator programs and has an in-house VC that supports in driving innovation across multiple industries.

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  1. What is the duration of this program?

    It’s a 12 weeks program

  2. How can I apply to the accelerator?

    By filling out the application form through the web page.

  3. Who can apply for this program?

    All national cybersecurity startups can apply to this program.

  4. What commitments are required in the program?

    The presence of one person from the team for the duration of the program and a commitment to attend all required events and workshops.

  5. Where will the program be held?

    Digital City -Riyadh- KSA and a visit to Silicon Valley US

  6. Do we need a live product to get considered?

    MVP stage is the minimum requirement to be considered in the program

  7. I am registered in another business accelerator; can I register in this accelerator?

    Registration in the accelerator requires that the company not be registered with other business accelerators.

  8. I got financing and investment in advance, can I apply for the accelerator?

    Yes, it is possible to apply for acceleration in this case.

  9. Do I need to send a business plan along with the application?

    At the moment, registration is only required by filling out the form.

  10. How can I contact the accelerator team?

    You can contact us at accelerator@nca.gov.sa

National Cybersecurity Authority - 2023