Robert Knapp and his team at CyberGhost VPN are looking for the best ideas in support of online privacy, security, and freedom. They recently launched the CyberGhost Privacy Accelerator program to help support entrepreneurs that want to jump into the privacy sector. Mr. Knapp and his team already manage one of the most popular VPN services in the world. That puts them in a unique position to help foster and grow new ideas.
The CyberGhost Privacy Accelerator Program is ready to invest up to €25.000 to support the early stage (seed) development of companies with ideas to help improve online privacy. On top of the funding, Mr. Knapp and his team will mentor and support companies and groups of like-minded entrepreneurs who are accepted into the program. CyberGhost will provide office space in Bucharest and even has a guesthouse that teams can stay in during the program. This sounds like a great opportunity for those who lack the funding or expertise to bring their ideas to life.
CyberGhost bills the opportunity as the first NO-Silicon Valley Accelerator. They feel strongly that being in the European Union gives them better privacy protection than companies in the United States. I have read and written about plenty of privacy-related issues in both regions so I’ll leave that decision up to you. Regardless they have a point that partnering with an established company in the online privacy space can help you elevate your ideas into a helpful and profitable business.
In exchange for the funding, mentoring, and support the teams chosen for the CyberGhost Privacy Accelerator Program receive, CyberGhost will retain a stake in the company to be headquartered within the European Union. If that all sounds good I suggest you visit their site to learn more. They list a few ideas to stimulate thought including passwords and online accounts, anonymity, non-consensual IoT tracking, and decentralized cloud storage. They also mention secure, encrypted communications, private browsing, and secure file sharing.
Do you have a privacy-related idea that doesn’t fall into one of the categories above? If so I’m sure CyberGhost will be excited to hear about it. The surprising ideas often provide the most impact.
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