Sponsoring Agency: Startup India
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/15/2021
Size of the Fund: Less than USD $50,000
Akamai Startup Collaboration program aims to leverage external ecosystem to drive Akamai's strategic priorities. Collaboration with Startup India aims to scout startups that are most relevant to solutions Akamai is looking for.
Akamai is the pioneering leader of the intelligent edge and makes digital experience fast, intelligent and secure for the world’s leading brands. Akamai provides solutions for securing, delivering and optimizing content and business applications over the Internet.
• Carrier (5G)
• IoT Security
• Web Security
• Mobile Security
• Enterprise Security
• Network Security
• Behavioral Biometrics
• Traffic Profiling and Anomaly Detection
• Media security
SSP (Supply side platform)
SSAI (Server side ad insertion)
o Media Security:
DRM (Digital rights management)
Real Time Streaming
Edge Compute Technology
Social Media (eg. fast file uploads)
Machine Learning in Media
Network Security for Operators and their customers using DNS and other elements. These solutions would include parental controls for end user, secure business using malware detection etc.
Network detect and response providers (traffic profiling and anomaly detection)
Secure connectivity of IoT devices globally using solutions such as DNS, VPN, eSIM and provisioning.
IoT data stream and Analytics on the cloud for information exchange.
Mobile Edge and Orchestration
5G private networks
• Enterprise Security
o DLP (Data Leakage Prevention)
o CASB (Cloud access security broker)
o Anomalous behaviour detection:
Detect and trigger investigations based on anomalous events (with a focus on authentication and making intelligent decisions)
E.g. If an employee on notice period plugs in a USB drive to copy data, download contracts from Salesforce, etc. If someone in Legal team logs into a finance DB. If someone in Finance ran security tools from their machine.
o Behavioral biometrics and analytics for user authentication / fraud detection
o Unique approach to bot or application attack traffic.
o Network detect and response providers (traffic profiling and anomaly detection)
• Fiscal Incentives
o USD 10,000 equity-free cash grant to each startup selected after pitch round
• Non-Fiscal Incentives
o For startups selected after the pitch round:
o Proof-of-concept (POC) with Akamai Technologies
o Global Connects
o Joint GTM Opportunity
They are looking for B2B startups with a few enterprise logos as customers.
Procedure Post Submission
All applications from Startup India will be considered and opportunity will be provided to selected startups (minimum 2 startups) to be part of the 1:1 pitch round with stakeholders at Akamai.
More information at: https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/ams-application/challenge.html?applicationId=5fc7b988e4b03d376efdcfcb