Global Security Challenge Grand Final (GSC Grand Final)

Venue: London Business School

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2008
Registration Date: Nov 11, 2008
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Global Security Challenge Grand Final

13 November 2008

0830hrs to 1800hrs

London Business School, Regents Park, London NW4 RG1

Network with Government Officials and Business Leaders at London Business School

The 3rd Annual Grand Final of the Global Security Challenge (GSC) presents the most innovative security technology startups in the world, which will compete for a $500,000 cash grant sponsored by TSWG of the US government. The mission of the Global Security Challenge is to promote innovation in security technologies and enable entrepreneurs to network and secure funding from a variety of sources. The GSC will bring together security experts, venture capitalists, government officials and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of security research and develop business ideas. You are cordially invited to attend this exclusive event hosted by the London Business School.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. John Reid, Former UK Home Secretary
  • Colin Matthews, Chief Executive of BAA
  • Paul Wiles, Chief Scientific Advisor and Director, Research Development & Statistics for the UK Home Office
  • Chris Darby , Chief Executive Officer of In-Q-Tel

Forum Discussion Topics:

  • Technology Gaps for Militaries on Both Sides of the Atlantic
  • Funding Your Startup: Primary Sources in the Current Economy
  • IT and Cyber Security
  • Funding Your Company: Beyond Round A

Panellists Include:

  • Dr. Stefania Brown-VanHoozer, Director for Advanced Cognitive Technologies (US DoD)
  • General Victor Renuart, Commander of US Northern Command
  • Helen Almey, Centre of Defence Enterprise, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Glen Stettler, OSD-AT&L Coalition Defense Programs (US DoD)
  • Dr. Paul, OSD-NII (US DoD)


Please register to attend at GSC Grand Final Personal Invitations. Full Day tickets cost 400GBP plus VAT. Discounts are available for entrepreneurs, academics, and government officials. For more information regarding the conference agenda, please click here.

The Global Security Challenge is proud to receive sponsorship from the following organizations: