Tomáš Nielsen as ICT Start-Up Mentor

Having employed his ICT and online law skills and expertise, Tomáš Nielsen provided support and guidance for ICT start-ups and their pitches (short summaries of start-up projects presented to potential investors) delivered at the #DEMODAY PITCH competition organised by DEXIC Accelerator. From numerous submissions received from across the world, seven start-up projects presented in four-minute pitches were shortlisted and reviewed and a winner selected: WHALEBONE and its project on protecting networks from harmful malware and access to infected websites with a global security intelligence grid enabling security event logging and instant incident response.

Discussions with ICT start-ups have always been very inspiring to me – perhaps because they pursue business in the ICT sector and address online safety, both being an area of my close interest. For instance, the prospective infrastructure-level cloud security or creative use of blockchain in business caught my attention greatly,” said Tomáš Nielsen summarising his involvement in the competition.

DEXIC Accelerator supports ICT start-ups having great innovative potential yet lacking capital or additional skills. Held in Liberec, the four-week DEXIC Accelerator programme welcomed numerous participants from the Czech Republic and abroad (Slovakia, India, Malaysia, Russia, Columbia and other). Seven shortlisted promising and determined start-ups were given an opportunity to enhance and refine their business ideas and products in four major categories (business, product, marketing and PR) in order to boost up their presentation skills and attract potential investors.

WHALEBONE will present its pitch to investors in September at the 2018 Seedstars Prague Final and compete for the title of the most promising seed-stage start-up.