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Invitation

Your Invitation to Innovate

 
Scale your business by collaborating with Cisco and its partners during our six-month program. Connect with Cisco engineering and product teams to explore joint go-to-market and co-development opportunities. Get hands on mentoring from Cisco advisors, executives and business/technology experts.

Other benefits include financial support, co-working space and exposure to leading VCs and others in the startup community in each of our EIR locations.
Who

Who Should Apply?

 
We want disruptors. We want you to bring amazing product ideas, a top-notch technical team, a solid business plan and the passion to build something that will transform our industry.

Cisco EIR will connect you with the resources and experts to help make your product vision a reality.

Admission Criteria

 
Startups interested in being considered to join Cisco EIR should meet the following minimum criteria before submitting an application.
Technology Focus Aligned with Cisco
 
IoE / IoT
IoE-IoT
Application platform
IoE + Collaboration
Smart Cities
Vertical solutions
AI/Deep Learning/Big Data
AI-Deep-Learning-Big-Data
Edge computing
Data preparation/ Visualization/Analytics
Cloud
Cloud
Containers/microservices
Application management
Enterprise Mobility
Mobile
Security
Security
Network
Application
Encryption
Threat analytics
Anti-terrorism/law enforcement
Blockchain
Blockchain
Blockchain platform/sidechains
Vertical solutions
Early-Stage Companies
 
Plant
(Series C)
Series B
Series A
Seed
Strong Technology and Team
 
Guy
Disruptive technology and innovative IP
Top-notch technical and leadership team
Ready to Scale with Cisco
 
Vendor
Have at least:
Working product demo
Initial trial customers or pilot projects
selection

Our Selection Process

 
Competition for the 5-10 spots available for in Silicon Valley and London is intense. Our selection process includes due diligence on your business plan, leadership team and competitive differentiation in the market. Finalists must participate in interviews and on-site pitch events in front of Cisco executives.

We set a high bar because our goal is to admit the best innovators building the best technologies.
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Location
Final Deadline
 
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Current
Q4 2016
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Current
Q4 2016
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