Apply now for the Desafía NY Cybersecurity Immersion

Are you a Spanish cybersecurity tech company ready to take on the world?

Don't miss this chance to join the inaugural Desafía NY Program, offering a two-week Immersive New York Experience tailored to propel your growth in the US market!

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Accepting applications until:

April 5th at 5:00pm ET

April 25th
Bootcamp in Madrid
April 29th - May 24th
Virtual Program
June 3rd - June 14th
New York Program
Post-Program Support

Discover the Program

Desafía NY is an immersive accelerator program powered by SOSA and supported by ICEX,, INCIBE, and OFECOMES.

The program is geared towards Spanish growth-stage tech companies who are ready to expand and scale to the United States, starting with the New York market.

We offer a high-impact program experience, access to industry experts, business networks, and targeted workshops to accelerate your expansion efforts. We look forward to partnering with you!

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Why New York?

New York is one of the world's leading financial centers, which, coupled with its proximity to hubs in Boston and Washington, makes it a perfect ecosystem for the development of cybersecurity companies.

The city hosts some of the industry's key players with a great offering, especially driven by its vibrant tech innovation scene, which fosters a culture receptive to cybersecurity solutions and practices.

Also, its diverse population provides a rich talent pool for collaboration and knowledge sharing among digital companies.

All of this facilitates the internationalization of Spanish companies looking to go abroad and expand their interests into new markets.

Program Components:

Network Generation Opportunity

Build your own network of contacts during and after your participation in Desafía NY.

Access to an Important Desafia Alumni Network

Join a vibrant community of past participants, fostering ongoing support and collaboration.

First-Hand Knowledge of New York

Dive into the heart of New York’s cybersecurity ecosystem, gaining insights and connections.

Desafía NY is open to Spanish cybersecurity tech companies in all sub-sectors.

These are among the leading categories of cybersecurity in New York:


Cloud security

  • Access control
  • Encryption of data
  • Security monitoring

Endpoint security

  • Antivirus
  • Anti-malware
  • Firewall software

Application security

  • Code review
  • Vulnerability management
  • Security testing

Network security

  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Intrusion prevention systems

Identity and access management

  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Single sign-on
  • Role-based access control

Requirements to join the program

- Be headquartered and operating primarily out of Spain

- Be a tech company with a product or service in cybersecurity

- Be in growth / scale stage with a proven business model

- Participants must be fluent in English

- Committed to a US expansion now or in the near-future

- Be able to travel to New York for a two-week immersion

Hear from Our Alumni

"Can't express enough how much joining the program has helped our business grow. It provided us with the tools and support we needed to take our business to the next level!"

Victor Diago

Co-Founder and CTO

alfa sense

“SOSA introduces expanding startups to the business and cultural landscape of the US, and I can't imagine a better program for founders looking to enter the US market without an existing network.”

Radek Novotný,

Co-Founder and CEO


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About Desafia New York

Non-Equity Assistance: Desafía New York is a public initiative sponsored by ICEX, and INCIBE that helps Spanish technology companies scale faster and globally.

About ICEX

ICEX, the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade, is a key entity within the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism, dedicated to supporting Spanish businesses in their international endeavors.

Through services like market research, trade promotion, and export financing, ICEX empowers Spanish companies to succeed in global markets, driving economic growth and enhancing Spain's international competitiveness.

For more information on ICEX, visit

About is the public corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Digital Transformation and The Civil Service. develops programs to boost the digital economy, innovation, entrepreneurship, training for young people and professionals and support for SMEs through the promotion of efficient and intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).


The S.M.E. Spanish National Cybersecurity (INCIBE), M.P., S.A., is an institution dependent of the Ministry for Digital Transformation and of Civil Service through the State Secretariat for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, is the entity of reference for the development of cybersecurity and the digital trust in the private sector.

Ready to propel your cybersecurity tech company into the US market?

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