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Calling All Nonprofits: ESET to Award $30K in Prize Money with “Nonprofit Pitch Fest” to Help Usher in its 30-Year Anniversary


This year, ESET celebrates 30 years of its continuous innovation in IT security. As part of the company’s commitment to continue to build a safer digital world, ESET is launching a Nonprofit Pitch Fest, which invites U.S. nonprofits to enter to win funds for their initiative or program in one of the following three categories:

  • Women in Technology
  • Cybersecurity Education and/or STEM/STEAM Education
  • Innovation/Start-up Economy

Representatives from 501(c)(3) U.S.-based organizations that share in ESET’s vision of building a safer digital world are invited to apply by answering an essay question, and then procuring public votes. (Contest details and rules can be found here.)

ESET will award $30,000 in total prize money: The first-place winner of the Nonprofit Pitch Fest will be awarded $20,000, and five runners-up will each receive $2,000. Winners will be announced on October 16, 2017, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

CLICK TO TWEET: Are you a 501(c)(3)? Enter @ESET’s #cybersecurity & #tech Nonprofit Pitch Fest, 8/15/17 deadline…$30K in prize money! https://www.eset.com/us/pitchfest/

To enter, applicants will need to answer an essay question through the contest entry page by the deadline, August 15, 2017.

Questions about this contest? Send an email to info@ESET30.com.

Additional information about ESET’s history and 30-year anniversary: The story of ESET began in 1987, when the first antivirus program, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, was developed by ESET’s founders. It was then that ESET’s vision – to enable our users to enjoy the full potential of themselves and their technology in a secure digital world – was born. The company is now regarded as a leader in digital security and cutting-edge cybersecurity research. With a presence in more than 200 countries and territories, the company is staying true to its commitment to help people and businesses Enjoy Safer Technology®. The year-long ESET anniversary will take place world-wide with events and initiatives in each region celebrating “ESET’s 30 years of Continuous IT Security Innovation.” More information here.

About ESET: For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET became the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single instance of “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information, visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

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