Black Unicorn Awards 2019 - Closed. Judging Under Way.

THE BLACK UNICORN ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2019 COMES OUT ON AUGUST 7, 2019.  IT WILL INCLUDE AN OPENING LETTER, THE JUDGES AND THEIR BIOS, FINALISTS AND WINNERS WITH COMPANY DETAILS AND CONTACT INFORMATION….


How Do I Enter?  (CONTEST FOR 2019 IS NOW CLOSED)

Whether you are a public relations or marketing agent or an employee of the nominee, you are free to fill out the Nomination Contact and Official Nomination Form here.  There is a non-refundable entry fee to cover all of our costs associated with the production and marketing of the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.  To apply, simply choose your package, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.  The higher you go, the more marketing benefits and deeper the discount:

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You can choose to pay us with PAYAL or STRIPE if you do not have access to PAYPAL for some reason.  Either method is extremely safe, secure and we don’t store any credit card information to comply with PCI and other regulations.  You need only enter once for one company – there are no separate categories for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.



If you are raising a round or are looking for a round of financing and want to disclose that information, please do so in your nomination. If you win, we will include that information when we send out the Black Unicorn Report Annual Report for 2019 to thousands of family trusts, venture capitalists and investment bankers.

Don’t Miss Out – We’re Accepting the First 100 Nominations, First-come, First Serve.  Important Dates:

  1. All Official Nomination Forms must be received by the Judges at nominations@blackunicornawards.com no later than July 19, 2019.
  2. Judging will begin on June 19, 2019 and 30 Finalists will be selected by the Judges beginning July 15, 2019.   
  3. An announcement of the 30 Finalists will go out on the wire and through our marketing vehicles on July 22, 2019.
  4. Ten Winners will be selected by the Judges between July 15, 2019 and July 22, 2019 which will go into the Black Unicorns Annual Report for 2019 which comes out on August 7, 2019 during Black Hat USA 2019.
  5. Winners will then be announced on August 7, 2019 during Black Hat USA 2019.

The Most Prestigious Awards in the Cybersecurity Industry…

A Black Unicorn Award is among the most prestigious awards in the cybersecurity industry.  Winning represents significant value.  Whether you are a non-finalist nominee, a finalist or a winner, there are sizeable benefits for everyone.  Being nominated highlights your incredible potential and an unbiased endorsement if you win.  Our Judges are shaping the future of Cybersecurity and the world is watching and listening to them.

Don’t be the world’s best kept InfoSec secret!

Put your cyber-security company and innovations in front of powerful market makers, investors and buyers.  Winners get the exposure they need for the growth they deserve. Fast-track your company’s success in one step: nominate your company and show us why you might be a Black Unicorn.

What does a Finalist receive?

  • You’ll gain amazing exposure and recognition through internet and media coverage.
  • You’ll be listed as a finalist in the Black Unicorn Annual Report for 2019.
  • You’ll receive an acrylic Trophy during Black Hat USA 2019 to proudly display at your booth and later at your office for your investors, board, management, employees and customers to see.
  • You’ll have a red carpet photo-op during Black Hat USA 2019.
  • Your red carpet photo-opp and the good news will be social media posted by us.
  • You’ll be permanently listed on our website as a Finalist for 2019.

What does a Winner receive?

  • You’ll gain amazing exposure and recognition through internet and media coverage.
  • You’ll have a full page of your company profile coverage as a Winner in the Black Unicorn Annual Report for 2019
  • You’ll  receive an amazing Black Unicorn Trophy during Black Hat USA 2019 to proudly display at your booth and later at your office for your investors, board, management, employees and customers to see.  This trophy is an absolute ‘stand out’ like you.
  • You’ll have a red carpet photo-op during Black Hat USA 2019.
  • Your red carpet photo-opp and the good news will be social media posted by us.
  • You’ll be permanently listed on our website as a Winner for 2019.
  • You’ll have a free cyber “Hotseat” interview, showcased on CyberDefenseTV.com
  • You’ll have your “Hotseat” turned into a podcast for streaming at CyberDefenseRadio.com.

If You are a Family Trust, VC or Investment Banker…

You’ll receive a free copy of the BLACK UNICORN ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2019 so you can see who three top market makers believe have the $1B valuation potential and the capability to reshape the future of cybersecurity for the better.  We already will be sending out copies to thousands but if you are not on our list, send an email to nominations@blackunicornawards.com with the subject line “Add me to the database for the Black Unicorn Annual Report for 2019” and we’ll take care of it.


How Do I Enter?

Whether you are a public relations or marketing agent or an employee of the nominee, you are free to fill out the Nomination Contact and Official Nomination Form here.  There is a non-refundable entry fee to cover all of our costs associated with the production and marketing of the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.  To apply, simply choose your package, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.  The higher you go, the more marketing benefits and deeper the discount:

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You can choose to pay us with PAYAL or STRIPE if you do not have access to PAYPAL for some reason.  Either method is extremely safe, secure and we don’t store any credit card information to comply with PCI and other regulations.  You need only enter once for one company – there are no separate categories for the Black Unicorn Awards for 2019.


THE BLACK UNICORN ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2019 BOOK COMES OUT ON AUGUST 7, 2019.  IT WILL INCLUDE AN OPENING LETTER, THE JUDGES AND THEIR BIOS, FINALISTS AND WINNERS WITH COMPANY DETAILS AND CONTACT INFORMATION….


If you are raising a round or are looking for a round of financing and want to disclose that information, please do so in your nomination. If you win, we will include that information when we send out the Black Unicorn Report Annual Report for 2019 to MORE THAN 50,000 QUALIFIED RECIPENTS:  over 20,000 CISO’s (potential buyers), over 10,000 infosec professionals (potential buyers), 7,000 mainstream media professionals, 3,000 contacts in family trusts, 10,000 contacts who are venture capitalists and investment bankers.  PLUS, strategically printed and delivered to key influencers and media professionals during Black Hat 2019.

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Winners will be announced at 9am PST August 7, 2019 during BlackHat USA 2019.

Disclaimer:  The Black Unicorn Awards 2019 are not associated with, owned or operated by the Black Hat Conference or its parent company, UBM.  They are an independent awards competition provided by the Cyber Defense Media Group (CDMG) as part of our Cyber Defense Awards platform.  All rights reserved worldwide.