Calling all nonprofits: ESET to award $30k in prize money with “Nonprofit Pitch Fest” to help usher in its 30-year anniversary

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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! 

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

Questions about this contest? Send an email to

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 technologyin asecure 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 yearsESET® 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 or follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

Media Contact:

Anna Keeve

ESET North America