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Light Point Security Named One of Top Five in Wall Street Journal’s Startup of the Year Competition


bwtech@UMBC is pleased to announce that Light Point Security has been selected by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as a top five finisher of the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year competition.

“We're proud Light Point Security has been named one of the top five startup companies in the nation,” says Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Light Point Security. “The outcome of our participation in the WSJ Startup of the Year has exceeded our expectations. We've built-up our customer base and have increased our company's visibility on a national scale. We want to thank the bwtech@UMBC Cyber Incubator and the Northrop Grumman Cync Program for supporting us and helping us reach this point.”

The WSJ Startup of the Year competition, which began June 24, featured 24 companies out of more than 500 applications nationwide.  The series, presented as an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, matched each company with global business leaders and tracked their progress as startups over the course of five months. More than 40 business leaders served as mentors to the participating companies, including Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chairman of Startup America and co-founder and former CEO of AOL, and Kate Mitchell, Co-Founder and Partner of Scale Venture Partners.

Vic Hess, bwtech’s Cyber Incubator Entrepreneur in Residence, states “We are very pleased that Zuly and Beau were so successful in the WSJ Startup of the Year competition.  Light Point Security has been part of our Northrop Grumman Cync Program for several months and actively contributes to our community of early-stage companies. Their virtual web browser is a rare product that is complex but easy to use and will help many agencies and enterprises that access the web to do so safely.”

“Congratulations to Light Point Security on this prestigious achievement,” said Chris Valentino, Division Director, Contract Research and Development, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “Cync is providing a foundation for companies to build their business and their technologies so we’re proud to see one of our own earn such an honor and look forward to their continued success.”

Light Point Security’s WSJ Startup of the Year series profile and videos can be viewed at