Ron & Cyndi Gula, Founders of Tenable Network Security & our 2nd Startup Showcase.

Columbia MD
October 23, 2017 / 5:00 PM

About this event

Join us for an incredibly fun, educational, and inspirational fireside chat with Ron and Cyndi Gula, co-founders of Tenable Network Security. The Gulas grew Tenable into a world leader in cyber-security and vulnerability management with more than 20,000 customers, annual revenue of $100MM, and more than 650 employees in 10 countries. In 2016, they had a highly successful exit and now run Gula Tech Ventures, an investment firm focused on helping early stage companies in the cyber-security space. 

Back by popular demand, we'll hold our 2nd Startup Showcase. We're featuring four local startups who will try and "sell" us on their companies using only their interpersonal skills and creative props. The evening culminates with their three minute speed "pitches" where they will sell us one final time before we vote with our bucks (fake). Our featured startups are: Mind-Halo, Baggio, SpotsWash, and Atomic Mole.  

Come out, relax, get educated, inspired, connected, and help support our local young startups as they journey down the path of building highly successful companies.

LOCATION & PARKING: Mindgrub is located on the second floor in the Banner Building in the McHenry Row area; Diamondback Brewery is located on the lower level of the Banner Building as well. You are welcome to park in the garage directly next to the Banner Building behind the Porter Street Apartment Building. If you have any trouble finding us, please contact the Mindgrub office at 410.988.2444.


Ron & Cyndi Gula (Tenable Network Security)

Ron & Cyndi Gula

Co-Founders - Tenable Network Security

Ron and Cyndi Gula are the embodiment of entrepreneurship. They saw huge problems and developed unique solutions to meet the needs of their markets. They are co-founders of multiple highly successful companies, most recently Tenable Network Security. Tenable Network Security grew to more than 20k customer's worldwide, $100MM in annual revenue, more than 650 employees operating in 10 different countries, and raised $300MM in funding from multiple private, government, and angel investors. Ron & Cyndi served Tenable from its founding until May of 2016 when they had a highly successful exit and co-founded Gula Tech Ventures.  

As community leaders and passionate advocates for education and scientific research, Cyndi is highly active as a Board member of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, the Howard Tech Council, the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and a variety of educational and entrepreneurship initiatives. Ron serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center. He was also appointed to the National Cyber-security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Advisory Board as part of the National Initiative for Cyber-security Education.  

Ron has received special awards for leadership from both The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, and was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for defense and security, together with Jack Huffard and Renaud Deraison, and has authored three patents.

Cyndi, holds a BS in Ceramic Sciences and Engineering from Alfred University.  Ron holds a BS from Clarkson University and an MSEE from the University of Southern Illinois.  

Date and Time
October 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mindgrub Technologies
1215 E. Fort Ave
Baltimore, 21230
5:00 pm Arrive, relax, and make friends
6:00 pm Fireside Chat with Ron and Cyndi Gula
7:15 pm Startup Showcase

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