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HacWare Named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon for its Cybersecurity Awareness Platform

May 5, 2022, HacWare, a machine learning cybersecurity awareness company, is excited to announce that they have been selected as a 2022 TiE50 Winner in the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program. This thirteen year old awards competition is a program of TiEcon, the world's largest conference for tech entrepreneurs. HacWare was recognized for its phishing simulations and micro-training technology.

“I’m excited that the amazing TiE50 awards program is recognizing my brillant team for the innovative work we are doing to combat the $6 trillion dollar data breach problem with our security awareness platform,” said HacWare’s founder and CEO Tiffany Ricks.

“Companies from diverse fields and in various stages submitted their applications to our prestigious TiE50 Awards, showcasing innovation and disruption. In addition to many sponsors for the TiE50 program, we also had in-kind sponsors offering a desirable list of perks and benefits apart from the award and recognition. TiE50 continues to partner with Meet the Draper’s, a ground-breaking reality show, to give an opportunity to select companies to pitch to the show,” said Kumar Sripadam, TiE50 Program Chair.

“TiE Silicon Valley is excited to announce the TiE50 winners. TiE50 awards is our way of giving visibility to startups and connecting them with our sponsors, partners, and investors in the TiE Ecosystem” said AGK Karunakaran, President, TiE Silicon Valley

The TiE50 Awards will be presented virtually to the winners during a ceremony on May 6th. For more information, please go to

About HacWare

HacWare is the future of cybersecurity training because we are solving the root cause of data breaches... Human Error! HacWare makes it super easy for lean security teams and security developers to provide AI-powered cybersecurity user training solutions that are 100% automated. This smart technology helps busy workforces to learn about cybersecurity threats and learns how to protect themself from spear-phishing attacks and Business Email Compromised (BEC) scams.

HacWare uses cloud technology, A.I. supervised learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to identify internal risks to email hacks. Then auto-generate personalized phishing campaigns to keep employees alert and educated. HacWare's products have helped companies around the world to combat advanced phishing attacks to reduce malware outbreaks by 60%. For more information about HacWare, visit

About TiE50

Now celebrating its thirteenth year, TiE50 Awards provides a one-of-a-kind showcase for the world’s top technology and technology-enabled startups. TiE Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program is keenly contested by thousands of early-to-mid-stage startups of all sizes representing a wide range of verticals. Applications are rigorously reviewed by a panel of judges including venture capitalists, angels, successful entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. Since its inception, 84 percent of TiE50 winners and top startups have been funded at a total of over $1 billion. Many of these companies went on to acquisition or IPO with 29 of the exits at over $100 million.

About TiEcon

TiEcon is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. Delegates range from CEOs of top companies to first-time entrepreneurs, as well as corporate executives and investment professionals.

TiEcon has been ranked alongside the World Economic Forum, TED, and DEMO as one of the top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship by Worth Magazine. TiEcon 2022 is expected to attract more than 10,000 people from across the globe in celebration of the spirit of entrepreneurship. More information:

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