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Insurtech Night, In Partnership with CIC
June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
An introduction to Innovation Underwriters – the newest CIC industry focused innovation community. IU is a not-for-profit with the mission of fostering innovation in the management of risk and the business of insurance. Come learn about the collaborative, opportunities in insurance, and how IU, CIC and Venture Cafe are partnering to support new venture development. Together with our partners, our spaces and events will create collisions that naturally accelerate exchanges of information and that spark greater collaboration. This event kickoffs a period of actively community building, preparation of programs, and seeking partners as we head towards a ribbon cutting in late 2019.
3:00pm-5:00pm: Office Hours – schedule a time to speak to industry specialists about how they might help positively impact your innovation orbit. Learn, teach, inspire or be inspired. Please check event page soon for the link to sign up for a 15 minute slot with Jeff Brown, CEO of Kaboodle and Sebastien Bert, Vice President at Swiss Re.
5:30pm – 6:15pm Innovation Underwriters: Come hear from Charlie Sidoti Executive Director of Innovation Underwriters and Tim Rowe Founder of CIC about the soon-to-launch insurance industry cluster embedded within CIC. Innovation Underwriters is a not-for-profit with the mission of supporting new venture development in the insurance industry. We are actively building community, preparing programming, and creating partnerships.
6:30pm – 7:30 pm Reverse pitches: Four innovation leaders will each give 15-minute “reverse pitches.” In addition to highlighting their innovation initiatives and how they hope to work with the startup ecosystem, presenters will be asked to give a pitch describing the specific problems they would like to get help with or specific solutions and technologies they are looking to invest in or bring into the organization. Presenters are encouraged to offer a pathway to resources, mentorship or funding.
5:30 pm – 8:00pm StartUp Showcase: Invited industry startups will be hosting conversation tables with demos in the cafe. Come meet, learn and chat with the founders.