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Demo Day 2019: AMPLIFY

April 26 @ 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Insurance Innovation News in Massachusetts, Insurtech News

Join Us At Hartford InsurTech Hub’s Demo Day 2019!

Join us for Hartford InsurTech Hub’s Demo Day on April 26th at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center, showcasing our ten startups and celebrating the transformation they have gone through and the results they have achieved since the beginning of the program in February. 

Ten of the most talented InsurTech startups are fostering insurance innovation and providing the perfect platform to trigger a surge of entrepreneurial activity in Hartford. The 10 companies were whittled down from an initial 1,000 applicants, and include one from Switzerland, two from Australia, one from South Africa, one from Israel, two from Canada, and three from the United States.

At Demo Day, you will see each of these startups in action hear their stories, and, afterward, you will be able to meet and speak with them directly. Most importantly, you will become a key link within our quickly shifting landscape, and experience an afternoon of learning, interaction, and networking.

Our theme this year is AMPLIFY. Demo Day is about continuing what was ignited by the program last year and amplifying it in 2019! We’re excited to strengthen the insurance community by amplifying the importance of insurtech and how innovative ideas can make some noise in the insurance industry. 

Seats at the event will be limited, so please sign-up early and secure your place. To get an idea of what to look forward to, watch last year’s Demo Day video.

This year, our keynote speaker is Erin Hatzikostas. Erin is the Founder & CEO of b Authentic inc, a company on a mission to create a more authentic corporate workplace. b Authentic inc offers a variety of creative solutions to help people soar in their career, including 1×1 Coaching, a Podcast Club, blog and spiced-up work wear too. In addition, their b CAUSE podcast will hit the “air” on May 1st and b BRILLIANT, an offbeat and inspiring group coaching platform, will launch at the end of May. Prior to starting b Authentic, Erin spent 22 years in the insurance industry working for Aetna, where she most recently was the CEO of PayFlex.  

Erin’s presentation will be on how empowering employees’ authenticity can revolutionize a company. We have a crisis on our hands: Gallup’s latest survey shows that 87% of employees are not engaged. At the same time, we still have more CEOs named John (or Dave) than women CEOs. Why is it that despite the proof that companies with engaged and diverse workforces perform exponentially better, that we can’t seem to truly crack these nuts? Erin will proclaim that the solution is actually right under our nose (and toes).

Use the hashtags #HIHDemoDay2019 and #SBCDemoDay to see who else is attending Demo Day!

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12:00 – 1:00 Arrival

1:00 – 1:20 Introduction & Welcome

1:20 – 2:15 6x Startup Presentations  

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 2:45 Special Guest Keynote

2:45 – 3:15 4x Startup Presentations

3:15 – 3:30 Thank You’s

3:30 – 5:30 Drinks & Networking

Our Ten Startups

PineapplePineapple offers a fair, transparent, and affinity-based P2P insurance and they’re coming to Hartford from South Africa.

handdiiComing from Australia, handdii is a digital platform that automates the property insurance claim process from FNOL through to claim finalization.

Dream PaymentsDream Payments is a Fintech startup from Canada that powers digital and mobile payment services for business customers.

Pitch GaugePitch Gauge, from Georgia, is a roofing estimating application using mobile devices to do property inspections.

MedyearFrom New York, Medyear is a social network for healthcare collaboration. They connect consumers to over 190 health systems and 700k doctors for real-time chat, secure email, microblogging, and personal health records.

SkyWatchSkyWatch is a licensed insurance broker in all 50 US states offering a holistic software solution for on-demand risk-aware solutions for connected, moving platforms. They’re originally from Israel.

Talem Health AnalyticsComing from Canada, Talem Health Analytics provides data-driven insights on bodily injury claims cost.

See Your BoxSee Your Box provides Industrial IoT tools to digitize supply chains. SYB is a tech-service platform that collects, analyses and extracts information related to goods across all steps of the supply chain and is coming to Hartford from Switzerland.

ClaimSpaceComing from Australia, ClaimSpace is a platform that bridges the communication gap between customers, insurers, and stakeholders during the claims process.

CareValidate: Powered by a life-saving light bulb called SafeLight, CareValidate provides health, safety, and quality of care telematics to transform workers’ compensation, senior living, long-term care, life, and health insurance products with plug-and-play insurtech solutions. They’re originally from Georgia.

Parking details

We’d like to thank Grant Thornton for sponsoring the first 200 Uber rides to The Bushnell Performing Arts Center. Please use this ride promotion to get to and from our event. Just follow the link to claim your ride promotion, which is good for one ride up to $5.00. At the time of the event, just open the Uber app and request a ride. Prefer using a code? Enter the promo code HIHDEMODAY2019EVENT under Promotions in the Payments tab of your uber app to claim your ride promotion.

If you choose not to Uber, please consider parking at one of the available paid parking lots:
1st Lot (Largest): 94 Hudson St Hartford, CT
2nd Lot: 50 West St, Hartford, CT
3rd Lot: 222 Hudson St, Hartford, CT

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April 26
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM


The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
166 Capitol Avenue, Belding Stage
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

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