Month: December 2019


Announcing the 2019-2020 InsurTech Fellows

2019-2020 InsurTech Fellows Amrita Jha, Ashley Kane, Bharath Tata and Valdrin Sadiku at the InsurTech Hartford Symposium

The InsurTech Fellows Program is a collaborative effort between UConn’s CT Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the University of Hartford and is funded by CTNext. Twelve graduate and undergraduate students have been invited to participate in the program during the 2019-2020 academic year. The program features multiple components, including an InsurTech Venturing course, an experiential learning opportunity, mentorship and access to networks and internships.

On top of the foundational knowledge that these students have received in the fall InsurTech Venturing course taught by Ken Goldstein, Clinical Instructor of Risk Management and Insurance, University of Hartford and Michael Kalen, CEO, Covr Financial Technologies, they will gain first-hand experience working with an InsurTech startup part of the Hartford InsurTech Hub’s accelerator program in the Spring. Each fellow will be paired with one company and supporting them throughout their participation in the accelerator program. Each fellow will also receive 1-2 mentors to provide professional guidance and support over the course of the fellows program.

Below is the list of the students that were selected to participate in the 2019-2020 InsurTech Fellows Program. We are proud to have accepted 8 UConn students and 4 UHart students, spanning across multiple academic programs and includes both graduate and undergraduate students. Join us in congratulating these students for being selected to participate in this incredible opportunity.

Amrita Jha– University of Connecticut, Masters of Business Administration

Ashley Kane– University of Connecticut, Actuarial Science

Bhanuj Ahuja– University of Connecticut, Masters of Business Administration

Bharath Tata– University of Connecticut, Masters of Business Administration

Clarentz Jean– University of Hartford, Risk Management & Insurance

Ge (Caroline) Yu– University of Connecticut, Actuarial Science

Jiachien Liu– University of Connecticut, Actuarial Science/Finance & Statistics

Neil Patel– University of Connecticut, Economics

Nicole Horen– University of Connecticut, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Sony Ambooken– University of Hartford, Masters of Business Administration

William Boyd– University of Hartford, Risk Management & Insurance

Valdrin Sadiku– University of Hartford, Risk Management & Insurance                                                                                         

Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort open in January.