Month: November 2020


Announcing the 2020-2021 InsurTech Fellows

 

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. Thirteen graduate and undergraduate students have been invited to participate in the program during the 2020-2021 academic year. Designed to increase student’s understanding of the insurance industry and grow the next generation of innovators within the InsurTech space, students will work directly with new and innovative InsurTech startups, receive personal mentorship from insurance leaders, gain access to networks in the InsurTech ecosystem, connect to exciting job opportunities and internships and earn $4,000 in scholarship funding for their participation.

Expanding on the foundational knowledge gained in a previous InsurTech Venturing course taught by Ken Goldstein, Clinical Instructor of Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Hartford and Michael Kalen, CEO of Covr Financial Technologies, they will gain first-hand experience working with an InsurTech startup via the Nassau Re/Imagine incubator program. Each fellow will also receive mentors to provide professional guidance and support over the course of the spring semester.

Below is the list of the fellows that were selected to participate in the 2020-2021 InsurTech Fellows Program. We are proud to have accepted 9 UConn students and 4 UHart students, spanning across multiple academic programs and includes both graduate and undergraduate students. Join us in congratulating these newly initiated fellows for their participation in such an incredible opportunity.

Alok Bhatt –Master of Business Adminstration, University of Connecticut, School of Business

Andrew Tran -Management Information Systems, School of Business

Eleanor Umaya -LL.M in Insurance Law, University of Connecticut, School of Law

Ian Thomas -Accounting, University of Hartford, Barney School of Business

Jailynn Vidro -Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kate Sargis -Risk Management, University of Hartford, Barney School of Business

Kevin Robert Fitzgerald -Master of Business Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Business

Meg North -Master of Business Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Business

Nicholas Bosio -Insurance and Risk Management, University of Hartford, Barney School of Business

Nishant Jain -Master of Business Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Business

Utkarsh Gupta -Master of Business Administration, University of Connecticut, School of Business

Yoanny Brito -Management, University of Hartford, Barney School of Business

Youngho Kwon -Management Information Systems, University of Connecticut, School of Business


Get Seeded Pitch Night #2 Winners

Monday night CCEI hosted their second Get Seeded Pitch Night of the school year. Five teams presented their ideas: Aqualytics, Flush Warranty, Immaculate The Brand, SchoolMe, and SortME. After a period of question and answer along with feedback and voting from the audience, the top three winners were awarded.

In third place awarded $500 was Nick Anderson with Flush Warranty.

In second place awarded $750 was Hritish Bhargava and Abhishek Bhargava with SchoolME.

In first place awarded $1,000 was Patricia Olivia and Djuly Fleurant with Immaculate The Brand.

Thank you to everyone who pitched and joined the event, we hope to see you at the next Pitch Night on January 26, 2021. If you have an idea and want to participate in the upcoming Pitch Night, please submit your application.