For the second consecutive year, innovation consultancy Quesnay held a Female Founders in Insurtech startup competition for women founders in the industry. The company has been holding horizontal showcases for women founders across industries for four years total.
The competition is supported by CSAA Insurance Group’s venture arm, Avanta, as well as RGAx. Applicants from 25 countries came in with five finalists selected to pitch on Sept. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
To prepare, the finalists participated in a four-week mentorship program, where they had access to regulatory and compliance training from Boost Insurance, office hours from a previous Female Founders in Tech winner, and other assistance as they refined their product.
The top three pitches received a combined $25,000 cash prize, complimentary access to co-working space at Upward Hartford, and an Innovation Women membership. The first place winner also receives additional mentoring from QBE Ventures.
Finally, a people’s choice award winner was given a second chance to pitch to innovation execs at Insurtech Connect’s showcase the next day.
Following is a look into the finalists’ event. You can take a look at some the participants and learn about their companies, and find out who took each prize.