InsurTech Spring Conference 2023 will be the best InsurTech NY conference yet with over 800 registrations, 100+ speakers across fireside chat, 30+ panels and TED-Style talks, 30+ expo booths, and presentations by the 10 finalists of Global Early-stage Insurtech Competition.
As a lot is going on in this 2-day conference, here are a few ideas to maximize your conference experience.
(Note: If you still have not registered for the conference, you can still do so here)
Date: 3/29 Wed (Day 1) to 3/30 Thu (Day 2)
Start Time: On 3/29, registration starts at 9 AM, with content starting at 12 PM for the pre-event seminar and opening of the conference at 1 PM. Expo will open at 1:15 PM
Registration on the Day of [Important]: Please find the email with the ticket QR code from email@example.com. When you arrive, head to the Registration Desk and show your QR code. (Note: If you did not purchase your ticket, the original ticketholder must forward you the. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help)
Doors open at 9 AM and the conference starts at 1 PM. To avoid long lines and missing your first event, we recommend arriving early.
Hotel: Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, Hotel Chelsea, or Chelsea Savoy Hotel mainly based on proximity to the Conference Location. More on hotels here.
Conference Location: Pier 60 Chelsea Piers New York, NY
“Competing on Collaboration” is our 2023 conference theme, exploring how insurance stakeholders can collaborate for a win-win partnership. A few important notes about the content:
Content: Look at the Agenda to see which sessions you want to attend.
Competition: Startup Finalists of the 4th annual Global Early-stage InsurTech competition will present in Hall 1 on Day 2 (10:30 AM)
Pre-Event Seminars: Pre-event seminars will be provided 1 hour before the opening of the conference on Day 1 (12 PM), which include “Insurance Claims Benchmark Study” in Hall 1 and “Finding and Retaining Superstar Talent” in Hall 2.
An important part of our conference is meeting existing and future partners. Below are some ways to find and meet attendees:
Brella Networking App: Use the networking app to schedule meetings or meet separately before or after the events on 3/29 and 3/30. All registered attendees should have received an email from Brella (email@example.com) with your activation link for conference networking. If you have not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some important items about Brella:
Visit Expo and Stamps Game: There are 33 booths/tables in the Expo hall area (see map). And for those interested in winning amazing prizes such as a 5-day dream vacation package ($2500 value), Bose Headphone NC700, or Apple Watch, visit and get stamps from any 25 of the 33 booths/tables, for a chance to win the prize. While visiting the booths, you can talk to them to see if there are ways you can partner with them!
Cocktail Hour: On Day 1 at 5:30 PM, we are hosting a cocktail hour for all attendees. You can expect amazing drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and surprise entertainment.
Serendipitous Networking: The best relationships often come from meeting random people and forming unexpected connections. Be open-minded and embrace spontaneous mingling.
Follow-up: None of the new relationships you created at the conference will last if you did not follow up after the conference. Follow up for a call to discuss details about potential ways you can work together.
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Substantial analysis has been done on the timeline and actions that crashed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).
So we will skip the timeline and share our takeaway for insurers.
First, Banking 101 – Banks safeguard customer money. Most money is held as demand deposits able to be withdrawn at any time. Banks leverage customer deposits to originate loans. The yield spread between loans and interest paid on deposits covers operations.
What happens if you have more deposits than you can safely underwrite loans (like SVB)
Some banks do nothing and accept lower profit. Other banks invest the money. Investments can range from short term treasuries to more esoteric options like venture debt and mortgage backed securities. SVB went too long on duration and was too concentrated in esoteric, correlated risk.
Insurers are similar to banks except they receive premiums that are held in reserve for claim payments. Insurers can shield themselves from the risks by:
-Matching duration of risk to duration of investment (e.g. 10 year life policy to 10 year treasury
-Avoiding correlated risk in a single correlated “mega-class” like VC-backed startups
-Not underwriting beyond their capacity and building redundancy in the reinsurance stack
-Protecting their image and reputation with careful PR and communications
For more commentary on the topic, listen to our podcast with Michael Waitze of InsurTech Asia.
This year we received more than 125 applications to our Global InsurTech Competition. More than 25 judges representing carriers, brokers, and investors reviewed the applications and selected the top nine. Then you voted for the wildcard to make the top ten. More than 3,000 votes were cast across 26 companies.
Top ten startups are: Redkik, Otonomi, InsurX, Kayna, Mitigate, Stream Claims, FireBreak Risk, Journey Sports, Futura Genetics, and Octamile (wildcard).
The top ten startups will be pitching live at the InsurTech Spring Conference on March 29-30. Today is your last chance to save 10% on tickets.
More info and Register: https://www.insurtechny.com/insurtech-spring-conference/
InsurTech Spring Conference: Competing on Collaboration
March 29-30 | NYC (Chelsea – Pier 60)
700+ attendees – Parallel tracks for: Life & Health and Property & Casualty
Speakers include: NFP President, Munich Re Head of Innovation, Palomar CLO, & TIAA CIO
More Info and Join Registration
InsurTech NY Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors of our InsurTech Spring Conference in NY.
If you are interested in sponsoring a future InsurTech event, send us a note at email@example.com.
Discover a curated mix of January InsurTech financings, exits, partnerships, opportunities, and partner events on the East Coast.
InsurTech News and Deals
OpenEyes ($18M, Insight Partners): Commercial P&C: Full-stack carrier based on utilizing real-time data capture to mitigate risk and reduce costs for commercial fleets.
Opkit ($1M, Global Founders Capital): Health: Verification platform focused on automated data delivery to virtual and telehealth providers.
Assured Allies ($42.5M, FinTLV Ventures): LTC: Platform for traditional LTC carriers to provide support and preventative measures for clients through machine learning and predictive analysis.
Partner Events and Programs
insureNXT Congress and Expo (April 26 & 27)
InsurTech Hartford Symposium (May 2-3)
InsurTech Leaders Summit (May 24-25)
OnRamp Insurance Accelerator (Applications Due April 10)
OnRamp Insurance Conference (June 21-22)
DFS Exchange – NY Department of Financial Services newly-launched engagement platform to foster the growth of responsible innovation in financial services in New York.
See more information and register via our website: www.insurtechny.com/upcoming-insurtech-conferences
Enterprise Ireland – Senior Market Advisor
Ethos Life – Director, Actuarial
Starr – Internal Management Consultant
Transverse – Program Manager
Verisk – Actuarial Associate
See more information and apply via our blog: https://www.insurtechny.com/jobs
Please apply directly at the links below or reach out to us with additional questions or inquiries.
Enterprise Ireland – Senior Market Advisor – https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/About-Us/Our-People/00523-Senior-MA-New-York.pdf
Ethos Life – Director, Actuarial –https://boards.greenhouse.io/ethoslife/jobs/6107752002
Starr – Internal Management Consultant – https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=STARR&cws=48&rid=6273
Transverse – Program Manager – https://www.transverseinsurance.com/careers/5
Verisk – Actuarial Associate – https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Verisk/743999838640174-actuarial-associate
Many of our carrier/broker partners are looking to fill positions in innovation, partnerships, and venture capital, and we would love to connect you to them when opportunities come up. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
insureNXT Congress and Expo (April 26 & 27) – Following the successful on-site premiere with more than 2000 participants this year, our new international congress for the insurance industry insureNXT goes into the next round, taking place on 26th/27th April 2023 in Cologne, Germany. We would be more than happy to have start-ups / scale-ups, corporates and/or renowned knowledge experts from your network contributing and/or participating in this event!
InsurTech Hartford Symposium (May 2-3) – The InsurTech Hartford Symposium is designed to elevate your curiosity and imagination with experiences that allow you to take a deep dive into the industry’s most innovative transformations at a pace that won’t leave you feeling exhausted. This is your chance to recharge, get inspired, and develop invaluable relationships with the industry’s top innovators and disruptors. https://insurtechhartfordsymposium.com/
InsurTech Leaders Summit (May 24 & 25) – Join us at Park Royal Collection Kuala Lumpur + Virtual | Hybrid to learn from the best of the best in the industry, as well as network with your peers and potential clients. You will be able to take part in discussions about achieving excellence in governance and corporate leadership, moving from financial products to value propositions, customer experience: future proofing personalized services, building a seamless technology-driven resilient insurance organizations, and more. https://emnesevents.com/insurtech-leaders-summit-apac-2023/
OnRamp Insurance Accelerator – Apply by April 10th Each year, the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator, with Allianz Life & Securian Financial, invests in five insurtech & fintech startups that participate in a three-month, concierge accelerator program. Each startup receives a cash investment of $100,000, office space in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and access to gener8tor, Allianz Life & Securian Financial’s global network of mentors and investors. $100K cash investment directly into your current round (if raising) or uncapped convertible bridge note to be converted into your next round (if not currently raising). This accelerator does not take a predetermined amount of equity upfront. https://www.gener8tor.com/investment-accelerators/onramp-insurance
OnRamp Insurance Conference – June 21-22, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN Join leading corporations, investors, and startups in insurance, fintech, wealth management, and asset management at gener8tor’s 2023 OnRamp Insurance Conference. If you are a startup, you can apply for an opportunity to pitch at the conference for FREE. https://www.gener8tor.com/conferences/onramp-insurance
RevTech Labs Class 18 Accelerator (Applications Due Feb 17th) – The Accelerator is looking for post-MVP fintech + insurtech startups to participate in their 12-week program from March 27th to June 16th. This program isn’t a cookie-cutter or curriculum based experience. Class 18 Founders will work with the RTL Program Team to build a customized road map based on their company’s unique goals and objectives. During the 12-weeks of the program, Founders work with their Advisory Board and mentors on their road map objectives, while receiving funding from the venture firm. The RevTech Labs Accelerator provides Founders with the resources, connections and funding necessary to help them scale and succeed well-beyond the program. Apply today or refer a friend! https://www.revtechlabs.co/foundation-program
NY Dept of Financial Services DFS Exchange – DFS Exchange is the Department’s newly-launched engagement platform to foster the growth of responsible innovation in financial services in New York. Through DFS Exchange, financial innovators and stakeholders are invited to meet directly with DFS subject-matter experts to establish an open and ongoing dialogue and present DFS as a transparent, innovation-friendly regulator. Through these sessions, DFS hopes to learn about emerging products, services, business lines and/or practices, and technologies to accelerate the financial industry; their promise for New Yorkers and the New York economy; and their potential regulatory needs, merits, and challenges. Sessions will be held either virtually or in-person at NYDFS’s New York City offices and are open to all entities, including, but not limited to, financial institutions, non-bank institutions, firms, and technology companies, and consumer advocacy organizations or nonprofits.
If you are interested in meeting with us, please complete the very brief interest form to schedule a 1:1 meeting. Questions, please email DFS Innovation at email@example.com.