Big thanks to SSC Venture Partners (Tom, Miguel, Peter, Duncan, Danielle, Mike etc) for the summer accelerator they created to help BC entrepreneurs. We presented to a group of entrepreneurs, BC alums, and friends August 27 at 200 State Street, along with Fisherman and BRÜZD Foods.
We enjoyed presenting at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) annual Insurance Summit in Kansas City along side eight other insurtech startup companies.
Ty from Openly Insured invited me to Techstars Demo Day 2018 in Boston, where he presented his work from the past few months in the Techstars accelerator, along with Max, founder of Fincura, and eight other entrepreneurs ranging from portable on demand electricity for your car or home, to a revolutionized air conditioning unit, to […]
Fresh off our time at Rice University, Michael and I headed down to Hartford together for InsurTech Hartford’s 2nd annual pitch night, where we won first place in both the judges and crowd favorite category. Thank you to Frank Sentner for plugging us in. Upon first arriving, I was impressed with the quality of ideas […]
The pitch starts with a little laughter–because I corrected the misspelling of our name that was given to the emcee. Enjoy.
It’s been a short time coming with long hours, and we’re finally here (well, most of us). Nine of us from Wunderite are excited to present at the 2018 Rice Business Plan Competition in Houston, the most competitive student startup competition in the US. Voting for crowd favorite is still open until Saturday. There are 42 […]
I came back late last night from presenting to a group of about 25 brokers at Scott Addis’ Beyond Insurance Global Network (BIGN). We met in Tempe Arizona (great to be in the 80 degree heat and sun). This was the first time I showcased Wunderite to a large group of brokers, and the feedback, […]
I’m Excited to announce that Wunderite is listed as an entrant to the EFMA Accenture Insurance Innovation Awards. The awards: “celebrate the very best new ideas that are transforming our industry. … [and] have served as a catalyst for innovation in the insurance sector and have helped insurers develop better disruptive strategies.” From EFMA This global […]
I am beyond excited and grateful to announce that Wunderite has been selected as a finalist competitor in the Rice 2018 Business Plan Competition. Forty-two teams were selected and announced today from over 700 applicants. Rice brands their competition as the “World’s Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition,” and their numbers back that up: In […]
[email protected] came to an end two nights ago with Demo Day. Wunderite presented along with twelve other startup companies. Thank you to the organizers, investors, students, and mentors and speakers who made this event possible. [email protected] helped move us from idea and prototype to MVP. And, as I will announce shortly, [email protected] helped our team […]
I’m excited to present Wunderite with my team at Boston College’s [email protected] Demo day next week, February 27th, from 6-8pm. You can learn more and register here. But it is probably fine to just show up. Demo day will be held in Fulton Hall’s Honor Library on BC Campus. At that time of evening, you […]
My sort-of lawyer told me Y Combinator (YC) was coming to Harvard. I’ve been reading hacker news since 2008 and YC is known as a top accelerator, so I “applied” for office hours Friday morning, and within a few hours the schedule was released and I was given a 15 minute time slot. So I […]
Four of us headed over to Mass Challenge’s Launch Party at the Landmark Center this evening, to celebrate today’s opening of their application for MC Boston 2018. I was a little surprised that the line to get your name badge upon arrival, even with pre-registration, snaked around so far that we were told to just […]
I’m please to share that Wunderite was accepted to [email protected], Boston College’s accelerator, for the 2018 batch. The program begins January 16th, 2018, and ends with a demo day February 27th, concluding the week after Spring Break. The accelerator provides access to some cash without equity, lots of mentors, space, and a few weekly sessions. Thanks […]
Thank you Michael and Allan over at AskKodiak for organizing InsureTech Boston! The room was packed–standing room only–with probably 200+ in attendance. This gathering stands in contrast to other insurance events I’ve been to–it is full of a younger crowd that is excited about leveraging their talents to think differently to solve problems–often their own pain-points. […]
Alina and I headed down and back same day to ACORD’s headquarters in New York on June 22, 2017 for our second shot at ACORD’s Insurance Innovation challenge. As usual, we enjoyed connecting with the various companies in attendance.
Chris and I drove down and back to Acord’s HQ in New York June 6th for their second annual insurance innovation challenge (and our first visit). I first heard about the challenge after Acord 2015 in Boca Raton and speaking with some Acord employees about innovation in the industry. Rather than offer a robust business […]