Quesnay calls for Female Founders in Tech competition

By Start.Space

US-based innovation and start-up consulting firm Quesnay is calling Female Founders for its second Tech Competition. The competition is backed by Farmers Insurance, CSAA Insurance Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance, RGAX and QBE Insurance. The competition aims to address the gap in female leaders by recognising and supporting female-founded startups that impact the financial services and/or insurance technology industries.

In a Statement from yesterday, Jennifer Byrne, president of Quesnay mentioned “Quesnay’s Female Founders in Tech 2018 innovation competition series will kick off with a dedicated insurance track to address the gap among women leaders by recognizing and supporting women-led startups that positively impact the industry”.

 

In the same statement, she mentioned that Quesnay is “pleased Farmers Insurance® has joined us as the presenting sponsor of this year’s competition.” Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Group, noted that Innovation at Farmers® is driven by “our on going commitment to customer experience, which is why we are excited to be presenting sponsor of the 2018 Female Founders in Tech competition. We look forward to having a number of our experienced leaders help support the women entrepreneurs and innovators that apply to this year’s program.”

The deadline of applications is on 30 July.  The top three finalists are set to receive cash prises of $35 000, $25 000 and $15 000 for the first, second and third place respectively. In addition, the top five selected finalists, which is set to be announced on 28 August, will get to present their solutions to an audience of judges at a final live pitch event that will take place at the Insuretech Connect conference on 1stOctober in Las Vegas.

The deadline of applications is on 30 July.  The top three finalists are set to receive cash prises of $35 000, $25 000 and $15 000 for the first, second and third place respectively. In addition, the top five selected finalists, which is set to be announced on 28 August, will get to present their solutions to an audience of judges at a final live pitch event that will take place at the Insuretech Connect conference on 1stOctober in Las Vegas.Additional prices include mentorship from world-renowned industry leaders between 28 August and 28 September, a customised training course on insurance that starts on 11thSeptember and marketing support. In addition, the finalists will also have the opportunity to partner with Quesnay’s corporate sponsors.

 

For more information about the competition, please refer to the Quesnay website here.