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The OnRamp Insurance Conference Draws Leading Insurtech Startups, Venture Capitalists and 25+ Insurance Corporations

The conference is expected to draw more than 500 attendees from the corporate, venture capital and startup communities.

By - Mar 13th, 2017 09:19 pm

March 13, 2017 (Chicago, IL) – gener8tor is hosting the second annual OnRamp Insurance Conference on April 6th. With more than 220 startup applicants and more than 25 corporations committed to meet one-on-one with participating insurtech startups, the 2017 OnRamp Insurance Conference has proven to be the leading conference for the insurance industry’s top dealmakers.

The OnRamp Insurance Conference returns to Chicago’s Soldier Field on Thursday, April 6, 2017 to bring the industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups together for a day of dealmaking. The conference will highlight innovations disrupting the insurance industry, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.

The one-day event includes a Conference Track, featuring keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats and product demos. Dr. Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience at Singularity University, will keynote on the healthcare industry’s big data and its impact across diverse lines of insurance. Additional agenda topics include: Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Insurance; The Great Unbundling: Blockchain in Insurance, If Not, Then What? The Power of Behavioral Economics in a Misunderstood Industry; Creating Chemistry: Best Practices for Corporate-Startup Partnerships, American Family Insurance: Transformation Journey, 99 Problems: The Challenges of a Consumer MGA Model, Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? How Industry Incumbents are Innovating, WeGoLook and Crawford & Company Revolutionize the Loss Adjusting Process Together, Perspectives on Corporate Venture, Professional Athletes and the Blindside of Insurtech, and Quantifying the Uncertain Risk and Rewards of Cyber Insurance.

Conference speakers include: Blair Baldwin, Co-founder & CEO, Quilt; Shefi Ben-Hutta, Co-founder, Coverager; Neil Betteridge, VP of Strategy, Guidewire; Farron Blanc, VP & Innovation Studio Lead, RGAx; Tyrre Burks, Founder & CEO, Player’s Health; Dan Burns, President & CEO, Pro Financial Services; Nick Gerhart, Chief Administrative Officer, Farm Bureau Financial Services; Nick Greisen, Director of Business Development, Pro Financial Services; Peter Gunder, Chief Business Development Officer, American Family Insurance; Caribou Honig, Co-founder, QED Investors; Neff Hudson, Vice President of Corporate Development, USAA; Brian Kaas, President, Managing Director, CMFG Ventures; Amir Kabir, Corporate Strategic Ventures, Munich RE | HSB Ventures; Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University; Heidi Lawson, Partner & Co-Chair of Insurance Practice Group, Mintz Levin; Spencer Lazar, Partner, General Catalyst; Pascal Millaire, VP & GM, Cyber Insurance, Symantec; Keith Moore, CEO, CoverHound & CyberPolicy; Hans Morris, Managing Partner, Nyca Partners; Martha Notaras, Partner, XL Innovate; CJ Przybyl, President, Snapsheet; Andrew Robinson, Global Chief Operating Officer, Crawford & Company; Erik Ross, Head of Venture Capital, Nationwide Ventures; Doug Russell, Managing Director, MassMutual Ventures; Craig Schedler, Venture Partner, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures; Robin Smith, CEO & Co-founder, WeGoLook; Matt Streisfeld, Vice President, Oak HC/FT; Ted Stuckey, Head of Global Innovation Lab, QBE Insurance Group; Kabir Syed, Founder & CEO, RiskMatch; Steve Timmerman, VP of Business Development, RedSeal; Kathleen Utecht, Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital; Troy Vosseller, Co-founder, gener8tor; Chuck Wallace, Co-founder, Esurance; Assaf Wand, CEO & Co-founder, Hippo; Jay Weintraub, Founder & CEO, NextCustomer; Sara Woldt, Co-founder, OnRamp; Max Yankelevich, CEO & Chief Architect, WorkFusion; and Rick Zullo, Principal, Lightbank.

Unique to OnRamp, the conference also includes a Startup Track, featuring curated, one-on-one pitch sessions between selected startups and corporate venture capital and innovation executives from participating insurance companies to discuss potential customer relationships, strategic partnerships and, if appropriate, investment opportunities.

More than 25 corporations are registered to participate, including: AAA, AIG, Allianz Life, Allstate, American Family Insurance, Assurant, Church Mutual Insurance, CUNA Mutual Group, Guidewire, Liberty Mutual, MassMutual, Munich RE, Nationwide, Northwestern Mutual, QBE Insurance Group, RGA, Symantec, Swiss Re, Thrivent Financial, USAA, U.S. Cellular, XL Innovate and more. Corporate attendees include executives from corporate venture capital, innovation, M&A and strategy departments.

“Since OnRamp Insurance’s inception in 2016, $1.7B was invested in insurtech startups. More than a dozen startups that participated in the 2016 OnRamp Insurance Conference raised additional capital, gained new customers or engaged new corporate partners as a direct result of introductions and programming at our conference. We’re excited to be a part of this increased investment activity in insurtech startups. We’re positioning OnRamp Insurance to be the premier gathering of industry incumbents, venture capitalists and startups,” said Sara Woldt, Director of Business Development at gener8tor and Co-Founder of the OnRamp Insurance Conference.

The conference is expected to draw more than 500 attendees from the corporate, venture capital and startup communities.

About the OnRamp Insurance Conference:

The OnRamp Insurance Conference brings together the insurance industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovations disrupting the insurance industry, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry. The day-long conference includes a Startup Track, featuring curated, one-on-one pitch sessions between selected startups and corporate venture capital and innovation executives from participating insurance companies to discuss potential customer relationships, strategic partnerships and, if appropriate, investment opportunities.

The OnRamp Insurance Conference will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm CDT at Chicago’s Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Drive Chicago, IL 60605). Registration and ticketing information is available at onrampinsuranceconference.com.

For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact OnRamp Co-Founder, Sara Woldt at sara@gener8tor.com.

The 2017 OnRamp Insurance Conference is sponsored by AmTrust North America, Jornaya, Insperity, Carpe Data, CyberPolicy, GroundSpeed, Prime Technology Group, Mintz Levin, Waller Helms, and Avid Ratings; with additional support from Coverager, Insurance Technology Association, Insurance Thought Leadership and PitchBook.

For more information about OnRamp, visit onrampinsuranceconference.com or follow @onrampinsure on Twitter.

About gener8tor:

gener8tor is a nationally ranked startup accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times per year, gener8tor invests up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience  during its 12-week program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through its network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists. gener8tor’s 49 portfolio companies have raised more than $110M in follow-on financing and employ more than 1,500 people. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network, and has offices in Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information about gener8tor, visit www.gener8tor.com or follow @gener8tor on Twitter.

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