Crawford & Company hosted its first ever Hartford InsurTech Accelerator FastTrack event on August 6 at the Atlanta Support Center. Seven start-up companies were invited to present their innovations to a hand-picked group of influencers from Crawford and our client base.
Startup participants presented a five-minute elevator pitch and then answered questions in roundtable discussions. One goal of the gathering was to help the Hartford InsurTech Hub choose which startups are most suited for their Startupbootcamp accelerator program, which helps connect innovative insurance startups with resources and funding so that they can gain traction in the market. In addition, the collective expertise of Crawford, clients and brokers provides startups with valuable feedback and evaluation of their products and platforms.
Crawford Chief Strategy Officer, Greta Van commented, “We are proud to be partners with Hartford InsurTech Hub. The alliance is mutually beneficial as both Crawford and Hartford InsurTech Hub strive toward market disruption with cutting-edge technology. Leading innovative companies understand that service evolution can be achieved more quickly through strategic partnerships; our alliance with InsurTech is just that kind of partnership. We look forward to hosting more FastTrack events in the future in order to foster mentorship, creativity and idea exchange among industry thought leaders. ”
The Atlanta FastTrack event at Crawford was one of many scheduled by Hartford around the country this year. It will begin choosing startups for their program in October.