10 April, 2019 09:30
From left to right: Anne Lemieux, of The Camp, Vahid Mirhajili, Owl.co, Rain Takahashi, Jauntin, Edouard Ferron-Case, Mr Young, Mathieu Loiselle, Block.Solutions, Félix Deschatelets, Emma, Patrick Bourbeau, GFT and Philippe Desjardins, Desjardins. | Photo : Alain Castonguay
Rain Takahashi has not made the trip for nothing from Toronto, despite the snow storm that hit the region of Quebec, on Monday, 8 April. The CEO of the platform Jauntin walked away with two significant awards at the contest of pitch organized in the framework of InsurTech Quebec.
The third edition of Insurtech Quebec took place this Monday at the cruise terminal in the Old Port, in Quebec city. As for the previous editions, the leaders of the young shoots in the sector of advanced technologies in the insurance industry have participated in the contest of pitch.
This year, the format of the contest has been revised. A first selection of finalists has been made, and they were able to make their presentation at a meeting held in the morning. We gave them four minutes, and five members of the jury had six minutes to ask questions about their company.
$ 10,000 in scholarships
The $ 10,000 scholarships, are provided by the insurers, the sponsors, were distributed to the participants. The most important award, of a value of $ 6,000, has been won by Jauntin.
The application of Jauntin allows self-employed workers, distributors, or the artists, to have a term insurance to cover their property, or their activity on demand. The application allows you to enable the guarantees using a simple click, when the user needs the coverage. Rain Takahashi is also walked away with another prize, either a block of 500 hours of support provided by the program “StartUp in residence” of the Movement Desjardins.
Vahid Mirjalili, assurtech OWL.Co, based in Vancouver, has won the second scholarship in importance, with a value of $ 2500. He confessed to have come to Quebec to make themselves known by the insurers of the province. The platform of OWL is offered to customers of financial institutions and insurers.
Using their cell number or their email address, customers provide instantly a quantity of the personal information encrypted to the user institutions of the platform. The platform aims to digitize and speed up the exchanges and to improve the experience of the customer in its communications with suppliers, in particular for the distribution of insurance products.
Felix Deschatelets, of the platform, Emma, was the recipient of another major award, is a three-month internship at an incubator Camp. As the other two finalists, he also received a $ 500 scholarship. The application of Emma particularly targets young mothers who have very little time to give to the representatives of the insurers. They may subscribe an insurance policy using a chatterbot. The process can be fully automated, but the certified counselors are also able to accompany the transaction request.
The other finalists were Matthew Loiselle, of Block.Solutions, and Edouard Ferron-Case, Mr Young.
The jury was formed by Annie Lafond, SSQ Insurance, Philippe Gosselin, Desjardins general insurance Group, Marc Hughes, GFT, Xavier Freeman, AllSet and Keith Beaudoin, AmpMe j’entreprends Québec.