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Female Founders in Tech competition kicks off

June 18, 2018   by Staff

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news announcementQuesnay, an innovation consulting firm focused on accelerating growth among startups and corporations, is kicking off its second Female Founders in Tech competition. Women-led tech startups can apply here for a chance to receive mentoring opportunities, as well as financial and marketing support.

“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,” says Jennifer Byrne, co-founder and president of Quesnay, Inc.

Farmers Insurance will be joined by supporting sponsors, CSAA Insurance Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance, RGAX, and contributing sponsor, QBE Insurance.

InsureTech Connect will host the final event as part of its 2018 conference, where five finalists will present their startups to a live audience of judges.

For Quesnay, mentorship and partnership opportunities are critical components of the program, given that 48% of female founders cite a lack of mentorship as an impediment to success. Underscoring the importance of knowledge-sharing, the five finalists will be coached by industry leaders and build their insurance knowledge via a customized training course.

At the end of the four-month competition, following the final event, the finalists will have the opportunity to partner with Quesnay’s corporate sponsors.

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This story was originally published by Canadian Insurance Top Broker.