Cookhouse Pop-Up To Launch At ConnecTech

September 24, 2018

Toronto-based Insurance Innovation Lab is getting set to debut ‘Cookhouse Lab’ in Bermuda on September 28, “a one-of-a-kind open collaboration space that allows thought leaders and industry experts to come together to solve the toughest issues facing the insurance sector.”

A spokesperson said, “By joining one of its accelerated innovation sprints, participants from different companies share insights through guided exercises in design thinking and lean startup methodologies to develop a business case and a Minimum Viable Product, the scale of which will depend on the project length.

“Cookhouse Pop-Up Lab brings the unique experience of open collaboration from Toronto to the location of experts around the globe. They provide a team of innovation experts, research staff, a UX/UI designer and technical experts to support each innovation sprint.

“Additionally, Cookhouse Lab’s business partners offer legal, technical, and coaching support to achieve optimal success. Cookhouse Pop-Up Lab will be making its debut in Bermuda to uncover challenges that face the local insurance business and combine regional experts with Cookhouse Lab methodologies to help combat them.

“Cookhouse Lab is partnering with ConnecTech to give local insurance professionals a preview of the Cookhouse Pop-Up Lab on Friday, September 28, 2018. Attend the preview to connect with Mitch Ocampo, Co-CEO of Cookhouse Lab, get a taste of the innovation lab experience and kick-off the discovery of local challenges in the industry.”

Mitch Ocampo, Co-CEO of Cookhouse Lab, said, “We are so excited to bring together a community of experts in Bermuda to shape the future of insurance. Cookhouse Pop-Up Lab will allow us to facilitate big ideas and meaningful InsurTech projects that will truly add value to insurance and people’s lives. We’ve seen firsthand how combining the right mix of creative spirit and expertise can truly make a difference and are thrilled to bring this energy to Bermuda.”

“Mitch Ocampo has over 18 years of experience in Financial Services, Reinsurance, and Technology, with a strong focus on modernizing insurance and reinsurance markets. He currently serves as CoCEO for Cookhouse Lab, an insurtech focused-innovation lab in Toronto with Pop-Up Labs across Europe and coming soon to Bermuda and Asia. He is actively involved in the fintech and insurtech startup communities and continues to explore various market uses for distributed apps on the blockchain.”

Coral Wells, founder of ConnecTech, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Cookhouse Lab to bring this exciting initiative to our shores. ConnecTech’s principles are rooted in technology, collaboration and innovation. This is an excellent opportunity for Bermuda’s leading industry to come together and initiate change and explore solutions in fintech and insurtech.”

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