As an extension of the InsurTech program launched in partnership with the pioneering companies of the insurance market, İTÜ Çekirdek Incubation Center gathered entrepreneurs who wish to get to know the insurance market better and seize opportunities at the event called “Open Insurance: Partnership Opportunities For Entrepreneurs in the Insurance Market”. Broadcast live on İTÜ ÇEKİRDEK YouTube Channel on 4 June 2020, the event was managed interactively by Kaan Toker, CIO of Allianz Turkey, and Hümeyra Boztunç, Head of Innovation Office at Allianz Turkey.
Several events are progressing uninterruptedly within the scope of İTÜ ARI Çekirdek InsurtTech Program, which was launched by İTÜ ARI Teknokent and leading companies of insurance market including Agito, Aksigorta, Allianz Türkiye, AvivaSA, Eureko Sigorta, Güneş Sigorta, HDI Sigorta, Sigorta Cini and Vakıf Emeklilik with the aim of supporting entrepreneurs who develop technologies that touch our lives. As a part of the event series, “Open Insurance: Partnership Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in the Insurance Market” was organized live on 4 June 2020 over İTÜ Çekirdek YouTube channel. During the event, Allianz Turkey addressed the entrepreneurs who have developed solutions for the insurance market. Kaan Toker, CIO of Allianz Turkey, attended the organization and told the participants that open insurance applications would shape the future, and Allianz had works in progress that would increase and simplify opportunities for Allianz to partner with startups, therefore improving the entrepreneurship ecosystem and inspiring the market.
Hümeyra Boztunç, Head of Innovation Office at Allianz Turkey, who spoke during the organization, stated that startup partnerships were a part of Allianz’s innovation strategy. She also shared information on their In-house Entrepreneurship Program that they position as open innovation within the company and other opportunities. She called for cooperation with entrepreneurs that have value propositions in line with the new world order with the aim of providing excellent customer experience and business efficiency.
During the program, Toker and Boztunç also answered the questions of participants about partnership opportunities.
1 million TL prize
Led by İTÜ ARI Teknokent, pioneering companies of the insurance market including Agito, Aksigorta, Allianz, AvivaSA, Eureko Sigorta, Güneş Sigorta, HDI Sigorta, Sigorta Cini and Vakıf Emeklilik combined their strengths and launched İTÜ Çekirdek InsurTech Program. The program is waiting for the entrepreneurs who believe they will add value to the insurance market and believe that they will develop technologies of the future. In addition to several support packages offered within the scope of the program, the entrepreneurs will also be provided access to the market, and successful entrepreneurs will be awarded with a total of 1 million TL as lifeline.