Canadian insurance company Sun Life Financial* has partnered with Plug and Play Tech Center, a U.S.-based global technology accelerator that connects top starups from around the world to corporations and investors.
Plug and Play runs 12 week industry-specific programs throughout the year and connects a select group of startups from around the world with its corporate partners. As part of the insurance vertical program, Sun Life Financial, along with other financial institutions, will work with startups by providing mentorship and business development support to help them develop a working prototype.
Sun Life Financial will be focusing on the areas of Insurance, Health, IoT (Internet of Things), Media & Mobile and Fintech & Security, with leaders from different streams participating.
The program is slated to begin at the end of August and, at the end of the 12 weeks, the startups pitch their ideas to investors and insurance executives at Plug and Play’s EXPO.
*Led by Dean Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.