TalentBridge 2023

TalentBridge 2023

TalentBridge23 is a six-month incubator program focused on supporting a select group of innovative startups, cultivating CT talent and building deep relationships with leading insurance carriers.

We’re proud to announce the launch of TalentBridge23, an incubation program that connects talent, innovation, and opportunity within the Hartford Insurtech community in 2022 and 2023. Nassau Re/Imagine will run a 6-month program sponsored by Nassau, CGI, LTIMindtree, University of Connecticut (UConn), University of Hartford (UHart).

Ten startups working to solve important problems for seniors – their retirement and their health – will be selected.

They will be partnered with mentors from one of the three sponsoring companies, a university faculty advisor, at least one experienced industry advisor, and an investor.

They will also receive support from dedicated interns in the joint UConn/UHart Insurtech program. In addition, they will receive free access to shared workspace at One American Row.

At the end of the 6-month program, the startups will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a select group of Connecticut-affiliated angel investors and VCs for possible funding.

Selection preference will be given to startups focused on important retirement and senior health solutions driven by advanced data analytics, machine learning, and/or risk management.

The program will 1) strengthen ties between local companies and the local universities, 2) spotlight promising emerging insurance talent, 3) strengthen relationships between startups and leading insurance carriers; 4) increase brand awareness of Connecticut as a hub of industry innovation; and 5) create local jobs.

The program will also create an opportunity to foster internal innovation by pairing top leaders of established organizations with founders of great startups. Nassau Re/Imagine will coordinate the recruiting, pairing, and selection of mentors.

For more information, contact Laura Dinan Haber at ldinanhaber@nfg.com.




Nassau is excited to launch TalentBridge23 because we recognize the value and impact of bringing together cutting-edge startups, rising young professionals from local universities, and industry mentors.

Jacqueline Bamman, Chief People Officer, Nassau Financial Group

TalentBridge23 is an exciting opportunity for our team to invest in Hartford as a tech hub. It’s yet another tangible investment we are making in the Hartford community as we continue to spread the word that LTIMindtree is a great place to work for so many reasons. It will enable us to further strengthen our engagement with local universities and colleges, community service outreach programs and other opportunities to showcase LTIMindtree as an employer of choice in Hartford area.

Paula Beaulieu, AVP, Head of Delivery Center, LTIMindtree

UHart’s Barney School of Business has appreciated the opportunity to build first-in-nation InsurTech Venturing coursework in collaboration with UConn School of Business. This has been a critical steppingstone to supporting TalentBridge23 and providing innovative startups with next generation risk management and insurance talent.

Kenneth A. Goroshko, Instructor, Executive In Residence, Risk Management & Insurance,Barney School of Business, University of Hartford

CGI is excited to sponsor the TalentBridge23 program. Since our inception, we are committed to supporting our community and the local companies and talent in CT. We feel strongly that there is no better insurance talent in the world than what we have available in Hartford. Programs such as TalentBridge23 are key to growing the success of CT through providing an incubator for talent, innovation and excellence.

Domenic Luppino, Vice President Consulting Services, CGI

UConn has been a proud supporter of the growing InsurTech industry in Connecticut and is happy to be a part of the team launching TalentBridge23 initiative. It is our hope that through this program students are provided with excellent education and access to a career pipeline into exciting roles in this industry.

Jennifer E. Mathieu, M.Ed., Executive Director, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Abby Levy, Primetime Partners

Andy Lerner, IA Capital

Doug Roth, Connecticut Innovations

Jay Weintraub, Connectiv Holdings

Matt Connolly, Sønr Global

Rick Viton, IA Capital

Rob Swan, Sønr Global

Susan Winkler, Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services

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