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Natalie Ho

Natalie Ho
Head of Marketing at LOGiQ3 Group and Toronto's First #InsurTech Innovation Lab, Cookhouse Lab.

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Cookhouse Lab to Launch Pop-Up in Bermuda: Insurance, Technology and Innovation Collide

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2018 11:45:35 AM / by Natalie Ho posted in Pop-Up Lab, news

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Toronto Based Insurance Innovation Lab Gears Up to Debut in Bermuda to Tackle Regional Insurance Challenges

Based in Toronto, Cookhouse Lab is 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. 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.

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[SERIES] Inside Cookhouse Lab - We Exist to Embrace Insurance Disruption Together

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2018 9:15:15 AM / by Natalie Ho

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Don’t Wait for Disruption

According to the CB Insights Quarterly InsurTech Briefing published in January 2018, a recent innovation survey revealed that 75% of 600 (re)insurance respondents believe their company is “moderately” or “extremely” at-risk of disruption. Nearly 72% of the allocated resources focused on incremental technologies (and not disruptive) and almost half of these (re)insurers described their innovation philosophy as ‘ad-hoc’.

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May Innovation Projects: Delays in APS and Blockchain

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 11:56:17 AM / by Natalie Ho posted in innovation project progress

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We ended April on a strong note with the wrap up of our first innovation project - Insurance Loyalty & Rewards. We obviously had to keep up with the strong momentum and therefore kicked off two new innovation projects in May. 

If you've not had the chance to experience what Cookhouse Lab has to offer, each innovation project (various sprints) is facilitated by one of our our in-house Innovation Chefs utilizing our unique Innovation Methodology that combines lean innovation, design thinking, and a robust insurance/insurtech ecosystem.

I took the opportunity to ask Jason Yu and Rhiannon Snell to share a glimpse of our two new projects -Delays in Attending Physician Statements (at time of Underwriting) and Blockchain & Insurance

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Featured InsurTech: Drop | Derrick Fung, CEO

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 2:48:08 PM / by Natalie Ho posted in startups

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During Cookhouse Lab’s Opening Innovation Day, our partner, Highline BETA curated six talented startup companies to participate in our first of many InsurTech startup challenges. Drop, a free loyalty and rewards app, which gives consumers of all lifestyles the ability to accumulate points and redeem rewards with debit and credit cards, was awarded as our first challenge winner! 

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Cookhouse Lab Reveals New Members and Collaborators

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Natalie Ho posted in news

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Impressive lineup of insurers, reinsurers, and collaborators join newly launched Insurance Innovation Lab to design and co-create.  

(Toronto, ON) February 15, 2017 —Cookhouse Lab, the only insurance focused open innovation lab opened its doors on February 1. Today, Cookhouse Lab is pleased to announce the official client roster of companies joining as members and collaborators beginning February 2017.

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KPMG in Canada Joins Cookhouse Lab in Driving the Acceleration of Insurance Innovation in Canada

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 3:40:04 PM / by Natalie Ho posted in news

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We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration with KPMG in Canada today!

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Recap: Innovation Day at Cookhouse Lab

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 2:11:50 PM / by Natalie Ho posted in news

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On February 1, 2017, we opened the doors to InsurTech’s newest home for open collaboration and innovation. Our Grand Opening, Innovation Day, invited guests to explore the lab, network with industry professionals and hear from experts on various aspects of InsurTech, innovation, and collaboration. Below I’m giving you a rundown of the afternoon festivities. (If you missed the morning recap, check it out here).

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Cookhouse Lab Opens its Doors in Toronto

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 2:15:13 PM / by Natalie Ho posted in news

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This morning, Cookhouse Lab proudly opened its doors in Toronto. The unique space built for open collaboration was buzzing with excitement as the lab chefs prepared to kick off Innovation Day. The crowd joining us today includes reinsurance and insurance experts, financial service professionals, academics and entrepreneurs from local and global communities. Get a taste of this morning’s activities below!

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Cookhouse Lab Partners with Highline BETA at ResolveTO's Corporate-Startup Innovation Zone

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2017 10:25:14 AM / by Natalie Ho posted in insurtech, startups, partnerships

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As part of the exciting ResolveTO program (Jan 25-27, 2017), Cookhouse Lab is partnering with Highline BETA to host the Insurtech/Fintech segment of the Corporate-Startup Innovation Zone taking place on Thursday, January 26 from 1-5 pm. 

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Cookhouse Lab Launches in Toronto: Insurance, Technology, and Innovation Collide

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Natalie Ho posted in news

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Newly-Created Insurance Innovation Space gears up for February 1, 2017 Grand Opening Innovation Day

(Toronto, ON) January 12, 2017 — Cookhouse Lab, the first insurance focused open innovation lab announced today their official grand opening is scheduled for February 1, 2017. Located in downtown Toronto, the Lab is central to the home of many global Life and P & C insurance and reinsurance companies. It invites insurers, reinsurers, technologists, academics, and entrepreneurs to collectively join forces and accelerate the insurance innovation landscape by adopting an open collaborative approach.

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