Toronto, Ontario (Sept 25, 2018) – MSA Research Inc. is pleased to announce the nominations for the Wolf Pack – Startup Pitch Competition.  The Wolf Pack competition will take place at the InsurTech North Conference being held October 9 & 10 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Québec.  Top accelerators were asked to nominate their champion for the competition.

MaRS has nominated Dream Payments.  Dream Payments provides cloud payments solutions that enable financial institutions and insurance companies to provide frictionless digital and mobile payment services to their end customers and business clients.  Dream is backed by leading venture and strategic investors, including Real Ventures, Fairfax, and Connecticut Innovations.  The Dream Payments Insurance Hub is a secure digital payments cloud that enables insurers to seamlessly disburse funds digitally to their customers and suppliers.  Combined with Dream’s Claims Payment API, insurance companies can now rapidly deploy capabilities to pay claims digitally and securely into the bank accounts and debit cards of their customers and vendors.

The Global Insurance Accelerator has nominated JAUNTIN’.  JAUNTIN’ is an insurance technology company specializing in risk optimization and operating on a mobile, on-demand platform offering higher margins and lower risk to insurance companies. JAUNTIN’s platform provides an opportunity for insurance companies to jump start participation in the emerging world of insurtech by white-labeling the platform to fit within any company’s trusted brand, while enabling collection of never before available location data on customers, which can be optimized to provide competitive pricing, as well as better risk data. JAUNTIN’ allows users to be completely paperless and to turn insurance on and off with a swipe of the finger on a mobile device screen. JAUNTIN’ makes policy information, contact information and activation of policy functionality easily accessible via mobile device, reduces friction and eliminates much of the complexity involved in the traditionally lengthy, antiquated insurance purchase path.

OneEleven has nominated Maple.  Maple enables timely and convenient access to non-emergency healthcare in a time when the Canadian healthcare system is under tremendous pressure to cope with an aging and growing population. Maple connects patients with physicians through an online, interactive consultation room available on web and mobile. Maple’s platform offers a variety of interaction mediums, including video and live chat, with the ability to send images and other file types to receive a diagnosis or prescription. Maple’s platform is round-the-clock with an average physician response rate of under 2 minutes, the fastest in the industry. Maple’s solution saves patients time in having their needs addressed and creates savings in our healthcare system by reducing avoidable ER and clinic visits.

Communitech has nominated ProNavigator.  ProNavigator is a technology company using artificial intelligence to reinvent the customer experience and drive growth in the insurance industry.

ProNavigator understands insurance; combining both technology and insurance expertise to help insurance brokerages and carriers improve the customer experience, increase sales, retention and productivity.

Holt Fintech Accelerator has nominated QuantumSense.  QuantumSense is an artificial intelligence company founded in Canada and a successful graduate of the first quantum machine learning track of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) program in Toronto. It provides a top semantic search engine that works on the sentence level. This solution goes beyond the simple keyword search by encapsulating the meaning and structure of words in sentences to make efficient comparisons in meaning and search. This gives a much more accurate and faster search for ideas or text passages in documents or archives of any business smoothing the workflow and saving countless hours.

Together with the sentiment analysis this can also be used for fundamental analysis in finance to analyse unstructured data and make better predictions as well as in insurance for to automate and significantly speed up the insurance claims process for your insurance or reinsurance.

The InsurTech North Conference features three components: Expert panel discussions, a two-day Marketplace and a unique Wolf Pack startup competition.  Visit to register or to obtain more information.

InsurTech North runs from October 9-10, 2018 followed by the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC), which runs from October 10-12, 2018.  Both InsurTech North and NICC will take place at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Québec.

About InsurTech North
InsurTech North provides attendees an essential opportunity to connect with forward-thinking experts including insurance company executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, incubators, regulators and advisors. The program is designed to drive insurance technology innovation, opportunity and learning to assist decision makers in the life/health and P&C industries. Visit to register or to obtain more information.

About the National Insurance Conference of Canada
In its 12th year, NICC is the Canadian P&C industry’s pre-eminent conference and leadership forum. Designed for insurance and reinsurance company executives, brokers, regulators, risk managers and industry partners, this senior-level conference addresses many of the diverse and complex issues facing leaders in the Canadian P&C insurance industry.  Visit for registration and complete agenda information.

About MSA Research
Market Security Analysis (MSA) Research Inc. is a Canadian-owned, independent and impartial analytical research firm focused on the Canadian insurance industry.

Founded in 2003, MSA is the dominant provider of financial information relating to Canadian insurers. Its mission is to provide Canada’s insurance professionals with comprehensive financial information, analytical tools and rigorous research on a consistent basis.

MSA reports and software are currently used by more than 90% of Canadian insurers, reinsurers, reinsurance brokers and commercial brokers, all broker associations, all major audit/actuarial firms, equity research and investment banking shops, regulators, governments, third-party administrators, academics and others.


For more information, contact:
Nancy Miller

(416) 368-0777 ext. 34

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