Rotterdam, 30 May 2018 – Chubb has become a partner of StartupDelta, who is on a mission to make the Netherlands the best startup ecosystem in Europe. Room for entrepreneurship and support from established companies are essential factors. Chubb will help startups analyse, manage and mitigate their risks. Together with insurance broker Blue Risk it has developed the Startup Risk Advisory Desk, through which it will provide risk advice and tailor-made insurance solutions.
“Startups are indispensable for achieving innovation in the Netherlands: they develop new technologies and business models that can disrupt existing markets and lead to new opportunities,” says Ron Verhulsdonck, Country President at Chubb Benelux. “Of course their main focus is on developing and bringing to market new products, attracting new investors and the right people. They sometimes tend to lose sight of the risks they are facing, like liability or cyber risks. This is where we can come in to help. We like to share our knowledge on risk mitigation so that they can dedicate themselves fully to their entrepreneurship.”
Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at StartupDelta said: “The Netherlands have everything needed to become the best startup ecosystem in Europe, as long as all parties – including established companies – commit themselves to facilitating startups. That is why I am very pleased that Chubb has become a partner of StartupDelta. Their knowledge on the risks companies face, within their own market but also when becoming internationally active, is of great value. Being a startup means showing guts and taking risks. But risks should only be taken deliberately and should be well managed. Only then will you be able to live up to your ambitions and dreams.”
On 31 May, Constantijn will present together with blockchain pioneer and entrepreneur Rutger van Zuidam during the Chubb Benelux Risk Forum, the annual event for risk & insurance managers from the Benelux. During their keynote Constantijn and Rutger will discuss blockchain and the possibilities the technology offers to organisations.
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, Chubb assesses, assumes and manages risk with insight and discipline. It services and pays its claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.chubb.com/nl.
StartupDelta is an independent, not for profit organization founded in 2015, in support of a special envoy for startups. The current special envoy is HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje.
With its unique connection to all layers of government, corporations, and the main innovation hubs in the Netherlands, it has effectively merged the Dutch startup ecosystem into one single connected hub, breaking down barriers and improving access to talent, capital, networks, knowledge, and markets.
StartupDelta and its partners are on a mission to create the best innovation ecosystem in Europe in the Netherlands. Start, grow, and expand your business in this gateway to the rest of Europe.
About Blue Risk
Blue Risk is the first specialised insurance broker in the Netherlands for cybercrime and liability. It was time, we felt. Because the world is becoming more exciting and complicated by the day, with many new opportunities and threats. That’s why Blue Risk was founded. Years of experience linked to the dynamics and drive of a startup. Proactive, enterprising and super personal. https://www.bluerisk.nl