After the success of last year’s Summer Bootcamp, we are excited to have you be part of Cookhouse Labs’ next Bootcamp in collaboration with University of Toronto, Dept. Statistical Sciences. This event is a great opportunity for students to innovate with their peers and learn a new methodology that can be part of your resume and skillset for the rest of your career.
Most important, it is an event to support our member organizations in finding a solution to an existing challenge they currently face in their organization.
Join us for unforgettable days of innovation and a final presentation this March 2022 — contact us today to learn more!
Each team will meet with their assigned member before the Bootcamp to learn more about the organization and the details of the internal challenge.
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Bootcamp’? We asked this question to a few peers in our community and the most common answers were: Intense, fast paced, focused, quick, and fun. These words describe just what Cookhouse Labs’ Bootcamp is: A short student project that focuses on one current internal challenge a member is facing in their organization. A team of students will work together using Design Thinking to ideate possible solutions, communicate with the member organization throughout the project duration, and then present the solution to an internal audience from the member organization — all completed within several days, with the support of our innovation experts from Cookhouse Labs.
Over the course of several days, student teams will have an opportunity to collaborate on specific challenges and ideate solutions or test new technologies on their viability. At the end of the two days and the final presentation, participants walk away with the experience of having worked on a real insurance problem, as well as a certificate verifying their participation in the Bootcamp. Members walk away with new connections of young talent and a solution blueprint or a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that they can take back to materialize or further develop within their organizations.
from Wednesday, March 9 to Friday, March 11, 2022
The Bootcamp will be live from 9 AM to 1 PM EDT, with guided Design Thinking methodology and live support from our certified innovation experts.
on Monday, March 14, 2021
The Final Presentation will be live from 10 AM to 11:30 AM EDT. This is a VIP, closed virtual event. Only members will access to working closely with each student team and the team will present their final solution and participate in a live Q&A session with organization members only.
STEP 1: You will receive access to Design Thinking prep material, once you have watched the videos you will be invited to attend a live virtual Q&A session on Design Thinking hosted by our Lead Innovation Coach. We strongly recommend watching the videos and joining the Q&A session to ask any questions you may have about the methodology.
STEP 2: A call with the member organization to learn about them and their challenge. A great time for you to ask questions!
STEP 3: As a team do some research on the topic as we move closer to Day 1 of the Bootcamp
Over the course of several days, you will work alongside peers, receive support from insurance experts (from the member organization), and apply the principles of Design Thinking to tackle the challenge provided. At the end of the project, the whole team will present the final solution to the member organization.
This is a virtual event
“We were lucky to have such great students and energy on our team, beyond our expectations. Even at midnight, they were working on the solution as if it was daytime. Based on the input we received from them, you would have never guessed that they were students!”
General Manager, Life Operations at EFU Life
“Through these exciting events, I have improved my presentation skills, connected with talented students and executives, and found my purpose and career path. I learned how actuaries play a part in making the world better, and I strongly encourage students to participate, as there is no prior experience required, just creative ideas and an open mind.”
Third Year Actuarial Sciences Student at the University of Toronto
“It's one thing to learn the technical side of insurance in school and it's another to be in this massive ecosystem, collaborating and developing innovative solutions with professionals in the industry. I was happy to work alongside with industry experts to see how wild ideas can be incorporated into an actionable plan. I enjoyed that and it was awesome!”
Final Year Actuarial Sciences Student at the University of Toronto
“The big advantage when insurance professionals and students work closely together is diversity, and for us that means creativity and being able to learn from each other. Through these opportunities, I learned how insurance companies operate and how getting involved in more industry events will help shape my future as an actuary.”
First Year Actuarial Sciences Student at the University of Toronto
“Our students did a tremendous job working on a complex challenge. They succeeded in achieving a great outcome with an unknown team in the beginning, all working from different time zones during their semester vacations. We were impressed by how methodologically and tool-based driven they were able to work, and we will pursue the outcome of the challenge within our organization.”
Senior SAP Consultant at Nexontis
Students interested in the insurance industry and interested in Design Thinking. Students who are ready to connect to organizations and showcase their skill to increase their chances of landing internships.
Challenge will be discussed in detail on a Meet and Greet call before Day 1 of the Bootcamp.
This is a virtual event.
Join the Meet and Greet call to connect with your team and learn more about your assigned organization and their challenge. Watch the Design Thinking videos provided and join the Q&A session to ensure you fully understand the methodology. Do light research on the topic before Day 1 of the Bootcamp.
CAD $15 to secure your seat and participation.
We will be hosting a 1-hour Meet and Greet with your team and member organization.
We suggest 2 hours of research before Day 1 of the Bootcamp [this is optional and can be done at your own time as a team]
Participation from March 9-11, 2022, to work on the challenge with your team and have touchpoints with the member organization to answer any questions.
At the end of the project, you will participate in a 1-hour final presentation (March 13, 2022) to showcase your solution to an audience from the member organization.
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2.1. When You Visit our Websites
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5.1. Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information
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To request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information;
To object to processing of your personal information;
To restrict processing of your personal information;
To request portability of your personal information; and
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You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.
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