FinTech Five for Friday 22.03.2019

March 22 2019



Person of the Week:

Chris Bayley, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Cover Genius

Chris is the Co-Founder of Cover Genius, one of the fastest growing insurtech startups globally. He spent 3.5 years as CEO growing gross premiums beyond $100 million per annum. Cover Genius is an Aussie success story and is on course to becoming Fintechs next Unicorn.

Cover Genius has been gaining recognition over the last year gaining a number of accolades.

- ANZIIF Insurtech of the Year 2018

- Smart Companies fastest growing company 

- KPMG’s FinTech global top 100 

- Insurance Innovator of the Year at Australia’s Fintech Business Awards.


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Company of the Week : Girl Geek Academy

Girl Geek Academy is dedicated to boosting the number of women leading successful careers in STEM fields. They do this by working with companies, schools, parents and governments to improve their capacity to support women at all stages of the talent pipeline – from school-age girls through to women in senior technology leadership roles.

They work with some of the best people in the industry, both men and women, to build programs that will increase the number of women working in STEM fields. Their key programs include #MissMakesCode, which presents technology and coding to girls from the age of five in a fun format; our all-women hackathon #SheHacks; and our all-women game jam #SheHacksGames, which sees us assemble teams of women with complementary skills and mentor them to build a product – be it a video game, a mobile app or online marketplace. This is why we think they are a great company of the week!


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Event of the Week:

Meet the challenger banks - Fireside chat with Up Banking Co-Founder Dom Pym

FinTech Queenslands first instalment of meet the challenger banks, they are hosting a fireside chat with UP co-founder Dom Pym.

UP Banking is one of Australia's new cohort of digital challenger banks. Within 4 months of launching UP reached a huge milestone of +30K customers with +50K new accounts opened.

For information on the event next Thursday 28 March, click here:


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Worth a read: The 5-Hour Rule That Billionaires And CEO's Use To Get Ahead

Most successful people in life stick to a crucial '5-hour rule.' This rule dictates that if one wishes to be performing at their peak, they must set aside at least five hours a week of dedicated, focused practice. To find out more about the 3 areas of practice, check out The 5-Hour Rule That Billionaires And CEO's Use To Get Ahead







Quote of the Week:

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

Golda Meir



Have a great weekend!