Your Tech Startup Needs a Barbed Wire Fence [Events]

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Lunch and Learn Series with Creechurch International Underwriters

If you operate a technology based business, you certainly won't want to miss this!

Whether you are working on an idea, currently operating a business, growing your business or working through clinical trials, at some point you are going to need more money. Before any serious investor will even take a look at your business venture, they will want to see what steps you have taken to protect yourself, your business and their stake in the company (if they choose to invest).

Smart companies protect their research, attract investors, and secure the best board members through appropriate risk management.

That is where we come in.

Your Tech Startup Needs a Barbed Wire Fence

We understand that insurance isn't all that exciting, but it can be... if it means the difference of securing the financing that will allow you to take your business to the next level!

With all that said...

First Foundation Insurance is very excited to partner with Creechurch International Underwriters to host a lunch and learn series called "Your Tech Startup Needs a Barbed Wire Fence". Phil Baker, President of Creechurch will be flying in from Toronto to present on the following:

  • How to protect your research
  • How to attract investors
  • How to attract and best board members through appropriate risk management
  • Errors & omissions insurance
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance
  • Creechurch insurance products including: MediaTech Liability, Cyber & Privacy Insurance, Management Liability, Life Sciences Liability & Professional Liability

Advanced Technology Centre May 21st 2014

You are invited to join us at the Advanced Technology Center on Wednesday May 21st 2014 for lunch at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. Phil will be available to answer questions. For more information on this event, check out the event page. Advanced Technology Centre: Lunch & Learn: "Your Tech Startup Needs a Barbed Wire Fence".

Alberta Technology Center

TEC Edmonton May 20th 2014

Consider yourself formally invited to join us on Tuesday May 20th 2014 for lunch at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. Phil would love to answer all your questions after the presentation! For more information on this event, check out the event page. TEC Edmonton: Lunch & Learn "Your Tech Startup Needs a Barbed Wire Fence".

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Now, if you neither of these event times work for you, but you would still be interested in hearing Phil's presentation and asking him a few questions, feel free to contact me as we might be able to arrange something.

So who is Phil Baker?

Phil Baker Profile PicturePhil Baker is the President and a board member of Creechurch International Underwriters, a leading specialty insurance underwriting firm focusing on emerging technology firms and knowledge based businesses. Phil oversees the day-to-day operations of Creechurch including underwriting, strategic initiatives and business development.

Phil joined Creechurch in 1997 as its first underwriter and rejoined in 2010 following several years as a senior executive with another multinational insurer. Phil has underwritten most types of specialty insurance including errors & omissions, directors’ and officers’ liability, fidelity insurance and kidnap and ransom insurance.

Phil has twenty years’ experience underwriting specialty and commercial insurance. He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) and he participates in industry seminars and conferences throughout Canada. Phil holds an honours BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Creechurch International Underwriters was founded in 1996 and is one of the leading underwriting management companies in Canada, offering specialized insurance to a wide spectrum of business sectors. Part of a large global insurance and reinsurance organization with 60 offices on four continents Creechurch underwrites exclusively on behalf of large A rated multinational insurers. Creechurch products include MediaTech Liability, Cyber & Privacy Insurance, Management Liability, Life Sciences Liability, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, CGL and Umbrella Liability, Fidelity and Property Insurance.


Kathy Anders is the Commercial Lines Managing Partner at First Foundation Insurance. Kathy also enjoys volunteering her time and investing in her community!

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