Startup Grind - Bold Penguins Take on Insurance

Tonight, I checked out Startup Grind Columbus that was held at Rev1 Ventures. Ilya Bodner, Founder & CEO of Bold Penguin was the featured speaker. He shared his experiences as an entrepreneur and insights to growing his current company. He said that when he begins with an idea and starts a company, he has a specific product in mind and he’s driven to achieve the outcome that he’s imagined. He knows what it should look like.

Here’s a bit more about Ilya from the Startup Grind website:

Ilya Bodner didn’t get into the insurance business because he found it particularly sexy, or exciting...or even because he Loved It. (After all, it’s insurance) He got into it because he wanted to fundamentally change how it works from the inside out. And little by little, he and the “penguins” are making it happen. The focus of their startup is to significantly reduce the friction in the commercial insurance experience—a mission that, unsurprisingly, no one seems to argue with.

Ryan Frederick (L) and Ilya Bodner at tonight’s Startup Grind.

Ryan Frederick (L) and Ilya Bodner at tonight’s Startup Grind.