Digital: Expect The Unexpected: An Intimate Panel on Emergency Preparedness in Partnership with Goodcover

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Event Title: Six Degrees Society Digital Presents Expect The Unexpected: An Intimate Panel on Emergency Preparedness in Partnership with Goodcover

What's Happening:
The Bay Area, LA and NYC are beautiful places to call home. However  all of them are filled with natural disasters like fire, earthquakes, hurricanes and pandemics. You never know when something will happen and how you will be prepared to handle them. I mean, who was ready for the pandemic. If you were... you were alone!  For example, in 2019 Six Degrees Society Founder, Emily Merrell, found out that lightening does in fact strike twice. Her SF based apartment burned down in a freak accident and her October nuptials were evacuated due to the Kincaid fires in Sonoma.

As the #1 advocate for all things insurance and now disaster preparedness, Emily and Six Degrees Society are partnering up with California based rental insurance Goodcover to put together a panel on disaster prepardeness and how to navigate those monthly insurance payments that can save you top dollar if something does happen. The panelists include Chris Lotz, co-founder of Goodcover, Kate Ellis-Hill, founder of The Disaster Gal, and Kate Stillwell, founder of Jumpstart to discuss making a plan, what to do in disaster and how to navigate the world of insurance.

Who is this event for? This is for someone that is interested in signing up for renters insurance like a pro, being a pro at having a plan b and devising a plan for when things happen.

Curated Networking:
Prior to the programming we will kick off the evening with curated networking and meet one guest that is handpicked for you to meet for 15 minutes based on the bio you fill out. Please fill out this form with your bio here before the event.

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
9:30-11:30 am PST/ 12:30-2:30pm EST

Virtual via Zoom, link sent morning of

$25 for single ticket
FREE for Six Degrees Society members

About Chris Lotz, Co-Founder- Goodcover:
Chris has spent a decade in the insurance business working in New York, Singapore, Australia, and San Francisco. At AIG he worked on setting up high net worth personal insurance for clients all around the world. Chris is an insurance nerd who’s passionate about making insurance work better and be accessible for all.
Chris & his co-founder Dan are YC mentors who help other entrepreneurs around building a business while raising a young family -- Dan has 3 kids, and Chris has 2 with another one on the way, all under the age of four.

About Kate Ellis- Hill, Founder of The Disaster Gal:
Kate is an account director at Twitter and the founder of The Disaster Gal, which provides emergency preparedness kits, workshops, and education. She is a Colorado native who moved to San Francisco 7 years ago, and overcame her terror of earthquakes by taking FEMA's NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Team) program. Kate is focused on taking the intimidation factor out of disaster planning, and believes that being prepared is being empowered.

About Kate Stillwell, Founder & CEO- Jumpstart:
Kate Stillwell has spent her career building earthquake resilience. As a licensed Structural Engineer, she practiced actively for 10 years and is a Past President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Jumpstart, which builds financial resilience with a revolutionary approach to disaster insurance. Previously Kate co-founded the US Resiliency Council and the Global Earthquake Model Foundation. She lives with her family in Oakland, less than a quarter mile from the Hayward fault.

About Goodcover:
Goodcover’s mission is to build a community of members enjoying financial peace of mind at the lowest possible cost. Our first service offering is better Renters Insurance at half the cost of legacy providers.

Cancellation Policy: We have a 12 hour cancellation policy for our events. Please cancel directly in the app, otherwise you will not receive a refund. For members, please note that a no-show or cancellation (less than 12 hours before an event) will result in being charged a $12 fee. Remember, last-minute cancellations effect the people you're matched with – we appreciate your cooperation to ensure everyone has the best experience possible!


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