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Hiscox Announces $10,000 “MyStartUpStory” Contest

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Small businesses, entrepreneurs and consultants can win $10,000 and other valuable prizes for sharing their start-up story

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hiscox, the first company offering US small businesses the ability to obtain quotes and buy small business insurance online and in real-time, is looking for entrepreneurs, consultants and other small business owners to share their start-up stories and advice for a chance to win $10,000 and other prizes. The Hiscox “MyStartUpStory” Contest will run through November 7, 2011 and is open to all US small business owners(1) on the Hiscox Small Business Insurance Facebook page.

Entrants need to submit a two-to-five minute video or a written summary of up to 500 words describing their startup story and small business advice for a chance to win. All submissions will be featured on the Hiscox Small Business Insurance Facebook page during the contest. Small business owners can find inspiration from the start-up stories of leading entrepreneurs like Pete Cashmore (Mashable), David Karp (Tumblr) and others available on the Hiscox Facebook page.

“Hiscox is here to help small businesses manage their risks, and the MyStartUp Story contest is an opportunity to share their advice and win $10,000 and other tools for their small business,” said Kevin Kerridge, small business expert for Hiscox. “Through the MyStartUp Story contest, we want to hear what motivates small business owners, the challenges they’ve faced and their advice for others. We look forward to supporting the start-up with the most compelling story.”

Hiscox’s MyStartUpStory prizes :

Grand Prize

A $10,000 cash prize to help make your business a success.

2nd Prize

Pick three items from the Hiscox Professional Development Supply Closet. This features business essentials including an iPad, a printer/copier/scanner, a paper shredder, an office chair, computer software, and other helpful tools.

3rd Prize

Select free admission to a small business conference or workshop from our list of events.

For official rules and contest and prize details, or to submit an entry, visit the “MyStartUpStory” contest tab on Hiscox’s Facebook page before November 7, 2011.

Designed specifically for the small business and home-office market, Hiscox small business professional liability insurance coverage (errors and omissions insurance) is customized for a range of knowledge-based professions including IT, management consulting, business consulting and marketing. Hiscox offers professional liability insurance quotes direct and online in real-time along with other liability insurance products such as general liability insurance and business owners policies.

Hiscox’s licensed insurance advisors are solely focused on helping small businesses with their insurance needs. Hiscox’s online offering is backed by experienced, licensed advisors based at the Hiscox Small Business Insurance Customer Service Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

To learn more about Hiscox Small Business Insurance, visit or speak with a Hiscox licensed advisor at (888) 202-3007 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST). Hiscox is also now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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About Hiscox Small Business Insurance

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Hiscox is the first company in the U.S. to offer insurance for professional services businesses with 10 employees or less direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner’s insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found at:

Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox’s syndicates at Lloyd’s, London.

(1) Hiscox employees and their families are not eligible for the contest.


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