EY Announces Bruce Lucas of Slide Insurance as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Florida Award Finalist

Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Bruce Lucas of Slide Insurance was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Florida Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Lucas was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“It has been a start-up year for the ages, and I am extremely honored to be an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, especially at a time of so much growth and momentum at the company,” said Bruce Lucas, Founder and CEO of Slide Insurance. “Our rapid expansion is good news for homeowners who need better, more stable insurance options. Our unique approach is working and has put us on the most successful growth path I have seen in my career as a serial entrepreneur.”

Based in Tampa, Slide Insurance is a full-stack insurtech focused on leveraging cutting-edge technology, artificial intelligence, and big data to optimize and streamline every part of the insurance process. Lucas founded the company in 2021 with the vision of building Slide to be the most technologically advanced company in the industry.

Lucas’ inclusion as a finalist comes on the heels of a year of strong, strategic growth for the company. In just over a year since its founding, Slide closed a record-breaking $105 million Series A funding round, recruited more than 150 employees, grew to over $600 million in revenue, and is the first, and only, full-stack insuretech to turn a GAAP profit. Tampa Bay Inno honored Slide with a 2022 Fire Award, recognizing its status as one of the leading tech companies in the region. Tampa Bay Business Journal also recognized the company as a 2023 Best Places to Work. Slide has an A, Exceptional, rating by Demotech, Inc. demonstrating its financial stability.

Regional award winners will be announced on June 8th, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.

About Slide

Slide is a full-stack insurtech that makes it easy for modern consumers to choose the right coverage for their unique needs and budgets. Slide’s cutting-edge technology leverages artificial intelligence and big data to hyper-personalize, optimize, and streamline every part of the insurance process. Based in Tampa, FL the company was founded in 2021 by Bruce and Shannon Lucas, insurance insiders with a deep understanding of how technology can be applied to achieve better underwriting outcomes.


Rachel Carr

Chief Marketing Officer, Slide Insurance


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