Innovation and acceleration
for a trillion dollar industry.

Be a part of the insurance industry's accelerator.
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Accelerate your success

The Global Insurance Accelerator is a mentor-driven business accelerator designed to foster innovation in the insurance industry by supporting startups targeting the global insurance industry.

Startups: this is not your typical accelerator. Our investors are insurance carriers, our mentors are primarily insurance executives. The decisions to participate with us is a highly strategic decision to find product-market fit and do customer discovery faster than you could ever do on your own.



We take in early-stage companies who are building
solutions to support the insurance industry.



What's in it for you?

$40K seed investment in exchange for 6% equity
Founder-friendly term sheet: common stock, no board seat
1:1 meetings with ~80 insurance-focused mentors
"Demo day" @ Global Insurance Symposium (> 500 attendees in 2016)
Additional exposure at industry conferences via new partnerships
Typical accelerator perks (hosting, marketing tools, etc)
Roughly 90% of housing costs covered
Free gym membership, food, parking and other miscellaneous perks

The 2017 program runs Tuesday January 17th through April 26th. Founders need to be in Des Moines during the program, business-related travel is encouraged.
GIA News and Events

Events & Announcements


Save the date: 2017 Cohort Welcome Reception set for January 20th
Oct-05: GIA Expands with Support from Two New Insurer Investors