Innovation and acceleration
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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. Participating with our program 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 during mentor speed dating; dozens more after
"Demo day" @ Global Insurance Symposium (~600 attendees in 2017)
Additional exposure at industry conferences
Subsidized housing (1 room at Staybridge Suites)
Typical accelerator perks (deals on hosting, marketing tools, etc)
Free food, parking and other miscellaneous perks
Founders need to be in Des Moines during the program, business-related travel is encouraged.


The 2017 program finished April 26th. Applications for the next program, which runs January to April 2018, will open in September.
GIA News and Events

Events & Announcements


Presentations from the Global Insurance Symposium will be online soon.
Members from the GIA portfolio will take the stage at the upcoming IASA annual conference
Pitch to win $25K at the 3rd ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge: Chicago Jul-26, NYC Jun-22, London Sep-05)
Plan to network with GIA companies and employees at InsureTech Connect Oct 3/4 in Las Vegas