Created and supported by the industry. Operated by entrepreneurs.
We get insurance and startups.

Our investors are insurance carriers.

We wouldn't be here without the vision and support of our investors. This group represents the most innovative thinkers in the industry. Contact us to learn how you can be part of our future.


American Equity

Delta Dental of Iowa

EMC Insurance

Farm Bureau Financial Services

Farmers Mutual Hail

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

IMT Insurance Company

Mutual of Omaha


Markel Corporation

Principal





Our mentors are insurance executives.

Our insurance mentors have a deep understanding of insurance and either worked in or currently work in the industry. We have mentors from the following insurance carriers and brokers: AIG, American Equity, Delta Dental of Iowa, EMC, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Farmers Mutual Hail, FBL Financial Group, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, GuideOne Insurance, Holmes Murphy & Associates, The IMT Group, Jewelers Mutual, Merchants Bonding, Mutual of Omaha, Munich Re, Nationwide, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, Patriot National, Principal Financial Group, QBE, RGAx, Swiss Re.

We also keep our portfolio up-to-date with the investment arms of Allianz, American Family Insurance, AXA, Assurant, CSAA, Transamerica, XL Catlin and others (contact us if you were not mentioned and would like to be!).

This list continues to grow as more and more people learn about our program.

Meet our mentors

Learn more about becoming a mentor







The Global Insurance Accelerator was originated by the Greater Des Moines Partnership

Greater Des Moines Partnership
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