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Global Insurance Symposium Announcement

The Global Insurance Symposium has been canceled for 2020. The GIA is hosting a virtual pitch event on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 3:30-5:00 pm CST for the 2020 cohort companies. If you are interested in joining the event, please complete this interest form and we'll update you with the event URL and schedule of events.

Please also refer back to the GIA website for additional information.

Read more on our blog about the GIA's 2020 Program plan going forward.
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The Global Insurance Accelerator is a mentor-driven business accelerator designed to foster innovation in the insurance industry by supporting insurtech 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 work with early-stage insurtech companies who are building
solutions to support the insurance industry. We operate an equity program in the spring and a non-equity program in the fall.



Equity-based program perks:

  • Investment with founder-friendly terms: $75k in the form of a post-money SAFE that converts to 5% of the company; no board seat
  • Currated meetings with 75+ insurance-focused mentors in program; dozens more after
  • Final presentations online via Zoom
  • Additional exposure at industry conferences
  • One-bedroom, residential-style suite at the Staybridge Suites, with amenities including daily breakfast, nightly dinner, gym, pool, and laundry (104 nights / 2-minute walk from GIA / housing covered by investment)
  • Office space for your entire team
  • Typical accelerator perks (deals on hosting, marketing tools, etc)
  • Stocked fridge at the GIA office
  • Founders need to be in Des Moines during the program, business-related travel is supported (program schedule)