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We're hiring!

We're happy to announce that the GIA is seeking a new managing director. Brian Hemesath will remain in his role with the GIA through the 2019 cohort. The new hire will learn/shadow during the 2019 program and take full responsibility of the position starting June 1. At that time, Brian will move into a role focused on supporting the portfolio.

Learn more here.   Apply here.
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 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 take in early-stage insurtech companies who are building
solutions to support the insurance industry.



Equity-based program perks:

$40K seed investment in exchange for 6% equity
Founder-friendly term sheet: common stock, no board seat
1:1 meetings with 100+ insurance-focused mentors during mentor speed dating; dozens more after
"Demo day" @ Global Insurance Symposium (~600 attendees in 2018)
Additional exposure at industry conferences
Subsidized housing (1 room at Staybridge Suites)
Typical accelerator perks (deals on hosting, marketing tools, etc)
Free food and other miscellaneous perks
Key team member(s) need to be in Des Moines during the program, business-related travel is encouraged (program schedule).
Apply now
for the 2019 cohort