Innovation and acceleration
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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 and other miscellaneous perks
Founders need to be in Des Moines during the program, business-related travel is encouraged.


Applications for the 2018 cohort are officially closed.
Applications for InsurTech Week will open in June, please set a reminder in your calendar.
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Allstate joins Global Insurance Accelerator
GIA welcomes SFM to latest group of investors
W. R. Berkley Corporation named GIA investor