Our investors are insurance companies.
Our mentors are insurance executives.

Be a part of the insurance industry's accelerator.
Important Dates
InsurTech Week 2020
April 22, 2020 Applications Open
July 22, 2020 Application Close
October 12 - 16, 2020 InsurTech Week in Des Moines, IA
2021 Accelerator Program
August 1, 2020 Applications Open
October 19, 2020 Applications Close
January 19 2021 Accelerator Starts
April 27, 2021 Final Presentations

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.

We take in early-stage companies who are building solutions that support the insurance industry. We provide seed funding, networking with our mentors, a desk in our beautiful office in Des Moines, 100-days of on-site support and a final presentation online to a large audience of insurance professionals.

This is not your typical accelerator. Our investors are insurance carriers, our mentors are primarily insurance executives. Startups participating in our program find product-market fit and do customer discovery faster than they could ever do at any other accelerator. We are a strategic partner.

Apply now for the 2021 cohort
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The Deal

Program Phases in 2021 (subject to change)

Phase 1

Tuesday, January 19th - Friday February 12th
- Onboarding
- Advisor Meetings
- Mentor Meetings: 75+ insurance focused mentors
- February 3rd: Welcome Reception

Phase 2

Monday, February 15 - Friday, March 12
- Mentor Matching (currated matches, 1:1 meetings begin)
- Workshops and Panels
- Insurance CEO & InsurTech Founder Talks
- March 10th: GIA Social

Phase 3

Monday, March 15 - Wednesday, April 28
- Pitch Practice
- 1:1 Mentor Meetings Continued
- Workshops and Panels
- April 27nd: Final Presentations

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Key issues

We look for startups who are attempting to solve key issues in non-competitive areas such as: fraud, security, risk management, distribution, data/sharing/security, reporting, regulation, device monitoring, actuarial, quoting and more.
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Diverse group of investors

The GIA has several insurance companies who directly support the program through an investment of money, time and access. The GIA is truly unique to have multiple industry benefactors.
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Incredible mentors

Our mentors are the backbone of our program. We give our portfolio companies 1:1 time with the mentors in a speed-dating style setup at the beginning of the program. This gives the startup an entire rolodex of professionals who are engaged and ready to help the company.
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Customer and investor ready

Our program asseses each company against 10 areas and works to strengthen areas of weakness. They are: Team, Problem Being Solved, Product, Marketing, Sales & Distribution, Business Model, Financial Model, Execution Plan, Legal, Support Model.
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Exposure and promotion

In addition to access to dozens of insurance companies through our investors and mentors, the program is capped with time on stage at the Global Insurance Symposium. This puts the portfolio company in front of hundreds of insurance executives to demonstrate their product.