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Global Insurance Accelerator Announces New Funding Structure for Future Cohorts

Learn more about this exciting news here.
Applications for the 2020 Program are now open, apply here.
Our investors are insurance companies.
Our mentors are insurance executives.

Be a part of the insurance industry's accelerator.

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 time on stage at the Global Insurance Symposium with hundreds industry executives in attendance.

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.

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The Deal

Program Phases

Phase 1

January 14th - February 7th
- Onboarding
- Advisor Meetings
- Mentor Meetings: 75+ insurance focused mentors
- January 29th: Welcome Reception

Phase 2

February 10th - March 6th
- Mentor Matching (currated matches, 1:1 meetings begin)
- Workshops and Panels
- Insurance CEO & InsurTech Founder Talks

Phase 3

March 9th - April 22nd
- Pitch Practice
- 1:1 Mentor Meetings Continued
- Workshops and Panels
- March 11th: GIA Social
- April 22nd: Presentations at the Global Insurance Symposium

Apply now
for the 2020 cohort
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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.