Connecting great InsurTech companies
with great insurance leaders.

InsurTech Week is an opportunity for InsurTech companies at every stage to engage with investors and insurance professionals in Des Moines.

Global Insurance Accelerator : InsurTech Week

InsurTech Week is an opportunity for the insurance industry to participate in a number of innovation activities with the Global Insurance Accelerator. The activities include innovation presentations, co-working, networking, education and match-making for pilots and capital raises. The GIA's investors select a group of early/growth-stage companies to highlight the week. These selected companies take advantage of promotional, co-working and networking opportunities as well as subsidized hotel costs.

InsurTech Week differs from the traditional GIA Accelerator Program in that there is no equity exchange and no residency requirement, making participation possible for entrepreneurs at every stage.

InsurTech Week is open to the public. The activities are designed to connect professionals with innovative companies through one-on-one meetings, presentations and networking activities.

⚀   Who are the featured companies?

The GIA is featuring the following 16 companies for InsurTech Week. Attendees will hear from each company at Wednesday afternoon's presentation and have opportunities to schedule 1:1 time to learn more about their innovative solutions.
Album Health
[Des Moines, IA]
Aaron Quinn, Chief Health Officer
Care Bridge International
[Lakewood Ranch, FL]
Deborah Watkins, CEO
[Olathe, KS]
Aaron Sims, President
Edmund Insurance
[Brisbane, Australia]
Chirstopher Lynam, Founder
everyday life
[Boston, MA]
Jake Tamarkin, Co-founder & CEO
[Los Angeles, CA]
Stephen Kane, Founder + CEO
FilingMate, Inc.
[Boston, MA]
Scott Soderstrom, CEO
Flamingo AI
[NYC & Sydney]
Catriona Wallace, CEO & Founder
[New York City, NY]
Leopoldo Benavides, Founder
[San Ramon, CA]
Natalia Alexeeva, CEO
[Largo, MD]
Terrell Sheppard, President
Luminant Analytics
[Basel, Switzerland]
Renu Joseph, CEO
Pensio Inc.
[New York City, NY]
Milan Suri, CEO
[Raleigh, NC]
Sudha Meghan, CEO
Sunrise COLAB
[San Juan, PR]
Luigi Gonzalez, Co-Founder
UrbanStat, Inc.
Anil Celik, CEO

⚀   Who should attend?

Insurance professionals, regulators, Seed and Series A investors, insurtech leaders and other professionals with expertise in finance and technology will benefit from attending.

Within insurance, since the Insurtech companies invited to participate in InsurTech Week cross the spectrum of functionality/solution and lines of business, everyone from actuaries and underwriters to IT managers and innovation leaders are welcome. Past insurtech companies have demonstrated solutions for a wide range of insurance lines.

InsurTech Week is open to the public. So if you didn't fall into one of the mentioned categories, but would like to attend, please join us.

⚀   2018 schedule + Registration Links

InsurTech Week 2018 runs October 22-26. The activities below will be updated with registration links, locations and other important details as they are firmed up. Until then, you can use the details below to book your travel.

All Week | October 22-26
Register with the Brella networking app to set 1:1 meetings with other attendees. Click here to get started:
CODE: insurtechweek2018
Brella is reserved for those attending in person. Please register/participate only if you will be in Des Moines.

Monday | October 22
The selected companies are encouraged to arrive no later than early afternoon. GIA investors and mentors will be provided a networking schedule which includes time on Monday.
The GIA will host a private reception in the evening for the selected companies to get to know one another.
No public activities are planned.

Tuesday | October 23
Join us for educational sessions for both startups and insurance companies. While some sessions are focused on a particular audience, both sides of the table (startups/corporate) are encouraged to attend any session.
Review sessions and register

Note: space is limited. Selected companies are given priority as one of the benefits of being selected. However, all startups are encouraged to participate as space allows.

Wednesday | October 24
Presentations: the general public is invited to participate in an afternoon session (2:30 - 5:30) which will give the audience overviews of the respective companies selected to participate. This is not a pitch competition, it will be an interview style presentation with breaks designed to encourage connections. The schedule of companies will be released closer to the event.
Social: the general public is invited to get social from 6-8p. This is a networking event with food and drink provided.
Mentor Reception: GIA Mentors will be receiving an invitation to a mentor-exclusive breakfast Wednesday morning. Details will be in your inbox before August 31st.


Thursday | October 25
VC and CVC Office Hours: Insurtech Week selected companies, along with other invited startups, will be provided access to office-hours with venture capital firms and corporate venture arms who are making Seed and Series A investments.
No public activities are planned.

Friday | October 26
Selected companies are encouraged to schedule meetings through today - the office will remain available for networking and co-working.
No public activities are planned.

⚀   I'm sold. What days should I book travel?

For startups, you are welcome to register for the Tuesday education sessions when they open. If you can secure a spot, you will need to be in Des Moines Tuesday morning. If your schedule allows, stay through to Thursday afternoon to maximize your networking opportunities.

For VCs and CVCs, we would love to see you arrive Wednesday morning and stay through to Thursday afternoon or evening. We will be inviting VCs and CVCs investing in Insurtech companies to set up office hours on THURSDAY. Contact us if you would like to participate.

For everyone else, the best travel dates would be to arrive in Des Moines Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning and stay through Thursday morning.

Our office (map link) is near lots of hotels.

⚀   What companies were selected for previous events?

Companies that joined us in previous years can be reviewed here.

Attending? Register with the Brella networking app to set 1:1 meetings.
Click here to get started:
CODE: insurtechweek2018

Please note: Brella is reserved for those attending in person.
Please register/participate only if you will be in Des Moines.