Startupbootcamp InsurTech London

We Help Turn Your New Venture into a High-Growth Business

Are you a high potential and driven early stage startup? Do you know how best to leverage the most relevant innovative technology advancements of today to drive value creation? Are you interested by property, vehicle, travel, health, life and pension as well as new or more complex forms of insurance?

Today, the insurance market is going through a massive transformation triggered by new customer demands and expectations, the ubiquity of digital technologies, permanent social engagements, and the need to innovate. It is easier and cheaper today to set up a lean business. And with current legacy constraints, no insurer can afford to ignore current market dynamics.

Startupbootcamp InsurTech is the first truly global insurance accelerator working alongside a large portfolio of leading insurance players to foster disruptive and collaborative insurance innovation from early stage startups. Each year, we select the 10 most promising insurance technology startups from around the world and help them grow.

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As a startup, you get:

Direct access to a number of program partners that are committed to help your business succeed

Extensive support and advice from 100s of entrepreneurs, program alumni, and hand-picked mentors

Exposure to over 200 angel investors and venture capital firms that are part of the Startupbootcamp investor network as you enter the program

The ability to test and refine your proposition in a safe environment and employ the cutting-edge growth techniques used by the most successful startups in the world

Plus much more, including free office space in the heart of the City of London–walking distance from a large pool of renowned insurers–for 3 months and an additional month to help finalize things.

Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s three-month accelerator program harnesses years of cumulative experience to guide your company’s development through hands-on sessions, workshops, and masterclasses with some of the brightest business and expert minds within the digital economy. One of the core values we bring to you is our relationships with a network of 100s of practitioners located all around the world and supporting other programs within our portfolio.

Our Partners

Our partners include over 26 major insurance brands, such as Admiral, Allianz, Confused.com, ERGO, Exponential Ventures, HDI, Intesa Sanpaolo, Lloyds Banking Group, L’olivier, LV=, Metropolitan, MJ Hudson, MMI Holdings, Momentum, Munich Re, Old Mutual, PwC, Route66 Ventures, Scottish Widows, Swiss Re, Talanx, The Admiral Group, Tryg, UnipolSai, XL Catlin, and Zurich.

All are available during the program, on the phone, or onsite to help you refine propositions and use cases the insurance industry is crying out for.

Why We Exist

InsurTech is the most dynamic part of the FinTech industry. The global insurance market is going through unprecedented change. Constrained by their siloed cultures, major insurance corporations are looking to better connect with customers and explore the transformative potential of the latest technology trends. They can’t do it alone — they need your help.

From blockchain to drones, data analysis to crowdfunded insurance, Internet of Things to genome technology to wearables…where there’s an exciting new technology, there’s a way it can revolutionize insurance — with huge potential benefits for the industry, startups, and society.

Perfect Your Pitch & Get Traction

After three months of acceleration, you’ll present to 500+ investors, mentors, partners, and media during Demo Day. You get invaluable pitch training and support from the best in the industry so you can present with confidence, and this starts on Selection Days.

Startupbootcamp Alumni

Post acceleration, the support doesn’t end. We continue to create opportunities for you to speak at insurance-related events and connect you to a growing network of industry experts, mentors, investors, and other startups even after you are done.

Find out more about two of our alumni here:

Insly – Raised €1 Million

Buzzmove – Raised £6 Million

Get in Touch

Get in touch with us at InsurTechLDN@startupbootcamp.org or tweet us @sbcInsurTech.

Key Focus Areas

Blockchain

AI / Machine Learning

IoT / IoE / Wearables

Drones / Robotics

Cybersecurity

Data Analytics & Big Data

Life Science & Genome

MedTech & Digital Health

Customer Experience

VR/AR

Timeline

  • Jul 10

    Applications open

  • Oct 29

    Applications close

  • Dec 06 - 08

    Selection Days

  • Feb 05

    Program begins

  • May 17

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.

Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 180 carefully selected mentors from InsurTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Cash Injection

€15K in cash per team to cover program expenses during the accelerator

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading InsurTech conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 500+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch at InsurTechLDN@startupbootcamp.org

Location

The Startupbootcamp InsurTech space is located in the Rainmaking Loft, a 10,000ft2 startup hub in the iconic St Katharine Docks – in the heart of London, UK. Besides the existing space with 30+ startups, a new space extra for the FinTech programme is going to open just below the existing space to create an inspiring environment for the 10 InsurTech startups and our partners. It’s in walking distance from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the City of London. We have a spectacular view of the St. Katherines Docks with all its amenities, restaurants and markets. Rainmaking Loft - International House, 1 Saint Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN, United Kingdom Map

Startupbootcamp InsurTech London Team

Sabine VanderLinden

Sabine VanderLinden

Managing Director
Penny Penati

Penny Penati

Head of Operations
Kristin Bell

Kristin Bell

Head of Marketing
Filippo Sanesi

Filippo Sanesi

Head of Research & Partner Mgmt
Alessandro Allotta

Alessandro Allotta

Lead Scout & Investor Relations
Alicia Metzer

Alicia Metzer

Legal Counsel in Residence
Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Advisor in Residence, PwC
Christian Riepe

Christian Riepe

Executive in Residence, ERGO
Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Investor in Residence
Martin Haiek

Martin Haiek

CTO in Residence
Alfonso Tinoco

Alfonso Tinoco

UX Designer in Residence
Jerry Vallarta

Jerry Vallarta

Lean Evangelist in Residence
Paul Finch

Paul Finch

Growth Hacker in Residence
Rayan Jawad

Rayan Jawad

Growth Hacker in Residence
Alexander Ruthemeier

Alexander Ruthemeier

Investor Readiness in Residence
Damien Seaman

Damien Seaman

Copy Writer in Residence
Erika Bothma

Erika Bothma

Actuary in Residence
Jennifer Rosen

Jennifer Rosen

Storyteller in Residence
Juliana Callia Long

Juliana Callia Long

Designer in Residence
Shan Millie

Shan Millie

Communications in Residence

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