Tag: InsurTech Hub

W1>> ACCELERATOR #4 AT WERK1 – UNLEASHING INNOVATION POTENTIAL IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

The keyword “Accelerator” is usually associated with an idea about financial support and revision of business models. The W1 Forward Accelerator Programme, initiated by the InsurTech Hub Munich at WERK1, shows that a programm to promote innovative start-ups can work in a different way. In the eight-week, early-stage programm, the creators focus primarily on well-founded, targeted advice on start-ups and intensive use of the industry network. THE INSURTECH HUB – A POOL OF POSSIBILITIES FOR STARTUPS & INSURERS “The InsurTech Hub is a platform that brings the different players in the industry together,” explains Ben Shaw, Director Program & Strategy. Fourteen large insurers, large corporations, business and strategy consultants and universities such as the LMU or the Bundeswehrhochschule are part of the network. “The ideaRead more

INSURTECHHUB MUNICH STARTS FOURTH EDITION OF W1 FORWARD INSURTECH ACCELERATOR

Starting now, applications are being taken for InsurTech Hub Munich’s W1 Forward InsurTech Accelerator until 7thMarch 2019. Existing since 2015, the eight-weeks program is designed for early-stage cross-industry international startups that want to make an impact on the insurance business with their digital solutions. It includes workshops, one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions. Startups are assisted in becoming experts in insurance and turning  validated entrepreneurial ideas market- and investor-ready, building pilots with InsurTech Hub Munich’s (ITHM) corporate members. “We’re looking for true disruptors, people who think big and outside the box”, says Manuel Holzhauer, ITHM’s Managing Director. “Established insurance companies are starting to realize their biggest competitors are no longer their industry peers, but rather the Tech Big 5 or Insurtech unicorns. Therefore cross-industry ideas are more than welcome”. He points to theRead more

Demo Day at WERK1: Nine startups present their vision for a modern insurance industry

9 Start-ups. Rund 60 Mentoren. 13 Versicherungspartner. 8 Wochen. Man könnte es fast als ein kleines Boot-Camp der Startup-Szene bezeichnen, was sich in den letzten Wochen hier in den Räumen des WERK1 abgespielt hat. Das Ergebnis: Neun innovative Lösungen, welche die Zukunft der digitalen Versicherungsindustrie vorantreiben könnten. Mit den Live-Präsentationen der internationalen Teams endet erfolgreich der dritte Batch des W1>> InsurTech Accelerator.