The Global Insurance Accelerator announced Monday that Jim Lewis has joined the accelerator’s leadership team as alumni director, a newly created role focused on building a more comprehensive alumni support model. Lewis will be responsible for providing long-term value to the GIA alumni and investors following participation in the 100-day program, creating new partnerships and supporting alumni as […]

Brokers, carriers speak during BTV Israeli Startup Roadshow event A delegation of 14 insurtech startups from Israel visited Des Moines Nov. 10 for a BrokerTech Ventures event introducing the founders to Iowa and its insurance industry and providing an opportunity to pitch to local insurance leaders. BTV hosted Israeli startups for the first time last year as […]

The BrokerTech Ventures Accelerator has opened applications for its 2023 program. According to the news release, the concept of the BTV Accelerator is to be an “innovation hub” and proof of concept environment for broker-centric products and technology solutions, ultimately bringing validated solutions to the industry. More than $500,000 in funding is at stake for the early-stage […]

Jess Louis joined the Global Insurance Accelerator as its program manager this week, the accelerator announced on its blog. She will oversee the GIA’s programming with managing director Dan Israel, who started transitioning into his new role in May. Louis’ most recent role was with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa, running its volunteer program […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator is now accepting applications for its ninth accelerator program, incoming Managing Director Dan Israel announced in a blog post. “While change is occurring in the leadership of the GIA, our 100-day program, our mentors, and our insurance carrier investors all remain focused on helping amazing founders, teams, and insurtech companies reach their […]

The Global Insurance Accelerator has announced Dan Israel will be its next managing director. Israel’s most recent role was as director – enterprise strategy and innovation at Principal Financial Group, which is an investor in the GIA. “I’ve been able to see firsthand the positive impact the GIA has both on the cohort firms, which it helps to […]

Takeaways from the Global Insurance Symposium Insurance industry professionals came together this week for the 2022 Global Insurance Symposium in Des Moines, which focused this year on the future of insurance and looking ahead to the next decade. Chick Herbert, chief experience officer at NCMIC, moderated a panel Wednesday covering the emerging technology trends for insurance […]