Hartford InsurTech Accelerator seeking applications

BY Joe Cooper

John Stearns
John Stearns
Vijay Dheap, chief technology officer for RozieAI, and Sudha Meghan, CEO, have made large strides since last year's InsurTech Accelerator.
Downtown Hartford's insurance technology promoter is asking tech startups to apply for its second annual accelerator program.

Hartford InsurTech Hub, a key focus of Upward Hartford, announced Monday it's seeking applications for startups looking to connect with several of the nation's biggest insurance companies. Applications are due Sept. 30.

The 10 startups selected for the three-month accelerator program, which is run by London-based Startupbootcamp, will relocate to Hartford.

Startups will collaborate with Startupbootcamp's broad network of insurance companies, investors and industry expert mentors. The program allows startups to deliver in three months the same results it would take them more than a year to achieve, organizers said.

"InsurTech businesses and the solutions they provide are having a dramatic impact on the products and services that insurance companies offer to their customers," Startupbootcamp CEO Sabine VanderLinden said. "The technologies that emerge have the ability to transform an entire insurance company and shape the business models of the future.

Dawn LeBlanc, the accelerator's managing director, said the program has had a "profound" impact in Hartford.

Several startups from the program's inaugural year have inked partnerships with large insurance companies. They include:

  • Aureus Analytics, a customer intelligence and experience company, has inked pilots with numerous insurers that include program partners.

  • Boundlss, supports health and life insurers attract healthy members, has notched a pilot with a leading U.S. insurance provider.

  • Rozie AI, an AI platform designing personalized customer engagement and business intelligence solutions for enterprises, has completed a proof of concept and is exploring a pilot with a U.S. insurer.

  • SecureHome, a smart home internet-of-things solution providing security for smart homes, is running three pilots with insurance companies that are program partners.

  • ViewSpection, an app and web platform that enables a policyholder to do their own property inspection, has inked over 10 pilots with insurance companies or companies, including program partners.

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