London, 18 December 2017 – Startupbootcamp InsurTech and RocketSpace have announced a new partnership to provide insurance technology startups with a curated community and the unique services required during the formative stages of a technology company’s growth and development. The collaboration provides a bridge between the early-stage startups that graduate from Startupbootcamp InsurTech into RocketSpace’s global ecosystem designed to help high-growth startups scale-up. RocketSpace has helped to accelerate companies like Uber, Spotify, and more than 18 unicorns. As Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s accelerator program enters its third year, RocketSpace’s tech campus in London will be its new home
The partnership offers Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s select group of tech startups access to services including mentorship, members-only workshops, access to investors and RocketSpace’s Fortune 1000 client roster. The collaboration is designed to curate an ecosystem while fostering and developing top insurance and technology talent. Startupbootcamp InsurTech staff will also join the RocketSpace campus in London.
Sabine VanderLinden, CEO, Startupbootcamp InsurTech said: “We’re extremely excited to be collaborating with RocketSpace. By joining forces, I believe we can achieve great things and create an InsurTech hub in London, and become the place for InsurTech startups to build their businesses. We hope that this collaboration will provide many fruitful opportunities for startups and insurance firms across London and the UK, as well as be advantageous for our partners around the world looking to access the InsurTech community in London.”
Priya Guha, Ecosystem General Manager at RocketSpace UK, said: “InsurTech is one of the fastest growing and most exciting technology verticals right now. It’s important that our community does all it can to support new areas of innovation and growth to maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in the industry. We’re thrilled to have the Startupbootcamp InsurTech team join us and hope we can become the go-to destination for ambitious InsurTech firms looking for a home to grow.”
Startupbootcamp InsurTech hosted its end of year social event, in collaboration with Rainmaking Colab FinTech, at RocketSpace on 14th December. The event attracted entrepreneurs, FinTech and InsurTech supporters.
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About Startupbootcamp InsurTech
Startupbootcamp InsurTech is the leading insurance accelerator focused on innovation for the insurance industry. Launched in London in 2015, Startupbootcamp InsurTech is part of Startupbootcamp, the award-winning global network of industry-focused accelerator programs. Startupbootcamp InsurTech established Hartford InsurTech Hub and the InsurTech Accelerator in Hartford Connecticut, in 2017. The award-winning accelerator provides InsurTech startups with mentorship, sustainable design, and key growth resources, and offers access to world class industry expertise during an intensive three-month programme. The programs are supported by industry partners, as well as an extensive mentor and alumni network from more than 30 countries across the globe.
The programs are supported globally by Cisco, Amazon Web Services, HubSpot and Eos Venture Partners, in addition to local ecosystem partners. For more, visit: https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/insurtech-london/ and http://hartfordinsurtechhub.com/.
RocketSpace is a global ecosystem of people and ideas that provides the necessary velocity — both speed and direction — to help the world’s top innovators bring the future to market. Founded in San Francisco in 2011, its global network of technology campuses and services are designed to help tech startups scale. RocketSpace also helps corporations fuel their continuous growth by tapping into its ecosystem of top startups from around the world. Learn more at rocketspace.com.