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Europe’s leading accelerator programme Startupbootcamp is getting geared up to showcase South Africa’s entrepreneurial talent in the global market through the third series of Startupbootcamp InsurTech FastTrack days.
The 2017 FastTrack tour will be coming to Johannesburg on 14 August and Cape Town 17 August 2017. These sessions are free of charge and are aimed at giving young InsurTech startups the opportunity to engage with industry experts, Startupbootcamp said in a press release.
FastTrack days give startups an opportunity to present their insurance technology related business idea to the Startupbootcamp InsurTech team and industry experts.
Sessions are open to innovative early-stage startups specialising in insurance related areas: virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Internet of Things and wearables, drones and robots, cyber security, data analysis and big data, life science and genome, MedTech and digital health and customer experience.
Startups can expect one-on-one mentoring sessions with local industry experts at Startupbootcamp InsurTech
Startups can expect one-on-one mentoring sessions with local industry experts in the insurance, investment and entrepreneurship industries who will answer questions and provide startups with real, life-learned advice on how to improve products, services, business models and pitching skills.
After the FastTrack tour, Startupbootcamp InsurTech will select 10 startups to take part in a three-month intensive insurance acceleration programme in London.
Last year, three South African InsurTech startups, Aerobotics, Emerge, NuvaLaw, were selected from over 633 applications around the world to join the three-month international startup accelerator programme.
Aerobotics CEO James Paterson said it was a privilege to be part of the Startupbootcamp InsurTech programmme. “The access to new business partners and the skilled team on hand at Startupbootcamp have helped us rapidly enter a new market and expand internationally.”
Successful startups join the watch list, an opportunity to be selected for the Startupbootcamp InsurTech accelerator programme and will also be able to get access to extensive mentorship from over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and partners and access to top markets in London, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
In addition they will get access to over three months free office space; €15 000 in cash per team; over €450 000 in partner service and an invitation to the Startupbootcamp global alumni network.