InsurTech Hub Munich is thrilled to announce the startups joining the 2020 batch of the ITHM Innovation Programme.
“Insurance applies to basically any part and stage of our lives”, says Ben Shaw, InsurTech Hub Munich’s (ITHM) Director of Programmes & Strategy, introducing the brand new Innovation Programme. “We strive to institute a broader perspective on relevant fields and solutions for the industry, which means embracing FinTech as well as Health, Process Automation, HR Tech or technologies such as AI”.
Shaw explains: “ITHM can build upon a legacy of four highly successful insurtech accelerator batches. Since the last programme in 2019, our network has grown significantly and become more diverse, which is a major advancement for everyone involved. We’re accommodating to this by selecting 40 startups which offer incredibly broad applicability.”
Different to prior ITHM accelerators, the three-months long Innovation Programme gives participating founders and their counterparts – insurance experts, investors, experienced entrepreneurs and cross-industry professionals– more time to dive deep into best practice entrepreneurial frameworks and accelerating the road toproduct/market fit.
The ever-growing interest in ITHM’s offerings – two weeks earlier the hub launched the “Collab Initiative” for scaleups – also translates into figures: „We have interviewed over 1,000 entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries in the past weeks and months. Our selection process was highly competitive, finally narrowing down the batch to 40 startups that fit best to the requirements of our partner companies and will really make a difference”, explains Shaw. ITHM and its collaborator WERK1 act as facilitators for all stakeholders, providing concierge business development as well as post programme perks and benefits.
Right after kick-off on February 20, the startups will enter a two-week customer development sprint at WERK1, Munich’s most startup-friendly place. Following are two rounds of business development, mentoring sessions, investor week and offsites. The best teams will pitch on May 14 at Demo Day. Shaw points out: “We’re excited to add another 40 teams to the powerful ITHM alumni network”, which already consists of more than 65 startups from prior batches.
Text: Markus Walter
These are the 40 startups participating in Insurtech Hub Munich’s 2020 Innovation Programme (in alphabetical order):
Air Doctor (Israel): Connecting travelers to local doctors all over the world
Amplitude (Germany): Cash Flow management tool for B2C customers
Anansi Technology (UK): Zero admin insurance for e-commerce merchants
Bdeo (Spain): Visual intelligence for the insurance industry
Bewica (UK): Cyber protection for SMEs
Caura.io (UK): The payment platform for your car
Chatvisor (Austria): Customer service and customer experience analytics platform
Convaise (Germany): Helping institutions simplify their bureaucratic communication processes
Curiosity (Germany): Enterprise AI tools for unstructured data
Emmora (Germany): The first digital platform for the topic of end of life
Fusionbase (Germany): A data hub for external data
ICO-LUX (Germany): Fraud Detection and A.I. based authentication of documents
Interviewer.AI (Singapore): Default interviewing platform for customer-facing roles
It’s my data (Germany): A personal data ecosystem for everybody
Mietwise (Germany): Building digital payment solutions for real estate
mybeepz (Germany): Hardware and app to increase adherence – effortless and seamless
Myma.io (UK): The Science behind the appliance
NeoSound Intelligence (Netherlands): Turn emotions into data! AI tech company providing call centres with speech analytics solutions
Nui Care (Germany): Intelligent care assistant for family care givers
Ocell (Germany): Generating aerial imagery and building analytics on it for deep insights
Papaya City (Germany): Empowering anyone to sell or buy a home in the most transparent and fair way
Parloa (Germany): Enabling enterprises to use best in class conversational AI
Pathmate Technologies (Germany): Personalized digital health coaches for chronic diseases
Peregrine Technologies (Germany): The next generation of real-time traffic video analytics
Pyoneer (Germany): Product Management SaaS with AI-powered insights from customer feedback
qbound (Germany): Secure and Transparent Access Management
Rehago (Germany): Virtual reality application for half-paralysed patients after stroke
Robin (Israel): White-labeled SAAS pension and insurance app
Shleep (Netherlands): B2B digital sleep coaching company
Sitata (Canada): Keeping your travels worry-free with real-time intelligence and assistance
Stornest (UAE): Digital legacy planning tool
Supportomate (Israel): Developing an autonomous call-center rep for enterprises
Testifi (Germany): Optimisation of software delivery processes
Thryve (Germany): The single health API
True Flood Risk (USA): Global property-level data & geo-location intelligence for flood risk
Vitadio (Czech Republic): Preventing and reversing T2 diabetes by scaling human support with technology
Vitomy (Germany): An app coaching people with digestive problems to change their lifestyle
Wetterheld (Germany): Don’t be afraid of bad weather. We protect your business!
YAS.life (Germany): An app motivating and rewarding people for a healthy lifestyle
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