Equine MediRecord has been accepted onto InsurTech Ireland’s and Dogpatch Labs’ Insurtech Program. Entrepreneurship hub Dogpatch Labs and InsurTech Ireland have joined forces to launch the new pre-accelerator to find insurtech start-ups that are tackling insurance problems in new, innovative ways.

The two organisations have been collaborating since around 2019. They announced today (5 November) that eight start-ups have been selected for the pre-accelerator programme. These businesses were part of a group of 50 insurtech competitors hoping to win one of the eight spots.

The programme will enable the participating start-ups access to insurance industry leaders to develop their ideas, with fireside chats and mentoring from some of the country’s top insurtech experts.

Ireland has a vibrant insurtech industry already. It hosts 11 of the world’s top 15 insurers, including global players MetLife, Zurich, Aon, Axa, Hannover Re, Aviva and Allianz.

The programme’s participants will take part in a virtual showcase day on 23 November, which will be broadcasted to investors, VIPs, potential customers and the general public from IT Carlow. The IT is a facilitator of insurance innovation both regionally and nationally.

The eight start-ups chosen to take part in the pre-accelerator programme are ApplyOn, CyberPie, Equine MediRecord, Gatepost, Itus Secure Technologies, nSurely, Penny FS Technologies and UPackage.

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