To promote innovation in the insurance-technology (InsurTech) ecosystem in Africa and bring the spotlight to players passionately reverse-engineering the insurance space via technology, Africa Insurtech Rising(AIR) with the support of Insuretech Connect(ITC) has launched ‘The Bridge’ – a summer innovative programme for start-ups/founders in Africa.
It is an initiative that will identify and showcase innovative insurance technology products and solutions created by start-ups/founders to stimulate new and existing players that will shape, reshape and unlock new value chains and markets in the insurance industry in Africa.
“We are excited to be hosting ‘The Bridge’ summer program to highlight the unique startups bringing much-needed innovation via technology to the insurance industry throughout Africa,” Joe Akinlua, business development, and partnerships, Africa Insurtech Rising said in a statement. A partnership with a global brand like ITC (Las Vegas) will have a tremendous impact on raising awareness of the opportunities arising in our environs and emerging markets,” Akinlua said.
Other benefits for selected start-ups include sparring sessions with top insurtechs and corporates, business development opportunities with specific corporates/partners, insurtech innovation community access, and membership of the international insurtech hubs among others. In addition, the winner will receive a complimentary kiosk and speaking slot on ITC Vegas 2021 demo stage and finalists will receive complimentary tickets to ITC Vegas 2021.