Plug and Play Insurance Accelerator Deadline Rapidly Approaching

The deadline for the Plug and Play Insurance/Financial Services Accelerator is December 15. Plug and Play has partnered with a leading insurance company, and together they aim to find the 10 most promising technology startups to take part in the 3-month program.  They’re looking for startups working within Health IT/Life Sciences, smart home tech, the […]

The deadline for the Plug and Play Insurance/Financial Services Accelerator is December 15.

Plug and Play has partnered with a leading insurance company, and together they aim to find the 10 most promising technology startups to take part in the 3-month program.  They’re looking for startups working within Health IT/Life Sciences, smart home tech, the future of transportation, financial services, or insurance. If your company doesn’t fit into any of these categories, don’t fret! You can still apply if you believe your company is doing something new and compelling with technology.

Startups accepted into the program will have access to a wealth of resources, fundraising opportunities, networking opportunities, educational workshops, and three months of free office space at Plug and Play. On top of all that, the selected startups will have a chance to pitch at the Plug and Play Expo event. Insurance Accelerator companies were tapped as finalists by judges and corporate partners at each of the last two Expos.

At the 2013 fall Expo, Scout was featured as one of the winning startups. Scout is a Chicago based software and hardware company that offers hassle free home security, using wireless and inexpensive equipment that lets the user take control of their home security from their mobile device. They were a part of the Insurance Accelerator in the summer of 2013.

Most recently at the Winter Expo, Knightscope was another winner that came out of the accelerator. Knightscope, another security company, created an Autonomous Data Machine that they hope will cut down crime by half. They have combined state of the art robotics, sensors, geo-mapping, and behavioral analysis software to create a device that will assist police protect against crime. Read more about them here.

Don’t miss your chance to be apart of this amazing accelerator. Apply today!


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