Benefit from the incubator experience of WERK1 and gain unparalleled access to many of the world´s leading insurance companies (Allianz, ARAG, die Bayerische, Generali, HUK-Coburg, LV1871, Munich RE, Nürnberger, Swiss Re, VKB and WWK).  The application for the #2 Batch is closed now. Stay tuned…

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM

W1 Forward is the Accelerator program powered by WERK1, a leading digital incubator in Munich. Our vision is to help startups to grow their idea into scalable business.

W1 Forward InsurTech Accelerator was launched by WERK1 in 2015 together with leading insurance companies to establish one of the world’s leading ecosystems for InsurTech startups in Munich and help them boost the market. The program supports five teams. The core program is set out for six months and is open to startups worldwide who want to revolutionize the industry.

Teams will use WERK1 installations for free and work hand in hand with renowned coaches, mentors and leaders of the industry, all worth €50.000/startup. The goal is to develop a concept to a market-ready product or service. W1 Forward aims furthermore to help startups to collaborate with corporations so that they can find new businesses and partnerships.

THE PROGRAM IS FREE OF CHARGE. NO TEAM WILL BE ASKED FOR EQUITY.

WHAT YOU GET FROM THE PROGRAM

Top-class 1-on-1 mentoring & interactive workshops

6 months free office space and administrative support

Exclusive access to insurance partners & specific teams

Network of potential investors, partners and entrepreneurs

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Are you a smart, early-stage startup who has a beta product / MVP ready to disrupt the insurance industry?

Or do you have a technology that could be applied to the insurance industry in one of the following areas?

 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data / Smart Data
  • Blockchain / Smart Data / Peer-to-Peer
  • Chatbots
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Health/ MedTech
  • Drones
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Platform
  • Sensors
  • Smart Home
  • Telematics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearables
  • ….

Do you have a great team, who is supporting you to make a scalable business out of your concept?

Do you have a willingness to work intensively and hard to achieve a stage where your startup reaches a market-fit and investment-readiness?

Are you willing to move to WERK1 Munich for six months?

TIMELINE

6 weeks of intensive sessions and mentoring
+ 4 months of on demand-mentoring

TIMELINE

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6 weeks of intensive sessions and mentoring
+ 4 months of on demand-mentoring

OUR MENTORS & EXPERTS

Ben Ohear

UX Designer of Revelate Design

Björn Erkens

Startup Coach BaystarUP

Bianca Praetorius

Pitchtrainer bei enpact e.V

Boris Danne

Business Development Manager AutoScout24

Christoph Oho

User Experience Designer GBKS and ROOT

Daria Gutnik

CEO and Founder of 12grapes, GTEC and Berlin Startup Academy

David Hajizadeh

Co-founder of staffboard & munichvalley

Emil Lamprecht

Head Coach of Accelerator

Ernesto Spruyt

Founder of Tunga

Gijs van Zon

Lead UX design at Freshheads

James Lethem

Head of Growth, Nascence

Karl Grandl

Head of Insurance GetSafe & Inhouse Resident

Kars Veling

Serial entrepreneur and CTO at Q42, Lesson Up, CodeUur

Katrin Striedacher

Startup Coach BaystarUP

Maciek Laskus

Founder and CEO of Safary

Melissa Kramer

Growth Mechanics

Natasha Amaral

Innovation Specialist at MyOrder

Niels van den Bergh

Marketing UX Developer at Possen

Olivier van Ariel

Serial entrepreneur, Marketing Manager at Google

Philipp Töpelmann

Serial Entrepreneur and Founder at Digital Innovation

Robin Schuil

Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor

Stefan Michaelsen

Legal at VIU Ventures AG

Thomas Gaul

Entrepreneur & Business Angel TG Ventures GmbH

Are you a person with entrepreneurial experience and digital-affine lifestyle who wants to
work with young and talented newcomers?

Click here to learn how you can become a startup mentor

OUR FIRST BATCH STARTUPS

A real-time predictive BI SaaS solution using the latest research in machine learning & state of the art Big Data technologies

Nect provides verified smart digital identities to be used across all insurance companies to give customers an easy and secure access to services and offerings.

The next underwriting generation product deals with big data to reduce the huge risk amounts within insurance companies and to predict important underwriting characteristics by applying machine learning and artificial intelligence concepts.

The Snapsure insurance-bot, with image recognition and product-logics, generates automatically insurance offers only based on a snapshot and optional user-data on any device, any platforms and any marketplace. Simple insure with a snapshot.

MotionsCloud provides mobile claims solution for insurers & claims experts in property insurances.

WHAT THE STARTUPS SAY ABOUT OUR PROGRAM?

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THE PARTNERS

ADAC
Allianz
Arag
DieBayerische
Generali
HukCoburg
LV1871
MunichRe
Nürnberger
SwissRe
VKBayern
WWK

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