In response to the rise of Insurtech, Aviva Canada and the DMZ launched an accelerator program for Canadian startups that require rapid development. The program was open to innovative, early-stage Insurtech startups with a service or solution for insurance in any market sector.
During the four-month accelerator period, Aviva Canada helped six insurance-focused startups develop their proprietary technology, validate their offerings and connect them to potential customers across the country. At the end, the startups got a chance to pitch their business to a panel of the company’s top executives for investment and partnership opportunities. The benefit to Aviva Canada was twofold: executives met new talent that will boost their business at home and abroad, while also getting an exclusive look at groundbreaking technologies created by entrepreneurs from across the country. Whether it’s an artificial intelligence platform that responds to customers’ unique needs in real-time or a small firm that combines the best features from social media and new-age theft prevention technology to detect crashes, our entrepreneurs are creating technology designed to disrupt the industry.