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FastTrack in Toronto

August 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


On the 1st of August, The InsurTech Accelerator, part of Hartford InsurTech Hub powered by Startupbootcamp welcomes you to Toronto for a FastTrack day as part of our international tour to find the best rising insurtech companies.

The event is free of charge and aims to connect interesting startups with our ecosystem to receive feedback and mentorship from Startupbootcamp leadership and local industry mentors. Our goal is to learn more about the most promising Insurtech startups in the marketplace for our program while providing valuable mentoring.

Please be aware that only 10 teams from all registrations will be chosen for the event.

Register for the event here.

What is a FastTrack?

FastTracks are a series of events we host all over the globe. From the pool of applications at the event, ten startups will be invited to present their innovative ideas to the Startupbootcamp team, fellow entrepreneurs, and top industry experts, as well as our investing partners. Following the presentations, there will be roundtable meetings and networking, where each startup will receive feedback, and discuss ideas, product, team and find ways to identify growth opportunities for businesses.

The feedback sessions will answer any questions the startups may have, including: how to fundraise? What is the value of an acceleration program? How strong is my business model? How to engage in projects with the program partners? You will also learn more about our Hartford-based program.

FastTracks are also a great opportunity to receive an invitation to our Selection Days, and potentially become one of the ten teams to enter our 2019 programs.


Mentorship is one of the best ways to engage with innovative new insurtech startups. Mentors provide startups with real, life-learned advice, and inspire startups to look at problems and challenges from a different perspective. If you are one of Hartford Insurtech Hub’s or Startupbootcamp InsurTech’s experts, we encourage you to attend this FastTrack to speak to startups one-on-one and provide valuable mentorship.

We are looking for startups specializing in:
  • InsurTech
  • IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence for financial services
  • Life science & genome
  • MedTech & Digital Health solutions for insurance
  • Blockchain
  • Payment Solutions
  • Capital Markets & Asset Management
  • Automotive Security & Finance
  • Alternative Finance
  • Reg Tech
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Data & Behavioral Analytics
  • Cloud & Data Privacy
  • IOT & Drones Security
  • Pension Tech
  • Cyber-insurance
  • and more
Who should apply?

If you are a Canada-based startup or can easily reach Toronto to meet our team, we encourage you to apply. We are looking for startups that improve upon these lines: Personal, Comercial & Speciality lines, as well as Life, Annuities and Retirement.

The InsurTech Accelerator, part of Hartford InsurTech Hub powered by Startupbootcamp’s FastTrack sessions are open for all startups looking for targeted advice from leading industry experts.


Morning session

8:30 Arrival

9:00 – 9:30 Introduction from The InsurTech Accelerator, part of Hartford InsurTech Hub powered by Startupbootcamp

9:30 – 10:00 Team 1-5 presentations

10:00 – 11:45 Mentorship, feedback & networking

Afternoon session

1:00 – 1:30 Introduction from The InsurTech Accelerator, part of Hartford InsurTech Hub powered by Startupbootcamp

1:30 – 2:00 Team 6-10 presentations

2:00 – 3:45 Mentorship, feedback & networking

Why Hartford, Connecticut?

There are plenty of reasons! Connecticut Insurance Industry:

#1 in the U.S. for insurance jobs per capita (2.6%) (Connecticut Insurance Department)

58,700 carrier-related fulltime jobs, 114,000 indirect jobs (CID)

1 insurance job adds 1.92 additional jobs to CT economy (CID)

5.2% of gross state product (CID)

Highest concentrations of actuaries in the U.S. (CID)

110 companies headquartered in CT (CID)

1,300 non-domestic insurance companies licensed in CT (CID)

Top 3 in the U.S. for direct written premium with $33 billion (CID)

#1 in U.S. in Health, #4 Life, #5 P&C (CID)

#4 in private R&D investments (Bloomberg, 2016, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015)

#2 in High-speed Internet access in the USA (Broadbandnow.com, November 2017)

within 500 miles of 1/3 of the U.S. economy (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017; CERC calculations)

#5 quality of life in the U.S. (Forbes, November 2017)

Find out more about Hartford as the insurance hub here.

More information

If your team is planning to fly in to attend the FastTrack session, you can request an early evaluation to better accommodate your travel schedule.

If you have any questions about the Hartford InsurTech Hub FastTrack, please email us at hello@hartfordinsurtechhub.com.