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Global Insurance Accelerator Director To Speak At Silicon Valley Event

November 13, 2015

Brian Hemesath, Managing Director of the Global Insurance Accelerator, will represent the accelerator, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the region on a national stage. Hemesath will speak at the kickoff of the Insurance Disrupted Summit on Nov. 19 in San Mateo, Calif. The Summit brings together Silicon Valley and insurance industry leaders to explore the digital future of insurance and what it takes to harness and accelerate the next wave of disruptive business models, partnerships, technologies, digital ecosystems, customer engagement, advanced analytics and core systems. 

Hemesath’s presentation, titled “Insurance: Hell Yes,” will speak on the importance for the insurance industry to invest in the future and become the innovative industry it is capable of being.

“My talk will be a play on how the internal perception of Greater Des Moines has transformed over the past decade into a great sense of community pride that we have a growing, vibrant city where people want to be,” Hemesath said. “I will tie that into the opportunity that insurance industry leaders have to invest in innovation to transform the perception of the industry.”

For more information on Insurance Disrupted, click here. 


About the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA)

Launched in 2015, the Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) fosters innovation in and for the insurance industry via a mentor-driven, 100-day program. GIA supports an annual cohort by providing each graduate company $40K of seed money in exchange for six percent equity. During the program, cohort members get insurance-specific mentoring via 1:1 meetings with industry executives, as well as basic business infrastructure assistance, coaching on garnering investments, and product-specific insights into strategies for increasing applicability to and feasibility for the insurance industry. The GIA extended network includes insurance company investors, startups and mentors from across the global business and insurance communities. For more details please visit globalinsuranceaccelerator.com.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.