INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship [Press Center]


Program Details

What Is the INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship?

The INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship is an eight-week program for entrepreneurs and innovators who have a business or idea to improve or disrupt the insurance industry. The fellowship is hosted by INGUARD based in Wabash, Indiana. INGUARD is an insurtech ecosystem that connects + partners with insurance carriers, technology companies and startups. It provides unparalleled service to its policyholders in all 50 U.S. states and abroad.

Generously sponsored by Westfield Insurance, the fellowship offers applicants the ability to deeply focus on their venture, fully hosted and paid for.

The fellowship is conducted in partnership with Manchester University. Thanks to Manchester University's leadership on intercultural issues, the school is the perfect partner to bring an international fellow to Indiana.

See INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship Winners

Who Is Eligible for the Fellowship?

Anyone with an insurtech company or idea, from anywhere in the world.

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Where Does the Fellowship Take Place?

The INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship takes place in Wabash, Indiana, a city of about 10,000 people that is less than two hours from the state capital of Indianapolis.

How Does the Fellowship Work?

Fellows are flown to INGUARD’s headquarters in Wabash, Indiana to spend eight weeks in deep focus on their insurtech business or idea. During this time, Fellows receive the following:

  • Roundtrip flight from their home to Wabash, Indiana and back.
  • Full room and board in Wabash.
  • Living stipend.
  • Free office space at the Innovate at INGUARD co-working space.
  • Mentorship from an extensive network of insurance and business professionals.
  • Access to business-building resources like veteran entrepreneurs.
  • Planned events, regional tours and activities, and educational opportunities free of charge.

The components of the program are designed to give Fellows the following benefits:

  • Incredible focus on your company or idea. The greatest ideas come from prolonged stretches of deep work, so the Fellowship is designed to help participants buckle down and crush their goals.
  • Massive acceleration. INGUARD Insurtech Fellows get access to tools and resources that can massively accelerate success. INGUARD has relationships with hundreds of insurance companies, operates a fully functional insurance firm, and has extensive industry knowledge. All of these can be leveraged to get 10X results in 1/10 of the time.
  • Access to relationship capital. INGUARD Insurtech Fellows have unprecedented access to INGUARD’s network of entrepreneurs, insurtech partners, and insurance experts. During regular networking events and speaking engagements, they’ll have the opportunity to build even deeper industry networks.
  • Access to financial capital. INGUARD also work with major insurtech investors, VCs, and individual investors who have an interest in capitalizing new insurtech ventures. Fellows are able to build bridges with potential sources of funding for their ventures in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
  • Rich cultural experiences. Fellows have the opportunity to experience America’s heartland like few visitors do. INGUARD’s region of Indiana is a place of makers, dreamers, and entrepreneurs who are sure to inspire and educate Fellows about this unique corner of the world. Fellows have access to incredible cultural experiences, should they want to get to know their home away from home better.

Why the INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship? Why Now?

Insurtech startups, providers, and carrier programs are hard at work transforming the insurance industry. As insurtech leaders, INGUARD and Westfield are committed to leading this industry transformation so that insurance companies can evolve into consumer champions.

“Now is the time to bring insurance into the 21st century,” says INGUARD CEO Parker Beauchamp. “Insurtech is the way forward and we want to accelerate the success of ventures through the INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship.”

Contact Information

Press Contact

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Program Resources

Press Releases


INGUARD Announces Fellowship Winners

INGUARD has announced the inaugural winners of its groundbreaking insurtech fellowship. See the full press release here.

Fellowship Winners

To see a list of innovative companies who have won the INGUARD Insurtech Fellowship, go here.



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