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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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BTV Mania 2023 shows momentum and Accelerator continues despite challenging economic conditions

In April, BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) brought together more than 100 attendees in Iowa for 2023’s BTV Mania, a multi-day conference in Iowa allowing BTV’s 14 broker partners and 16 carrier/wholesaler partners to meet with the 12 insurtechs from BTV’s 2023 cohort.

Executives from two BTV partners, Austin Rock, executive director of strategy at Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP), and Bob Jenkins, vice president, enterprise agent experience at Travelers, as well as BTV 2023 startup Frame Fertility’s CEO and co-founder Jessica Bell van der Wal, offer key takeaways from the event.

Third Cohort Already a Standout

For Rock, BTV Mania this year emphasized how the accelerator program has grown since its inception. “This is BRP’s second full year participating in the accelerator program, and during that time we’ve worked with three cohorts,” he says. “And we’re excited about the momentum that’s building in terms of the quality of the startups that are coming through the accelerator. This year’s cohort is very strong, and BRP is already in active conversations with a number of the start-ups—last year, we had some initial dialogue with a few, but never got to a meaningful business engagement with them. From our perspective, we have been increasingly impressed by the quality of startups.”

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023