Innovation Lab

Starting Fall 2023 – Apps now closed!

1871’s InsurTech Innovation Lab links growth-stage and  late-stage startups with corporate businesses, industry experts, & investors in Insurance Tech. Join the lab to solve leading industry challenges and collaboratively explore opportunities.

2023 partners: ForMotiv

2023 Lab Focus Area

• Subrogation
• Litigation
• Fraud & claims
• Back-office Productivity 
• Preparing for Volatility

(Climate, Workforce, Talent)

Why Insurtech?

Our Innovation Lab cohorts have dozens of late-stage startup founders who have raised 6 to 7 figure series A rounds. They’re designed to introduce you to as many corporates, investors, and network connections to help you secure as many deals as possible. We take time to curate the participants to optimize this goal. The goal of the Labs is not education or basic startup support. You should consider the Lab if you’d like to be showcased and connected to dozens of leading corporations and inventors in the Insurance Sector.”

Rachel Feuerborn, CPO @ 1871

Supported by

Anchor partner

Lab partner

Expert In Residence

I have over 30 years experience in the Insurance and Financial Services industry with a focus on commercial & personal P&C insurance, life and annuities and brokerage.  I’ve been at BCG for 13 years where I’m a Managing Director and Senior Partner in the Insurance and Financial Services Practice.  In addition, I lead BCG’s Insurance Private Equity Practice.  Prior to BCG, I had an operating role in Zurich’s North America Commercial P&C business as an SVP running Underwriting Operations and Technology and Strategy.  Prior to Zurich, I was at McKinsey for 9 years as a Partner in the Insurance and Financial Services Practice.  I’m extremely excited to be part of the 1871 InsurTech Innovation Lab.

Jeff Chookaszian

Insurance and Financial Services Executive, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

InsurTech Innovation Lab 2023

Application Phase

Info session

Join us on  08.22.23 & 08.29.23

Key details

4 months | Immersive | Hybrid

Runs: 04.01.24 - 06.28.24

What's included for participants

•Unique benefits per business stages

• Inclusion in 1871 press release

• Immersive  programming by experts

• Community of peers

• Featured at InsurTech Innovation Summit

Who's in the lab>>

Growth-stage startups

Late-stage lab partners

Corporate lab partners

Growth stage startups

Late stage lab partners

Corporate lab partners

Join the lab

Growth-stage startups

For an insurance tech company with a demonstrated
product market fit &  poised to grow.

Exclusive benefits
  • Showcase their product to dozens of potential corporations and investors
  • Level up their thought leadership
  • Learn from the foremost InsurTech experts in the U.S.
  • Connect with peers in InsurTech
  • Connect with advisors and mentors in InsurTech

Apply for the 2023 cohort by 09.17.23

Late-stage lab partner

For an Insurtech company interested in becoming an industry expert and influencing major industry outcomes.

Exclusive benefits
  • Curated connections to potential customers, partners and investors
  • Publically showcased as thought leaders
  • Employee engagement & networking with leaders in the industry
  • Access to corporations who are interested in exploring Insurtech Innovation
  • Opportunity to mentors early-stage startups
  • Amplify your brand at the InsurTech Innovation Summit

lab partners

For corporates looking to innovate and accelerate Insurtech solutions.

Exclusive benefits
  • 1:1 connections with startups
  • Publicly showcased as thought leaders through PR, co-hosted events, and more
  • Participation/co-host curated networking and exclusive events
  • Employee engagement & networking with leaders in the space
  • Connect with tech talent interested in InsurTech
  • Seat on the 1871 InsurTech Innovation Advisory Council

InsurTech Innovation Lab 2023 timeline


Week 1

04.01.24 - 04.04.24 [Virtual]

Week 2

04.29.24 - 05.03.24 [In-person]

Week 3

05.27.24 - 05.31.24 [Virtual]

Week 4

06.24.24 - 06.19.24 [In-person]

InsurTech Innovation Summit

Capstone event w/ public showcase

June 2024

Late stage partner

2023 Supply Chain Summit

Join us October 2023 for our second Supply Chain Innovation Summit event to bring early, growth and late stage startups, corporate innovators, mentors, venture capitalists, and community leaders together to discuss the cutting edge of supply chain tech  innovation.