GIR2018 - Great Success!

In March 2018, 200 international participants met in Frankfurt for the first Global InsurTech Roadshow! 24 InsurTech startups from around the world - from New Zealand, to Los Angeles, and Moscow - 30 insurers, founders and CEO’s of the most influencing German InsurTechs, the ambassador of the Republic of Singapore as well as numerous experts, entrepreneurs, and journalists made this event a great success.

Winner of the pitch sessions of 24 startups - presented by Dr. Moritz Finkelnburg, GBS Academic Director Insurance and Robin Kiera, one of the international top influencers – was the Hamburg-based InsurTech Nect. The startup was able to convince the high-profile jury with its business model: A central data portal for customers with the opportunity to manage data on one single point of access (“single identity”). Nect was represented by Benny Bennet and Carlo Ulbrich, who were awarded with the Goethe InsurTech Award, winning a prize money of 10 Litecoins.

Goethe University’s Campus Westend offered the perfect conditions for a successful conference, at the same time providing a professional, academic and informal framework with ideal networking opportunities. Numerous sponsorships formed the base of the event and various media corporations ensured comprehensive media coverage.

We’re looking forward to seeing you (again) at GIR19 on March 19-20, 2019!

Press Coverage:

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17.3.2018: "<link http: aktuell finanzen finanzmarkt frankfurter-goethe-universitaet-laedt-start-up-unternehmen-ein-15492574.html external-link-new-window internal link in current>Acht Minuten für jede Gründeridee"
  • Börsen-Zeitung, 10.3.2018: "<link https: external-link-new-window internal link in current>Schwierige Perspektiven für digitale Versicherer" 
  • Scoop Independant News, 19.3.2018: "<link http: stories bu1803 s00551 vallum-makes-international-pitch.htm external-link-new-window internal link in current>Vallum Makes International Pitch"