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InsurTech 101

Get familiar with the evolving InsurTech landscape and its potential, how to think about these changes, and where you can get involved.

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Course Overview

(Subject to change; If you have questions on course content, send them to [email protected] and subject “InsurTech”)

After a relatively late start, the InsurTech sector has seen increased funding and interest in 2015 and Q1 2016. The need for better user experience, demand for different on demand insurance products by Millennials, increase in data from sensors and IoT present huge potential for Insurance sector disruption in health insurance, life insurance and property and casualty insurance sectors. But at the same time, regulatory nuances in these sectors present challenges for startups unfamiliar with the insurance industry. Recent partnerships between established global Insurance firms and InsurTech startups is showing a potential way forward for this evolving industry.

This course will cover:

  • What is InsurTech?
  • Factors supporting emergence of InsurTech sector
  • Regulatory implications for InsurTech
  • Business model and key commercial drivers
  • Key players including stakeholders and recent trends
  • B2B and B2C InsurTech case studies
  • What to expect in the coming years and their impact on the traditional Insurance industry

At the end of this course, you will become familiar with the evolving InsurTech landscape and its potential. You will understand how technology is changing Insurance industry. You will also become aware of options and opportunities to become involved in this sector.

This course is recommended for anyone who is new to the Insurance industry and is exploring ways to disrupt with InsurTech products/ solutions. This is also a good course for those in the traditional Insurance industry and are interested in learning about the emerging InsurTech industry.


Your Instructor


Amilcar Chavarria
Amilcar Chavarria

Amilcar Chavarria is a serial financial technology (FinTech) entrepreneur with expertise in crowdfunding, personal finance, fixed income and risk management. He was most recently the Founder and CEO of FinTech Associates where he led a major FinTech player to launch the world's first Wealth Management Cloud, a robust set of Apps & APIs that power Robo Advisors & Digital Wealth Management Platforms. Prior to that, Amilcar was on the leadership team of a venture-backed startup that launched the leading payments and compliance engine for crowdfunding portals. As the Product's General Manager, he increased client growth by 300%. Amilcar was also the Founder & CEO of BuckSprout, a FinTech company focused on automating the financial advisory process and one of the earliest Digital Financial Advisors. Amilcar serves as a mentor, advisor and/or board member in several companies including Apple Pie Capital, Crowdismo, Sounding Board and CommonBond during their early stages.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What are the prerequisites for the course?
There are no prerequisites to take this course! Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to take this course.

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