Digital MGA Lab

The only dedicated program in North America to help startups
become fully operational Digital Managing General Agents (MGAs).

How We are Unique

Compress Time

Reduce the time to access insurance capacity and distribution partners

Distribute your Product

Build relationships with retail and wholesale agents to sell your product at a scale

Access to Capacity

Meet capacity providers and fronting carriers in admitted and E&S lines that work with startups

Experienced Mentors

Work with entrepreneurs and executives who have built Digital MGAs

What Is In The Program

Hybrid: 3 Days in NYC and dedicated advisors over 3 months

Model Day

Startups will work with experienced actuaries, underwriters, and regulatory attorneys to build their insurance product model.

Capacity Day

Short cycle the process to get capacity. We bring 20 startup-friendly fronts, reinsurers, and program administrators to meet you in one day.

Distribution Day

Work with producers from local, super-regional, and global brokers that want to distribute your insurance products.

Past Participating Carriers & Brokers

Work with 30+ recognized reinsurers, fronting carriers, and brokerages in commercial and personal P&C lines. Below is a sample of program participants, this will be continually updated.

Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022
Digital MGA Lab Participating Carriers & Brokers 2022

Ideal Startup Participants Should Be

MGA

Digital Broker

SaaS or Data Platform

Program Schedule

May-Aug

Pre-Program

  • May 15:  Applications Open
  • July 12: Applications Close
  • July-Aug: Review and Acceptance

Sep

Model Day

  • Sep 12: Education Day – Model & Capacity

Oct - Nov

Capacity Day

  • Nov 5: Capacity Day
  • Nov 6: AgentTech Day

Startup Eligibility

Revenue

No requirement

Licensing

A broker on team strongly preferred

Funding Stage

Pre-Seed to Series C (if funded)

Past Program Mentors

Mentors from carriers, brokers, and late-stage InsurTech leaders. The list will be continuously updated with new mentors

Alicia Sandlin

Alicia Sandlin

Independent Consultant

bill walrath

Bill Walrath

Head of MGAs, Buckle

Blair Baldwin

Blair Baldwin

CEO, Boundless Rider

Chuck Ritzke

Chuck Ritzke

Founder, Problem Solving Enterprises, Inc

Dean Ferdico

Dean Ferdico

Principal, Perr Knight

Derek Brigham

Derek Brigham

Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer, Clearcover

Elliot Vernon

Elliot Vernon

Strategic Investor,  Greenlight Re

Isaac Espinoza

Isaac Espinoza

Strategy & Reinsurance, Root

JoAnne Artesani

JoAnne Artesani

Founder & CEO, Sprout

Joerg Proeve

Joerg Proeve

COO USA, BOXX Insurance

John Kassar

John Kassar

CEO, Constellation RE, LLC

John Clinton

John Clinton

Managing Partner,  Farmington Capital Partners

John Wurzler

John Wurzler

Executive, NDF, LLC

Kaenan Hertz

Kaenan Hertz

Chief Insurance Officer & Co-founder, Ahoy

Katherine Hunter-Blyden

Katherine Hunter-Blyden

Partner, TechCXO

Lael-Chappell

Lael Chapell

USQ Risk

larry lipman, mga lab insurtech mentor 2023

Larry Lipman

Advisor, Lipman Insurance

Lori Weyuker

Lori Weyuker

Independent Consultant

Marc Glickman

Marc Glickman

CEO, BuddyIns

Nicholas Scott

Nicholas Scott

Managing Director, General Counsel, Everspan Group

Nick Lamparelli

Nick Lamparelli

Managing Partner, Insurance Nerds

Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Independent Consultant

Roy Mill

Roy Mill

Co-Founder, CEO, Joshu

Somil Jain, MGA Lab Accelerator - Mentor 2023

Somil Jain

SVP, Product and Analytics; Head Actuary, Steadily