InsurTech NY MGA Lab In-Person Details

We have three in person days in NYC (and one additional optional day) for the program.  Details for each are below.


Rise New York, 43 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10010 (2nd Floor)

Check in with the ITNY Events Team when you enter on the 1st Floor

Suggested Hotels

You are responsible for your own accommodations. These are simply some hotels in the surrounding area you can consider. We recommend checking search sites like Expedia or Google to find a accommodations within your budget and comfortable distance.

Double-Tree Chelsea – Approx 6 block away. Usually has some of the best rates nearby.

Hampton Inn Manahttan-Chelsea is one of the closest hotels to the venue. It’s only around a block away.

Hilton Garden Inn-Chelsea – Approx 5 blocks away.

Hotel Henri is located across the street from the back entrance to the venue on 24th St (this entrance is only open certain hours).  We’ve had a few guests who have chosen to stay there in the past and liked it.

Agenda Overview

Sept 14 – Model Day

8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:40 AM – Welcome and Introductions

8:45 AM – The Definitive MGA Timeline (from a founder)

9:15 AM – Choosing a config: Broker, MGA, Program Admin, Captive

10:00 AM – Break

10:15 AM – Crafting Coverage and Forms

11:00 AM – What Regulators Expect from Licensed Entities

11:30 AM – Deciding Between Admitted and E&S Products

12:00 PM  – Lunch

12:30 PM – Pricing Insurance Policies – An Actuarial Perspective

1:00 PM – From Template to Real Underwriting Guidelines

1:30 PM – Finding Capacity for Your Program

2:00 PM – Break

2:15 PM – Meetings with Actuaries, Underwriters, and Attorneys

5:15 PM – Wrap Up

5:30 PM – Happy Hour

7:30 PM – End

Oct 19 – Capacity Day

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Reverse Pitches – Fronting Carriers + Reinsurers

9:45 AM – Capacity in a Hard Market

9:45 AM – Getting a Life Carrier Bought-in

10:15 AM – Break

10:30 AM – Getting Licensed in 50 States

11:00 AM – How to Select a Reinsurer

11:30 AM – Negotiating a Fair Deal on Reinsurance

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Rotating Sessions (part 1)

2:00 PM – Break

2:15 PM – Rotating Sessions (part 2)

3:15 PM – Break

3:30 PM – Rotating Sessions (part 3)

4:30 PM – End

Nov 8 – Distribution Day

Schedule to be updated soon

Nov 9 – Demo Day

Pitching to carriers, brokers, and investors with our Growth-Stage Accelerator companies. This day is optional for MGA Lab participants.

Schedule to be updated soon


Featured Speakers

We are bringing together an expert lineup of insurance carrier leaders, InsurTech founders, and solution provider leaders. This section will be continuously updated with new speakers.

Model Day – Sept 14

Steadily – Somil Jain
InsurTech Advisors – Kaenan HertzVerisk – Joseph Lam
Locke Lord – Brian CaseyNY DFS – Joana Lucashuk
Slice – Tim Attia
Perr & Knight – Kyle Hales & Dean Ferdico
Sertis – Mark Gardella & Jessica Donovan
Stere – Dogan Kaleli & Rick Wiseley

Capacity Day – Oct 19

Partner Re / SCOR – Chris Hessenius
Lipman Insurance – Larry Lipman
Safely – Andrew Bate
Lockton Re – Warren von Weise


Distribution Day – Nov 8

Finsure – Michelle Bothe
Legal & General – Farron Blanc
InsurTech NY – David Gritz
Founder Shield – Jonathan Selby
Big I NY – Lisa Lounsbury
Cowbell Cyber – Andrea Collins