July 17, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Class of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

We are excited to announce the nine companies that are joining the 2019 class of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars that kicks off today, July 15, in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

We looked at thousands of companies across the globe and interviewed hundreds to select our 2019 class. This year’s companies are joining from around the world, including London, Barcelona, NYC, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, and Durham. Our entrepreneurs are innovating in a wide range of insurtech areas, including mental health, smoking cessation, cancer detection, dental, claims processing, and more.

The companies will be based in Raleigh-Durham for the 13-week accelerator, which will be held in a new space on MetLife’s Global Technology Campus. Over the course of the program, the companies will work closely with Techstars, MetLife, and their mentors to gain traction and reach their specific company goals. Our program will cap off with Demo Day on Thursday, October 10th, 2019.

Here are the companies in the 2019 MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars:

  • BlockClaim (London, UK)
    BlockClaim empowers insurers to settle claims in as little as 24 hours by providing data driven insights. https://www.blockclaim.ai/
  • Bonbouton (New York, NY)
    Bonbouton is a smart insole that detects foot ulcers, a common cause of diabetes-related amputations.
  • The Difference (New York, NY)
    The Difference provides on-demand therapy via phone or smart speaker.
  • Lazarus (Cambridge, MA)
    Lazarus uses historical patient data and deep learning to help predict the early onset of cancer.
  • Omni Fund (San Francisco, CA)
    Omni Fund uses smart contracts to create autonomous insurances that run with near-zero overhead.
  • Slighter (Dover, DE)
    Slighter is a smart cigarette lighter that tracks smoking habits and trains users to reduce gradually until they quit.
  • Slope Software (Atlanta, GA)
    SLOPE helps actuaries build and analyze complex financial models in a fraction of the time using only a web browser.
  • Smiletronix (Barcelona, Spain)
    Smiletronix completes a dental health scan anytime, anywhere in under a minute with their personal handheld device and app.
  • Zogo Finance (Durham, NC)
    Zogo pays kids to learn personal finance by partnering with financial institutions.

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