SURI is a group of Stanford researchers and collaborators exploring the frontier of Resilience Science & Engineering, an emerging field which applies engineering analyses to broader questions of social impact and human behavior in the context of natural disasters and extreme events. SURI partners with (re)insurers and startups to harness non-traditional data sources to quantify resilience and support decision making for disaster planning.

The Global Insurance Accelerator is a mentor-driven business accelerator designed to foster innovation in the insurance industry by supporting startups targeting the global insurance industry. We take in early-stage companies who are building solutions that support the insurance industry. We provide seed funding, networking with our mentors, a desk in our beautiful office in Des Moines, 100-days of on-site support and time on stage at the Global Insurance Symposium with hundreds industry executives in attendance. This is not your typical accelerator. Our investors are insurance carriers, our mentors are primarily from the insurance ecosystem. Startups participating in our program find product-market fit and do customer discovery faster than they could ever do at any other accelerator. We are a strategic partner.