IAG Firemark Ventures

Australia or Singapore

Head of Accelerator Programme

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Head of Accelerator Programme

Do you want to leverage your accelerator programme experience and global start-up network to support Founders build, launch, and grow their businesses? Does leading a team to support top InsurTech start-ups, and drive growth of IAG and the broader insurance sector excite you? Do you enjoy building for scale, crushing operational blockers, and leading a team from 0 to 1? Firemark Collective, Insurance Australia Group’s (IAG) Innovation and Venturing arm, are looking for their next Head of Accelerator Programme – to lead the design and execution of the evolution of Firemark Accelerate, our incubator programme. This position can be based in either Australia or Singapore.

Launched in 2020, Firemark Accelerate has successfully concluded four Seasons and graduated 28 start-ups. The programme lays the foundations for start-ups to land and expand into new markets, find potential partners and investors, and test their insurance use cases with Australia and New Zealand’s largest general insurer, IAG. Most importantly, the 12-week programme prepares the start-ups to become corporate ready. Offering a unique tailored approach, catering to a start-ups individual business model, goals, and needs we are ready for our next evolution of the programme to become the Globally Leading InsurTech Accelerator.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience delivering incubator programmes, managing complex projects and leading and developing teams. Top candidates will be self-motivated, have the ability to execute on large-scale projects end-to-end and to identify and eliminate bottlenecks for their team members. The role requires elements of strategy, design and delivery with significant stakeholder engagement and ongoing management – often in a complex and ambiguous environment, where a strong bias for action is required. This role will also work closely with a variety of programme partners across APAC to identify start-ups and new opportunities. The successful candidate will be focused on nurturing existing relationships with government partners, venture capital firms, and insurance partners to support and continue to scale the programme and further help us connect with the leading start-up Founders and select the top applicants to participate.

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