Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad (Allianz General) is set to feature in NEXEA Corporate Accelerator Programme 2021 for the second year running, renewing its interest in discovering potential partnerships.
The programme, co-organised by Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation(MDEC), Cyberview Sdn Bhd and AWS Activate, and supported by Cradle, will feature corporate partners Allianz General and Spritzer amongst others.
Allianz General Chief Executive Officer Sean Wang revealed that the Company was keen to partner NEXEA again as the Corporate Accelerator Programme offers access to some of the best up and coming start-ups currently in the market.
Following the programme last year, Allianz General had access to the top 20 start-ups, coming away from the programme with three corporate matching with two partnerships.
Allianz General’s affiliation with start-ups has seen it partner various organisations since 2017. Some of its stalwart partnerships include Pand.ai, who helped create Aida, Malaysia’s first customer-facing AI insurance chatbot, as well as distribution partners such as SPEEDHOME (home rental platform), SOCAR (car-sharing network), PolicyStreet (insurtech start-up), and RinggitPlus (online comparison site).
“Allianz General currently has over 50 active digital partnerships across various sectors but we are always on the lookout for partners that offer fresh, bold ideas that can change or elevate the way we do business and transform how our customers can benefit from products and services,” said Sean.
“Our experience with NEXEA has been great and electing to join this year’s programme was the easiest decision. Our goal this year is to identify potential partnerships that offer distribution opportunities that are mutually beneficial and start-ups that have sustainable business models and the capabilities to expand into newer markets,” added Sean.
Open to all Malaysian-based technology start-ups, the ﬁve-month long Corporate Accelerator Programme is designed to allow participating start-ups to gain business traction, improve on strategy and the other business fundamentals with guidance from mentors and experts.
In addition, the participating start-ups will also beneﬁt from a six-month Entrepreneurs Programme for start-ups to learn and grow with their peers and mento
The NEXEA Corporate Accelerator 2021 applications are open until 31 July 2021. To apply or ﬁnd out more about the programme, visit corporateaccelerator.org/.