Scott is absolutely right here. I think this is a mandatory first step - no support at this level, simply don't start. Given the fundamental change needed, specifically in Insurers - this has to be top down.
Getting access and meetings has been relatively straight forward, but be clear on everyone's objectives here and as a startup - clear on purpose & objectives - don't be afraid to ask 'whats in it for me'.
Beware of the Startup Petting Zoo or Corporate Tourism!
Worth reading the next 6 tips too - all good solid points from Scott at Trov. I continue to believe some very exciting times ahead.
Real innovation is driven top-down; be wary if you don’t have C-level support. Heads of Innovation (or similar titles-du jour) are in vogue today but watch out when fundamental financials get compressed. Insurtech is growing-up amid a relatively profitable era in global insurance with few major calamities to drain coffers. When that changes (and it will) and the fear of pinched profits returns to the boardroom, innovation may be sacrificed on the altar of margin-efficiencies and viewed as a luxury of plenty.