Programme details

“a truly transformative accelerator”

Take the guesswork out of your microinsurance activities by joining the Microinsurance Master accelerator programme.

The 2024 edition is fully booked, but we are already accepting applications for 2025.

Read on to find out the details of the programme, who it’s for, and how to apply, as recommended by 95 Microinsurance Masters with a 98% rating.

Accelerator phase 1: Two-week immersion

4 to 15 March 2024 (dates for 2025 tbc)

Gain an insider perspective of a microinsurance champion

You spend two weeks in the Philippines, to learn how Pioneer Insurance grew to 18 million microinsurance clients

Gain an insider perspective of a microinsurance champion
programme starting from the client

It starts from the client

"You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back to the solution, not the other way around."

Adapted from Steve Jobs

Overview of the immersion programme (draft)

    • Microinsurance’s why & the microinsurance business case
    • Microinsurance customer development & business model canvas
    • Meet the clients: Customer centricity & customer discovery in practice
    • Claims handling: the moment of truth
    • Product market fit & distribution channels
    • Meet the clients: we spend the day with clients
    • Day off: Manilla city tour
    • Meet the clients: Value proposition testing in the field
    • Microinsurance products’ value proposition
    • Growth hacking & performance monitoring
    • Microinsurance stakeholders: investors and regulation
    • Pitch your solution & the way forward

Accelerator phase 2: three months of mentoring

Following the two-week immersion


Accelerate your business with guidance from industry leaders

The important second step of the accelerator are eight online mentoring sessions in the three months after the immersion.

Accelerator phase 3: Alumni network

For life

“We now have a direct connection with like-minded organisations and some of the greatest industry leaders. That’s priceless.”


Our alumni already include 74 CEOs and microinsurance champions from 60 organisations in 31 countries, including:
programme who will be attending

Who should join the accelerator?

“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.”

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

Who delivers the programme?

The accelerator is guided by a host, a facilitator, and coaches – all of whom have impressive track records in the microinsurance sector. 

Your host: Pioneer Insurance

Pioneer Insruance and their partners we will visit during our immersion in the Philippines have a ton of lessons to share from their microinsurance journey – good and bad. 

We will spend time with their leaders and staff and visit branches and clients to gain a deep understanding of the pros and cons of their business models. 

Microinsurance Master Immersion 2020
Bert Opdebeeck Microinsurance Master facilitator

Your facilitator: Bert Opdebeeck

Bert Opdebeeck will be your key contact and guide during training:

Your mentors

Microinsurance Master works with seasoned leaders in the sector. The wealth of experience that they bring will ensure your mentoring needs are amply met. 

Industry experts who have mentored our participants include:

Michael McCord

Michael J. McCord

Managing Director of the
MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman

Geric Laude

Geric Laude

Head of Non-Life Retail at Pioneer Insurance

Afua Boahemaa Donkor

Afua Donkor

Founder AssureAdvisors Ltd,
former CEO of Star Microinsurance Ghana

Richard Leftley

Richard Leftley

Executive Vice President MIC Global,
former Founder of MicroEnsure

The supporting partners

The Microinsurance Master programme is created in partnership with:

When does it start?

Microinsurance Master runs once a year.

The 2024 edition will start on 4 March. The programme will start with a two-week immersion in the Philippines, followed by eight mentoring sessions in the three months thereafter. 

What is the investment to join?

The investment to join the accelerator is 11,950 US Dollar.

95 Microinsurance Masters praise their return on investment with a 98% recommendation rating.

What’s included?

What’s not included?

Join with a tailored payment plan

For organisations that cannot pay the full investment upfront, we can agree on a payment plan:

Note that there is limited availability to join us with a payment plan. Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your eligibility. 

What happens next?

Apply now to join Microinsurance Master in 2024. There are only 20 seats, and several have already been confirmed. 

The application process is simple:

  • Your organisation: the microinsurance ambition and support for your application
  • Your profile and motivation
  • Your potential group fit
  • Submission date: Places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. We will choose a diverse group, so the sooner you apply the better your chance of approval