AXA, the number one global insurance brand (Interbrand), has partnered with Impact Hub to introduce an initiative with the goal of empowering people to live better lives through efforts to prevent health and safety risks. Prevention With Impact will award one outstanding venture with a personalized acceleration program, professional consultancy from AXA’s expert employee network, and €50,000 to scale.

“The insurance industry is facing demand to better meet the needs of a rapidly evolving society” said Kamael Ann Sugrim, Impact Hub Global Managing Director. “We are proud to collaborate with a company that embraces disruption through various initiatives like this one. Our community of 16,000+ social innovators catalyzes change on the world’s most pressing issues, and we are ready to put our 12 years of international scaling experience to work in identifying and supporting purpose-driven health and safety initiatives capable of transforming this sector. We are convinced that ordinary people can create extraordinary impact together when presented with the right means that enable them to make a difference. Through the investment and connections of one of the world’s most valuable brands, Prevention With Impact is an opportunity to amplify entrepreneurial action toward the just and sustainable world we believe in.”

AXA's Prevention with Impact Accelerator for Health & Safety Ventures in Partnership with Impact Hub

This is the eighth consecutive year that AXA has been the number one global insurance brand on Interbrand’s list, where they are the 46th best global brand overall. What keeps them on top? We think it is what encouraged us to become their partner: a longstanding commitment to innovation. AXA has created an entire innovation ecosystem devoted to accelerating disruptive business models and collaborating with startups at all stages. And this year, the concept will play a part in their annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Week, when AXA’s 166,000 employees in 64 countries will vote for their favorite Prevention With Impact finalist.

The winning initiative will receive a one-on-one acceleration program tailored to their individual needs. The journey to scale begins with a 7-day workshop in a European city on July 17, followed by three months of in-depth mentorship with an AXA Global Graduate. This high-potential employee will work alongside the venture to help develop and pitch a scaling plan to AXA departments for a chance at commercialization. Combined with a €50,000 grant and access to AXA executives for pro-bono advice, the Prevention With Impact accelerator is a concrete step on the path to global scaling.

Eligible applicants must be dedicated to helping reduce risks to people and their property through interventions in the following health and safety categories: healthy living & fitness, addiction prevention & management, digital healthcare, mental health & wellness, chronic disease treatment, fire safety, road & automotive safety, security & theft prevention, workplace safety, safety at home, and cyber security.


Registered for-profit and nonprofit entities from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply by March 24. Impact Hub membership is not required, but initiatives must be globally scalable and have demonstrated impact. Preference is given to solutions that can be digitally distributed.

Help make the world a healthier and safer place! Share this opportunity with a venture you know would make a great candidate.

For more information, visit the Prevention With Impact website and follow #AXAaccelerator on social media.

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