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Another Hack At It


We did it again. Upward Hartford was buzzing with activity today as more than 20 people joined in on the InsurTech Hackathon on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Hartford, CT. MC Nate Eusko started things off with an intro and some overviews from Upward Hartford and InsurTech Hartford, followed by the Business Model Canvas overview. By 10:30AM, we were primed and ready to go!


To get things going, Nate offered up several great InsurTech themes for people to consider:

  • Digital Customer Experience

  • Sharing Economy

  • Gamification

  • Cyber


Little did he know themes would not be necessary. Several participants were ready to offered up their own ideas. Today we ideated business models for:

  • Did somebody say chatbot? Yup, and it's a killer idea

  • A cool idea using IoT and destined to help small businesses reduce absenteeism and risk

  • An insurance wallet concept with cool unstructured data processing tech

  • An incredible business model for drones to service the insurance industry


Special thanks to the brave souls who presented: Dina Belyayeva, Nick Khamarji, Avdhesh Saxena, Michael Xu, Christian Lemp, and Ian Harrington


Everyone seemed to have a great time. We have pictures to prove it on our Meetup group. The engagement was super-high. We are also starting to see some familiar faces at the events. When will we see you?


InsurTech Hackathon Weekend

Upward Hartford and InsurTech Hartford are pulling together a great InsurTech Hackathon Weekend event. If you'd like to learn more, check out the event website ( or watch this video. If you can't wait to register, visit the Eventbrite registration page.



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