InsurTech Hackathon Weekend 2017

Upward Hartford, Hartford
From Sep 8th 2017
To Sep 10th 2017
See the website


It's time to build it!

(And win some prizes, too, $8,000 worth!)

InsurTech Hartford and Upward Hartford have come together to help create a funfilled, engaging event. This Hackathon Weekend is a 48-hour event designed to take you from idea to MVP over the course of a weekend in one of the hottest growth industries - InsurTech.

Each weekend is special, but this year, the weekend of September 8, 9, 10 is extra special, as it will be the launch point for new InsurTech businesses.

InsurTech is simply the use of technology to create new or improve existing ways of running the insurance industry. Over the last 3 years, VCs invested over $5B into InsurTech startups. Hartford, known for its insurance industry leadership, is a great breeding ground for young companies and entrepreneurs. InsurTech offers great opportunities, and we are bringing it here.

Join us if you have:

A desire to pursue entrepreneurial ventures

Interest in developing a technology-centric / digital company

Love to solve problems

Want to work with incredible mentors and investors for an entire weekend

Did you ever want to be part of a startup from the ground floor? Did you ever want to start your own company?

This hackathon weekend can be the launch point! Here is what's in store for you:

Mentors - Meet mentors from around the country who have all had multiple exits

Investors - Rub shoulders with investors who are ready to write checks for great ideas

Education - Learn more about InsurTech from industry coaches

Networking - Meet others with similar goals and interest

Here's what else you get for the price of admission:

6 catered meals (Fri = 1, Sat = 3, Sun = 2)

Endless coffee, soda, water

Wifi, power, and space to enable your creation

The opportunity to work at Upward Hartford - the newest innovation center in downtown Hartford

Knowledge and tools to start a business

A problem statement, a business plan, a design, and a prototype

A hot judges panel of insurance experts, VCs, and entrepreneurs

New relationships and possible future business partners

Need more motivation? How about this: 

1st Place Prize - $5,000 - Sponsored By : Travelers! 

2nd Place Prize - $3,000 - Sponsored By : XL Catlin! 

The winning teams also have the opportunity to present their idea to insurance companies and investors during CT innovation week in October at Upward Hartford. Everyone can join regardless if you can code or not! Bring your ideals, entrepreneurial motivation, and creative energy! 

Special discounts are available for students who purchase by September 4th! Regular admission is $100. 

To read more about the schedule, the food and the mentors and judges - visit 

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