2017 was an amazing year for the InsurTech industry, and for Hartford. Hartford’s InsurTech scene grew from nothing to a rising force in the industry. From LA to NYC, and globally to London, Asia, and New Zealand, we’ve expanded the InsurTech Hartford brand and helped to make our city a place the world is now looking to for insurance innovation.
HARTFORD’S INSURTECH ACTIVITIES IN 2017
In 2017, Hartford saw the following InsurTech events. All of this activity serves to make Hartford a great foundation for insurance innovation.
Increased awareness and community engagement through the InsurTech Hartford platform
- 12 InsurTech events
- 5 Hackathons
- 5 Networking and education events
- 2 Private events
- More than 500 people attended one or more local event
- 2 Speaking engagements
- 4 Newspaper write-ups
- $8,000+ in Hackathon prizes
The emergence of 4 Connecticut-based InsurTech startups
- Friendly Agent Bot
The formation of the Hartford InsurTech Hub and the launch of an Accelerator program powered by world-renowned Startupbootcamp
A powerful Insurance Market Summit event focusing on industry change, run by the Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services Cluster (CT IFS)
So much of this is happening because of the strong insurance assets in our local community
- 30,000+ insurance professionals working downtown Hartford daily
- Over 100,000 direct and indirect insurance jobs across Connecticut
- Significant presence of several industry leaders across P&C, health, life, and commercial insurance
Let’s not forget Upward Hartford. Upward Hartford is the home to innovation in Hartford and key to the city’s future. Shana Schlossberg and the crew helped with InsurTech Hartford events by providing space and logistical support. Without their help, we would not have had near this level of success in 2017.
We also need to mention some key people who have helped significantly in growing the community:
- Nathan Eusko
- Dina Belyayeva
- Gwendolyn Hanh
- Frank Sentner
- Paul Tyler
- Mike Kalen
We are excited about the potential insurance innovation offers our community, and we look forward to a bigger and better 2018.
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