Last month, Communication Design junior Brinna Thomsen participated with a team of Cornell and Cornell Tech students in MIT’s FinTech Hackathon. The group took home the grand prize of $5,000 for their project, Switch: Fifty-five million American freelancers cite income volatility and the cost of self-insurance as their biggest barriers to doing more work. Switch is an intelligent digital broker that recommends personalized liability insurance based on a worker’s gig profile. On-demand coverage lets users save money by insuring themselves only while they are on the job. With quick onboarding, simple terms and effortless claims, freelancers can spend less time covering losses and more time earning money.
Read more about the hackathon here.
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