Health hackathon for developers and medical experts to spark innovations in health tech.

Spark new health tech innovations in a fun and competitive environment with 150 fellow developers, designers, and medical experts at the 24 hour MedHack MedHackathon.

Full event page (and registration) here.

Begin by learning challenges faced in the healthcare industry then build a team and go head to head with peers for fun, funny, and unique awards such as "most fundable", "best hack", "most practical" and "monster hackers".

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Eligibility

Participants:

  • Individuals (over 18 years of age);
  • Teams of up to 8 individuals (max 6 suggested)
  • Pre-seed and seed stage startups, up to $1MM in financing. Please no larger organizations.

Location:

This is an in-person event, only in-person submissions are permitted.

Requirements

Judging categories:

  • Upon submssion, please indicate which awards you built for.

What to create:

  • Only functioning prototypes will be accepted. No powerpoint decks, please.

Platforms

  • Web
  • Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)
  • Hardware (Arduino et. al. ok too)

How to enter

You must attend the event to participate.

Judges

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette
Managing Director – Startup Lab, Singularity University

Satish Ramakrishnan

Satish Ramakrishnan
VP Technology Development, Comcast

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks
Associate Dean, University of San Francisco

Pat Salber

Pat Salber
Founder, Health Tech Hatch

Sharon Knight

Sharon Knight
Founder, AVIA Ventures

Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson
Founder, Hackers and Founders

Andy Lam

Andy Lam
Managing Partner, Uprising

Brad Lawson

Brad Lawson
Managing Partner, Xtend Advisors

Eddy Lee

Eddy Lee
Principle, Fenox Ventures

Edward McKenna

Edward McKenna
Principal, North Highland Consulting

John Merrells

John Merrells
CTO, Johnmerrells.com

Keith Gregg

Keith Gregg
Chairman & CEO, JRG Ventures

Steven Atneosen

Steven Atneosen
Managing Director, Grand Chasm Ventures

Tushar Vasisht

Tushar Vasisht
Product Owner & HIT Strategy, BlueShield of CA

Sven Junkergard

Sven Junkergard
Director of Technology, Zephyr Health

Akhsar Kharebov

Akhsar Kharebov
Chief Evangelist, Validic

Neil Solomon

Neil Solomon
VP Quality and Care System Transformation, BlueShield of CA

Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson
Founder, Hackers & Founders

Paul Willard

Paul Willard
Partner, Subtraction Capital

Jerry Gross

Jerry Gross
Executive Director, Digital Health Development IS, Amgen

Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts
Consultant, Dignity Health

Nate Randall

Nate Randall
Sr. Manager, Global Benefits, Tesla Motors

Aenor Sawyer

Aenor Sawyer
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Mark Su

Mark Su
Senior Principle, Covidien

Diane Schrader

Diane Schrader
Principal, Lionfish Capital

David Gregg

David Gregg
CMO, StayWell

Heather Tanner

Heather Tanner
Vice President, Clinical, Regulatory & Quality, Tria Beauty

Benedikt Opp

Benedikt Opp
prebacked

Judging Criteria

  • Team strength
    How strong is the team's abilities? 1 = Fully unimpressed with every team member 5 = "I'd fund / hire every single person right this second." Applies to: Best hack Most fundable
  • Market size
    How large is the market for this product? 1 = No market 5 = $100BN market+ Applies to: Most fundable Most practical
  • "Wow factor"
    "What, this, I can't believe... WOW" 1 = Yawn 5 = I can't breathe this is so cool Applies to: Best hack
  • Potential impact
    How likely is this to save lives if the product worked, was developed, and widely distributed? 1 = won't save any lives 5 = Equivalent impact to curing AIDS, Cancer, etc. Applies to: Most practical
  • Product Vision
    How strong is the team's vision for this product / prototype? 1 = No vision, likely a "best hack" category contender 5 = Fully developed path to market and beyond Applies to: Most fundable