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".
Most practical solution
Awarded for the solution that needs to exist, right now. Winning submissions fulfill a burning need.
Awarded for most impressive use of technology. It might not be scalable, but it sure is cool.
Awarded for most scalable product with a large market, incredible team, and glorious vision.
Validic Vanguard Award
Awarded to the best integration of Validic. Prize includes several months of free workspace at the Validic office.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- 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.
This is an in-person event, only in-person submissions are permitted.
- Upon submssion, please indicate which awards you built for.
What to create:
- Only functioning prototypes will be accepted. No powerpoint decks, please.
- Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)
- Hardware (Arduino et. al. ok too)
How to enter
You must attend the event to participate.
Managing Director – Startup Lab, Singularity University
VP Technology Development, Comcast
Associate Dean, University of San Francisco
Founder, Health Tech Hatch
Founder, AVIA Ventures
Founder, Hackers and Founders
Managing Partner, Uprising
Managing Partner, Xtend Advisors
Principle, Fenox Ventures
Principal, North Highland Consulting
Chairman & CEO, JRG Ventures
Managing Director, Grand Chasm Ventures
Product Owner & HIT Strategy, BlueShield of CA
Director of Technology, Zephyr Health
Chief Evangelist, Validic
VP Quality and Care System Transformation, BlueShield of CA
Founder, Hackers & Founders
Partner, Subtraction Capital
Executive Director, Digital Health Development IS, Amgen
Consultant, Dignity Health
Sr. Manager, Global Benefits, Tesla Motors
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Senior Principle, Covidien
Principal, Lionfish Capital
Vice President, Clinical, Regulatory & Quality, Tria Beauty
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
How large is the market for this product? 1 = No market 5 = $100BN market+ Applies to: Most fundable Most practical
"What, this, I can't believe... WOW" 1 = Yawn 5 = I can't breathe this is so cool Applies to: Best hack
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
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