$5,000 USD and an invitation to AngelHack?s HACKcelerator
*Overall High Score
April 18 - 19 2020 | University of New England - Innovation Hall | 18+ Event
CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS, ENTREPRENEURS, DESIGNERS, DATA SCIENTISTS, HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENTS, AND TECHNOLOGISTS!
Health has and always will be a hot button topic. From how we communicate information to receiving proper treatment, transformation in the health industry continues to evolve. The North Atlantic Health Hackathon is designed to band togetherlike-minded individuals from all over the North Atlantic to focus on one goal: innovation in the healthcare industry.
Over two days you will be asked to mix your passion and skills to create a project that will provide a lasting impact on the healthcare industry. Not only are there five prizes up for grabs, but the top team will be provided cash and entrance to a pre-accelerator to continue building their award-winning idea.
So, come with a team, or form a team on-site and make your mark on healthcare.
Choose one of these four health tracks to focus your project on.
Health Care needs technology to help speed up the communication lines between caretakers, care teams and patients. Our industry struggles with maintaining privacy while increasing the speed of communication. Build an app or digital solution that solves the communication barriers while maintaining health insurance portability and accountability compliance.
Knowledge is power and information is critical. We want to help our patients help themselves. Build an app that leverages and showcases readily available information so that it can be easily interpreted and acted upon:
Great health care is only useful if you can get it when you need it. There are Rural and Underserved Populations that find it challenging to access health care in a timely and relevant matter. Build an app or digital solution that helps connect doctors with patients in rural/ underserved communities:
Globally, one person dies from suicide every 40 seconds, and in the U.S. it is estimated that there are over 1.4 million suicide attempts per year.?In the U.S., suicide is the second leading cause of death among those aged 15-24.?In Maine, 27% of youth report feeling sad or hopeless, and this percentage has been rising nearly one point per year over the past decade.?More effective outreach to adults and youth is needed to combat feelings of depression and hopelessness that, if unaddressed, can lead to thoughts of suicide.?Create an app or social media-based platform that educates users and provides tools for suicide prevention.
Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and a maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges? scores:
$100 USD Travel Reimbursement Available
To Be Eligible You Must:
Once you have secured your ticket you will be emailed a travel stipend application. If selected to receive sponsorship, you will be contacted by NORA to secure your flights and hotel for the hackathon.
All developers, designers, entrepreneurs, data scientists, health professions students, and technologists who are 18+.
Teams can be created in advance using the North Atlantic Health Hackathon channel and/ or onsite and will be comprised of one to five individuals.
Winners of the North Atlantic Health Hackathon will be selected by a panel of judges who will use the judging requirements provided above. The overall top scoring project will win the grand prize.
All code developed as part of North Atlantic Health Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of North Atlantic Health Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at North Atlantic Health Hackathon. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries.