The BWH Hackathon in collaboration with Brigham Innovation Hub and MIT Hacking Medicine will bring together inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. A hackathon is an event in which clinicians, programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, and others collaborate intensively on software projects. This year, our 3rd annual Hackathon, focused on Digital Health, will bring together a diverse, multidisciplinary group to “pitch” problems impacting healthcare, develop solutions over a two-day period, and then present demos of solutions to a panel of judges for recognition and honors. The event provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with experts in a variety of fields and novices with unbridled passion, pitch an idea for transforming a current health care process and then, together, ‘hack’ or devise a real solution. These solutions could be as straightforward as a wireframe sketch, or might require running to a local store for parts to build a prototype, or reaching out to a physician to ask a pressing question for a mobile app. Whatever the process may be, the ultimate result could be the beginning of the next big health care transformation. End the weekend with a team, new connections, and prizes with potential access to BWH’s iHub resources, and a hack on its first steps towards disrupting healthcare. Past teams at hackathons just like this one have gone on to found companies, enter business plan competitions (MIT 100K), join an accelerator, and secure venture funding. Interested? Please apply now and learn more about this year’s BWH Hackathon! Schedule: Friday, November 6th, 2015 12PM – 7PM Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cabot Atrium, 45 Francis Street, Boston, MA
12PM -4:30PM learn from experts about innovation, startups, IP law and more
5PM- 7PM – Networking, drinks and pizza
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 8AM – 10PM Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cabot Atrium, 45 Francis Street, Boston, MA
8-9AM – Breakfast
9-10AM – Introduction/Ground Rules/Speaker
10-10:30AM – 1st Round of Pitches
11-11:30AM – 2nd Round of Pitches
11:30AM-12:30PM – Teams Form
12:30-2PM – Lunch
12:30-10PM – Teams work
6:00-8:00PM – Dinner
Sunday, November 8th, 2015 8AM – 5PM Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cabot Atrium, 45 Francis Street, Boston, MA
Paula is a freelance science writer and strategic communications associate at Health Leads. Formerly a managing editor at MedTech Boston, she has a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and has worked with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston Globe, Social Documentary Network, BU Today and several nonprofit organizations. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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