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Healthcare’s Grand H@ckfest: A Production of MIT H@cking Medicine and the Kauffman Foundation

March 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - March 16, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Healthcare’s Grand H@ckfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend

This March H@cking Medicine will bring to you the THE Hackathon of all hackathons in collaboration with the Kauffman Foundation this March 14-16 at MIT’s Media Lab. For the first time ever, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and healthcare professionals will break into various tracks (e.g. diabetes, sensors, global technology, telehealth/mobile, and hospital CIO) in order to source the most innovative solutions for healthcare’s toughest pain points. Each track will be sponsored by industry partners, who will select winning prototypes developed over the course of the weekend to pilot following the hack-a-thon. Participants will have the opportunity to accelerate breakthrough ideas and the once in a lifetime chance to turn their ideas into reality. This is one hackathon you won’t want to miss!!rr

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.

Details

Start:
March 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
End:
March 16, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Website:
http://grandhackfest.wordpress.com/

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