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Stop Ebola Hackathon

December 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am - December 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Change the World in 48-Hours
You are invited to be part of a global movement to stop Ebola. Come develop innovative medical technologies to protect frontline health providers and save lives in West Africa and beyond. Looking for nurses, physicians, global health experts, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs to identify radical yet implementable innovations in the fight against Ebola. Teams will have 48 hours to tackle pressing challenges from the epicenter of the outbreak, focusing on the safe and effective delivery of care. Bring your ideas, your skills and your passion to help change the course of the Ebola epidemic.

Applications due by December 1st.

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.


December 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am
December 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am


Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
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