The hardest part of starting up is knowing where to start. At our Hackathon Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal healthcare startup environment for innovation and entrepreneurship magic to happen.
Surrounded by innovative, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.
Nurse Hackathon 2017
Nurses have plenty of ideas about making meaningful impact on the complex tangle of healthcare policies, procedures, and treatments that affect their patients. Nurse Hackathon 2017 proved that to be true! With over 150 people in attendance the 3 day event, March 24th-26th was a tremendous success!
1ST PLACE TEAM
Heera Care: a medical device designed to treat and manage incontinence. This team is well on it’s way – we will keep you updated on their development.
Jai Farswani, NEU Alumni 2011
Michelle Anderson, CLNC, BSN
Kelley Reiger, PNP, MSN, RN
Holli Delaporte CNA
2nd Place Team
BreathBalanceTM: a lifesaving mobile platform for individuals with respiratory disease that harnesses modern technologies to deliver life-saving just-in-time interventions.
Judy Lipperman RN, BSN
Christine Gordon MPH, Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, Northeastern University
3rd Place Team
IVSafT: Congratulations to our 3rd place team composed of 3 nurses. IVSafT created a new IV system that will decrease injuries and infections for those who have IV treatments. Stay tuned for more information on IVSafT as they pursue their patent and move this idea into a product!
Maggie McLaughlin RN ,BSN ,VABC
Melinda J Watman BSN ,MSN, MBA
Kristin M. Kunze RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC, SRNA
Here’s what happens during a Hackathon Weekend:
Dinner & Networking:
Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
Choose Your Project:
From the top projects – Choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.
60 Seconds to Pitch:
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
Build a Team:
Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Learn from the Best
Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.
Get to Work
We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it.
Present in Front of Panel Judges
The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.
Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.
Before the Event
If you are interested in entrepreneurship the answer is yes. Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you are motivated to improve healthcare by building a product or startup and are open to new ideas this is the event for you.
Using this link: https://events.attend.com/f/1383778212
There is a 50$ registration fee
No, but we do encourage you to. It can be something you have been thinking about for years or something that comes to you on the spot.
During the Event
Any ideas regarding improvement in healthcare are welcome. This year’s focus is on creating technology improving care for older adults aging and those with disabilities living at home.
No, this hackathon is for growing new businesses from the ground up over the course of the weekend.
After the Event
It is completely up to you and your team members if you would like to continue your venture outside of the hackathon.
The top 3 winning teams will all receive cash prizes,private 1 on 1 mentoring session from one of our leading coaches, an opportunity to pitch the Health Sciences Entreprenuers (HSE) to join as one of their new ventures, the top 2 winning teams will have lunch with Zafre Investments & the our winning team will be provided 3 months of work space courtesy of Canopy City!