TOM:Boston​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Ruderman​ ​Inclusion​ ​Summit

In conjunction with the Ruderman Family Foundation and TOM (Tikkum Olam Makers), the Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program of Northeastern University is happy to announce a second MakeAthon in the works!

What is a Makeathon?

Between 6 and 10 teams comprised of engineers, designers, artists, healthcare professionals and more will compete to design and prototype solutions to everyday problems experienced by people with disabilities. Each product will be presented on Monday, November 20th to a panel of judges.

The winning team gains access to the IDEA Venture Accelerator at Northeastern University!

In attendance will be some of the biggest names funding the creation of products for those with physical disabilities. This Makeathon is a huge networking opportunity for all who attend.

The best part?

The Cost of Admission is Free


Fabrication Tools 

Wood Material
Tools and machinery 
3D Printers
Laser Cutters
CNC Milling machine
Electronics Materials


Bring Your Own Stuff! What Ever You Need BRING IT! Have a favorite tool? bring it with you!

Tell Us What You Need

Let us know if you need a specific material or tool and we’ll get it for you!

Team Budget

Every team will have its own budget for special materials

DEMO Day November 20th

Northeastern Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Join us on November 20th at 4:30pm in Seaport World Trade Center & Seaport Hotel for the closing event of this exciting and impactful Makeathon. We are excited to show what has been made and encourage the feedback of the community to guide teams with future improvements. This event is open to all Summit participants.


Daniel Feinberg EdD, MBA

Daniel Feinberg EdD, MBA

Director Health Informatics Program | Assistant Clinical Instructor, College of Computer & Information Science Department of Health Sciences
Michael Kane, PhD

Michael Kane, PhD

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University


Seaport World Trade Center & Seaport Hotel
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210