About this event
Hacking Health is partnering with its national sponsor Desjardins Insurance, and e-Health 2016 and Gevity to deliver an 8-week Design Challenge culminating in a showcase presentation with prizes to be awarded at the e-Health 2016 Conference. The challenge will begin with the Kick-Off Event on Saturday, April 2nd at the Centre for Digital Media co-presented by Desjardins Insurance.
How it works
The process kicks off with pitches of the healthcare problems presented by project leaders, usually a healthcare professional with an idea. Once the pitch time is over, the audience of participants will form teams who will then work together virtually to develop and refine their solutions over the next 8 weeks.
Hacking Health will host in-person bi-weekly meetups during this time that will feature exciting keynotes to keep the Design Challenge teams engaged and motivated.
Teams will re-convene on the evening of June 5th at the e-Health 2016 Conference for the Opening Reception & Pitch Presentations, giving short pitches recapping their progress to date and networking with conference delegates.
Mentors and digital health experts will meet with the teams throughout the day on June 6th to offer feedback and suggest ways to improve their prototypes. Teams will then spend the next 24 hours modifying, improving, testing, validating and tuning their prototypes in preparation for the demo competition. Once the hacking is complete, all teams will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges and the top 10 finalists will be invited to present to conference delegates in the afternoon of June 7th. Winners from the final presentations will be announced with awards presented shortly after.
We will support you when you need it, we will feed you often,
and we will make sure our partners provide an opportunity to make your projects a reality!