The following rules were inspired by Angelhack and TechCrunch Disrupt hackathons. Our wish is to keep the hackathon open and meaningful for all participants. Please contact us if you have any questions.
1. Ownership and IP
Teams retain full ownership of what they build at Hacking Health events. We recommend that you discuss issues of ownership and IP (including any special circumstances which may apply to your work) with all of your collaborators at the beginning of your project.
2. Fresh projects
We ask that you only pitch new projects, which your team can continue to develop after the hackathon. The goal here is to support the formation of new interdisciplinary teams to overcome barriers to innovation in healthcare.
This is an ideal chance to go out on a limb and experiment with an idea that you're not sure will work, or a project you wouldn't normally have time for in your regular job or studies. When else will you get the chance to have doctors and health administrators give you direct feedback on your work?
Hacking Health is a great place for new startups to find co-founders, recruit employees, and meet early adopters and potential customers. We suggest startups register under startup tickets so they can make a demo of their product/service to the crowd.
We also love to involve established companies, who are encouraged to partner with Hacking Health by supporting the event, providing prizes for teams, bringing in the support of quality mentors, and offering API challenges. We ask that established companies avoid pitching internal projects. Employees of companies are, of course, welcome and encouraged to pitch and join fresh projects.
3. Project Pitches
Project pitches must be posted to sparkboard by 5pm on Friday. Voting on projects will determine the pitch and demo order. There will only be 60 seconds to make your pitch, any slides or photos you wish to use must be on sparkboard.
4. Demo Submissions
Demos must be submitted by 11am on Sunday through hackinghealth.ca/demo in order to make a presentation on Demo day.