Our heartiest congratulations to Girish and Julien for their outstanding performance at this year’s BWH Hackathon 2014.
Great job guys!
The BWH Hackathon in collaboration with the Brigham Innovation Hub and MIT Hacking Medicine will bring together inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. The event will bring together a diverse, multidisciplinary group to “pitch” problems impacting healthcare, develop solutions over a two-day period, and then present demos of solutions to a panel of judges for recognition and honors.
The event provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with experts in a variety of fields and novices with infectious passion, pitch an idea for transforming a current health care process and then, together, ‘hack’ or devise a real solution. These solutions could be as straightforward as a wireframe sketch, or might require running to a local store for parts to build a prototype, or reaching out to a physician to ask a pressing question for a mobile app.
Whatever the process may be, the ultimate result could be the beginning of the next big health care transformation. End the weekend with a team, new connections, and prizes with potential access to BWH’s iHub resources, and a hack on its first steps towards disrupting healthcare. Past teams at hackathons just like this one have gone on to found companies, enter business plan competitions (MIT 100K), join an accelerator, and secure venture funding.
The BWH Innovation Hub is a new center created to help our community’s inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs develop, implement or commercialize their ideas. By providing support, connections, business analytics, resources, space and tools, the BWH Innovation Hub will foster collaboration across disciplines and connect our innovators and entrepreneurs to internal and external collaborators unleashing their potential to disrupt traditional medicine and building our reputation as an institution that initiates, encourages and supports the innovation process from ideation to testing to commercialization and adoption.
Please note – participants of the Hackathon may have their photo taken and posted on social media or used in print or web media.
The Brigham Innovation Hub is proud to announce the 2014 Hackathon is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.