Given COVID-19, there is an urgent need for new tools to address the new problems created by this unprecedented situation.

Given COVID-19, there is an urgent need for new tools to address the new problems created by this unprecedented situation. We have formed a virtual hack where students and industry professionals come together to identify and address pandemic related issues and to come up with solutions to positively impact people’s lives.

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Prizes

Community Oriented Project Winner

This prize will be provided to the team that has the best project with the ability to improve COVID-19 response in the local community.

Healthcare Oriented Project Winner (2)

This prize will be provided to the team that has the best project with the most impact on the Healthcare community. Solutions here can solve critical unmet needs for doctors, nurses, hospitals, etc.

Drug Discovery Project Winner

New vaccines and drugs are currently being developed and tested to address the virus. This prize will be provided to the team that has the best project with the most impact from a drug discovery and development perspective.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Industry Professionals and Students are Welcome!

Requirements

To submit your project to our Hackathon, you are required two deliverables: a demonstration video and a code submission. The demonstration video has a 3 minute max and you can just submit the link during project submission. Think of this video as your elevator pitch and utilize it to show off what you've worked on. For your code, just upload all the code/design/materials you worked on over the competition in the form of a zipped file. Feel free to add GitHub links, research, you've done, etc.

Judges

Dr. Raul Perez-Olle

Dr. Raul Perez-Olle
Vice President of Medical Affairs at MacroGenic, Inc

Silvia Garcia Codony

Silvia Garcia Codony
CEO at Mira Therapeutics

Scott Omelianuk

Scott Omelianuk
Editor in Chief at Inc. Magazine

Adrienne Choma

Adrienne Choma
Former Life Sciences Executive

Leigh Ann Soltysiak

Leigh Ann Soltysiak
Commercialization Strategy Consultant at Silverleaf Consulting

Judging Criteria

  • Approach & Idea
    - Clearly addresses the stated need - Is feasible from a clinical and technical standpoint - Is creative and innovative - Is commercially viable and scalable
  • Product
    - Is technically sound - Utilizes technology in an interesting or innovative way - Is demonstrable - Exudes a sense of simplicity and intuitiveness in design and function - Looks appealing and professional - Is designed keeping the end user in mind
  • Elevator Pitch
    - Is described in a succinct and clear manner - Is presented in a way that’s engaging to the audience - Is well-thought out with a defined purpose
  • Bonus
    - Is there anything you find extraordinary about the project?

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good
  • COVID-19