shared team prize for the winning incubation team
The internet has democratized the access to information, but it has also become a vehicle for spreading misinformation. This has become a significant challenge for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists, to deal with when it comes to vaccination, as they increasingly need to spend time discussing and convincing patients or their parents of the overall need for vaccination.
There is a need for patients and parents to be better educated on vaccination in general, on the overall benefits and risks before seeing a healthcare professional.
CHALLENGE 1 Educating parents of infants, school-age children, and adolescents
As a young mother, I’m unsure about which vaccines are vital for my child and which ones aren’t. Does she need to have that many in such a short time?
How can I find out what to do?
CHALLENGE 2 Educating adults and older adults
I am 70 years old, and I understand that there are many vaccines recommended for adults.
I have some common medical conditions that are frequent with people my age and am apprehensive about introducing vaccines into my body.
CHALLENGE 3 Enabling healthcare professionals
Healthcare professionals — including doctors, nurses and pharmacists — are looking for effective and efficient ways to communicate general information on vaccines to their patients ahead of consultations to save precious time, see more patients, and better realize the health outcomes of their patients.
Hackathon Prize pool
$4K for the winning team of each challenge
3 winning teams
$12K cash prize
A possibility of an additional prize for the winning teams:
a two-month incubation program worth $8K to support the development of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Step 1: Pre-Incubation Workshop
Step 2: Project refinement (1st month)
Step 3: Experiments (2nd month)
Throughout the 2 months, teams will have coaching sessions according to their needs (e.g. business, technology)
A professional video of each project will be made which will be used to judge the projects and determine the winner
One team will receive a $5000 shared prize
Additional team prizes may be awarded for
Second place = $3000
Third place = $2000
End of the incubation
Who can take part?
Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of area of expertise or skill-level!
A kick-off workshop will define objectives and deliverables of the incubation
Teams improve their projects
Progress recorded on a shared dashboard
Teams conduct crash tests with (proxy) end-users and integrate feedback into projects
At the end of the second month, teams formulate a business model and business plan
Registration & Dinner
Workshop: IBM Watson Assistant
End of Working
Announcement of Winners
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San Francisco, CA 94103