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Nov. 2-4

17:30 GMT+3
$10,000

HealthTech Hackathon

BDL Accelerate 2016 has joined forces with Garage48 and Hacking Surgery to organize the Mediterranean’s 1st International HealthTech Hackathon.

Applications are closed.


This Hackathon will bring together 100+ talented doctors, engineers, coders, designers, and business & marketing professionals around the world* to disrupt the health and medical industries. Professionals and entrepreneurs are welcome alike.

The teams will work for 48 hours to deliver a beta-prototype. This hackathon is a very unique experience with the vibrant community energy, top-notch mentors and “no-powerpoint” rule.

The Winner of the BDL Accelerate 2016 HealthTech Hackathon will be awarded a $10,000 Cash Prize to continue development of their idea into a full working IT tool. More prizes and surprises to be announced soon.


Calendar


  • Day 1/ Wednesday, Nov 2
  • Day 2/ Thursday, Nov 3
  • Day 3/ Friday, Nov 4
Day 1/ Wednesday, Nov 2

Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks

17:30

Opening remarks

18:15

Presentation of ideas

18:45

Coffee Break

19:45

Presentation of ideas continues

20:00

Team formation

21:00

Team work begins!

22:00
Day 2/ Thursday, Nov 3

Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

09:00

Checkpoint #1

10:00

Mentors go around

11:00

Lunch

13:00

Product development…

13:45

Inspirational start-up story

16:00

Dinner

19:00

Product development…

19:45

Checkpoint #2. Development continues…

20:00
Day 3/ Friday, Nov 4

Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues

09:00

Checkpoint #3

10:00

Pitch drill session #1

11:00

Lunch

13:00

Pitch drill session #2

14:00

Coffee break with light meal/snacks

17:00

Final event

18:00

Winners & networking

20:00

NB! Schedule is tentative, changes are possible and likely to happen.


Mentors



Ragnar

Sass

Co-founder of Garage48, Co-founder of Pipedrive


Jean

Nehme

Founder of Touch Surgery


Andres

Susi

Tech Entrepreneur


Kair

Kasper

Customer Life Cycle Manager at Pipedrive


Maido

Parv

Visual Designer at Skype


Helen

Kokk

UI/UX expert and Graphic Designer at Made By


Alvar

Lumberg

Engineering Lead at TransferWise


Agu

Suur

Head of Development at Clanbeat


Kristel

Kruustük

Founder & CEO of Testlio


Mathew

Farkash

Entrepreneur and Founder of Blueprint Health


Max

Armani

Ultra High Net Worth & Family Office Advisor’ at UBS


Loubna

Bouarfa

Machine Learning Expert at Okra Technologies


Ali

Bahsoun

Academic lead at Touch Surgery and Clinical Entrepreneur at NHS England


Axel

Sylvan

Doctor, Founder, CM & PO of My Recovery


Jüri

Kaljundi

Co-founder, Weekdone team management service & Garage48 startup foundation


Ussamah

El-khani

LGI Surgery ST6 at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Naveen

Cavale

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon


Rosie

Runciman

Director and Co-founder of The Sound Doctor, Producer of Health Today Radio- NHS


Adel

Tabchy

Medical Oncologist, Breast and Women Cancer specialist, Researcher at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX


F.A.Q.


  • What is BDL Accelerate HealthTech Hackathon 2016?
  • Who can participate?
  • I don’t have my own team? Can I come?
  • How to submit and pitch an idea?
  • How long is the pitch?
  • How are the ideas selected on the event?
  • Is 48 hours enough?
  • Is it a startup competition to get funding?
  • How big is an ideal team?
  • Can I buy a domain and set up hosting account before the event?
  • What happens to the developed products and services after the event?
  • Is the Hackathon a continuous 48-hour marathon or can I sleep during the event too?
  • Can I leave the conference and come back at any time?
  • What if I have been accepted to the Hackathon event as a participant but can not come to the event?
What is BDL Accelerate HealthTech Hackathon 2016?

It is an intensive hackathon where people pitch ideas, form teams and build prototypes or sometimes full service over the 48 hours. The BDL Accelerate HealthTech Hackathon is focused on disrupting the healthcare industry with technology.

Who can participate?

Registration is open to anyone. We are looking for people with different roles – front-end developers, back-end developers, mobile developers, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, project managers and health sector specialists, but also other people interested in building a cool project within 48 hours.

I don’t have my own team? Can I come?

Sure, BDL Accelerate HealthTech Hackathon 2016 is about networking, meeting new people, hacking, building new services and finding new friends. After pitching ideas on Wednesday evening, all participants will choose their favourite idea and form a team on-site. You should carefully review all pitched ideas, talk to the team members, negotiate, brainstorm and finally find a best matching project for yourself. Then join this team and start working on the project.

How to submit and pitch an idea?

We ask all participants to submit their ideas already when registering but also share your idea to our Facebook group before the event. This allows other participants to review their idea, ask questions and possibly to develop the idea further. On the hackathon event, there will be about 30-35 slots for ideas.

How long is the pitch?

On Wednesday night there are 90 second pitches for each idea, followed by 2-3 questions from audience/mentors. You can have one slide (PDF) to support your pitch.

How are the ideas selected on the event?

Afterwards when ideas are pitched, each participant will choose the idea that s/he wants to work on. Ideas that are able to gather a sufficient team around them will prevail. People who have chosen the ideas that are not able to gather proper team will have join other teams.

Is 48 hours enough?

Yes and no. 48 hours is more than enough time to take an idea, build a working prototype, alpha or beta service and make it publicly available for users, potential customers. However, to make your prototype, alpha or beta into a viable business, much more work after the event is needed. We encourage (and give preference in selection) to those participants, who show an interest and willingness to continue working on (successful and promising) ideas after the event!

Is it a startup competition to get funding?

Not really. The main idea of the event is to build startup community, find new friends and meet people, build something cool in 48 hours. But it’s not so much about winning the prize or getting financing. You might get financing as well, and as a matter of fact our Main Prize is 10,000$ in cash, but that’s not the main goal. This hackathon is mostly an experience of building a new (working) project in 48 hours, meet and work with new people whom you probably would not meet otherwise.
If you’re interested in participating in a Startup Competition at BDL Accelerate 2016, you can find more information here.

How big is an ideal team?

In our experience, best teams have between 4 and 7 members. Each team should be self-sufficient by having all the main roles (business and product vision, design, programming, marketing, business development, health sector specialist) covered.

Can I buy a domain and set up hosting account before the event?

Yes, you can do various preparations for your project unless you start designing or coding. We encourage you to think of the project name, business model, short term and long-term plan etc. But it’s not allowed to do any coding work on the project before the BDL Accelerate HealthTech Hackathon event.

What happens to the developed products and services after the event?

The project built during the Hackathon event is owned by the team who built it. So it’s up to the teams to decide how do they take it forward. Some ideas are very likely to be developed into successful businesses, others struggle to find a feasible business model and fade away. Organizers are encouraging teams to continue developing the ideas and provide mentorship, but ultimately, the success or failure rests solely with the members of the team.

Is the Hackathon a continuous 48-hour marathon or can I sleep during the event too?

Sleep is for the weak. (Just kidding). While some teams pulled all-nighters at the last events, most successful teams did take time to get a full 7-8 hour sleep, come back in the morning refreshed and were fully productive during the day. We provide floor space for foreigners in the venue in case you want to save on hotel costs. Also, we will provide selected applicants flying in for the Hackathon with accommodation.

Can I leave the conference and come back at any time?

The BDL Accelerate HealthTech Hackathon is a 48 hour event, with 24 hour security on site. You can come and go as you please but you will need to keep your name tags and armbands on at all times.

What if I have been accepted to the Hackathon event as a participant but can not come to the event?

Please notify us by e-mail as soon as possible about such changes so that we can give your spot to someone else in the waiting list.



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