What is Hack4Health?
Hack4Health is a weekend long hackathon for entrepreneurs and developers to work with some of the latest health and fitness datasets and develop revolutionising ideas and launch innovative new products and begin your startup journey.
Attendees will be provided with space, food and drink, and fellow health and fitness enthusiasts and will spend the whole weekend working on any project you choose so long as it has a health or fitness focus. You will be able to mingle with and be inspired by existing digital health startups, leading industry representatives and mentors throughout the weekend.
Why should I take part in Hack4Health?
You’re a developer, designer, or a business type who is passionate about health or fitness and wants to meet fellow enthusiasts, work on an idea, develop an innovative new app or website that could revolutionise the sector, and take it forward to launch your very own startup.
If your product is selected as the best out of the weekend, you will win desk space at the newly launched Open Data Institute, a newly opened co-working space that will be the world’s leading centre in which the exploitation of Open Data is demonstrated. The winning team will also present their project at the grand launch of the Open Data Institute in December.
Teams that choose to take their project further into a startup will be supported and mentored as part of the Healthbox accelerator program. You will have unique access to a world-class mentor network that will provide your new startup with invaluable advice and connections. You’ll be able to develop ideas, test assumptions, focus your new business and network with other promising startups.
When and where is Hack4Health taking place?
Hack4Health takes place from Friday 2nd November through to Sunday 4th November 2012 at the Open Data Institute.
How do I take part in Hack4Health?
Visit the application page and complete the form to apply to attend.
Who is organising Hack4Health?
The weekend is being jointly organised by Coadec, Healthbox, Open Data Institute, NHS Information Centre, Cabinet Office, the Open Knowledge Foundation and NHS Hackday.