Nov 26, 2016

India's First Health Hackathon organised by EMPI Business School with IncubateIND and BWDisrupt

India's First Health Hackathon organised by EMPI Business School with IncubateIND and BWDisrupt

EMPI B-School co-organised India's first health hackathon along with IncibateIND and BWDisrupt. The challenge of this Hackathon was to explore and develop technology and social business/model solutions in response to the problem of self-care for long term health issues. The theme for the health hack was to come up with technology or social solutions related to organ donation. The solutions can be oriented towards health informatics, wearable devices, and personalised medicine. Students from institutions like IIT, Delhi Technological University, Delhi University, YMCA, to name a few, participated in the battle of hackathon. It was a 30 hours non-stop hackathon. It ended on the second day with a judging process where the teams had to pitch their products to a panel of esteemed Jury, which comprised of:

Simi Anderson - Convener & Chairman, Association for Medical and Wellness Tourism
Puneet Kanodia - CEO, Ricoh
Hitendra Gosain - Co-Director, New Delhi Chapter, Founder Institute

The above judges had also given one to one mentoring session to the students. The Hackathon also had other distinguished mentors who came at different points in the course of the Hackathon to mentor the teams in shaping up their concepts:

Dr. Sanjay Saxena - AI Expert and Entrepreneur
Himanshu Aggarwal - Country Head, Marketing, IBM India
Kartik Arora - Product Expert, Deskera

Dr. Sanjay Saxena was the opening speaker who had set the theme and the pace of the Hackathon. The final pitches by all the teams at the end of the Hackathon was very interesting and some of them were potential scalable models. Three winning teams, who had pitched excellent products/concepts, won attractive cash prizes up to Rs. 50,000. The event was a great success, paving the way to more future entrepreneurial Hackathons at EMPI B-School.


Health Hack 2016 
Mentors with Teams - Health Hack 2016 
Organising Team of Health Hack 2016 
Participants of Health Hack 2016 
Pitching by Participants - Health Hack 2016 
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