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September 21-27

Create a team. Unite with a community healthcare provider. Build a product together to benefit our communities. Join us at the D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon 2020.

D'Youville's Healthcare Hackathon 2020 is a unique virtual competition that partners teams with community healthcare providers to develop solutions to our community's most plaguing healthcare problems. Starting on September 21, teams will work collaboratively to craft novel solutions for their partner institutions, attend virtual events, and participate in active, online learning experiences. After a week, they'll pitch their solutions to local healthcare leaders and the top teams will be awarded prizes.

  Event Dates: Monday, September 21 to Sunday, September 27, 2020

Contact Us

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A Diverse Team

Teams with up to 5 individuals each will compete for prizes. Create a diverse team with members of any age, background, or experience level to work together.

A Connected Virtual Experience

During the hackathon week, you'll work with your team to craft a solution to a partner problem while also joining your peers at info sessions and online experiences.

Prizes + Support

Hackathon winners will receive seed money to develop and deploy their solutions, along with incubator and development space from D'Youville.

HealthCare Leadership

Compete with other peers and experts working at the center of technology and healthcare in an event sponsored by a nationally-ranked university with a history and vision for healthcare innovation.

One Week. Concept. Develop. Pitch.

Claim your partner. Define your problem. Craft a solution and create your video pitch in one week. Solutions should not have been previously piloted. Panelists will choose the best of the best. Can you do it?

A Hub Project

The Healthcare Hackathon is a project of D'Youville's Health Professions Hub, an innovative vision for healthcare and education on Buffalo's West Side.
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Full Details (Coming Soon)

Prize Details, Full Schedule, Mentor Bios, and Partnerships Coming Soon!

We're are in the final stages of planning for the D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon 2020 so please keep an eye on this site for new and exciting updates. Or, be ambitious, and reach out using the form in the footer on this page and we'll send the details right to your inbox when they are finalized. We're excited to host this event and we welcome questions from any interested parties.

Register a Team (Coming Soon)

As hackathon participants, you'll be partnered with community partners and patients to develop solutions to our community's most plaguing healthcare problems. As a winner, you'll develop innovative solutions that will be cost-effectively manufactured and quickly deployed in our community. You'll also be supported in researching and reporting on the impact of your solution.

Registration opens soon. In the meantime, introduce yourself using the form in the footer below, and we'll reach out with all the details as soon as they're available. We look forward to your participation in the Healthcare Hackathon 2020.

— Registration Begins September 1, 2020 —

Become a Partner

Become a Partner or Sponsor

At the D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon, you'll find a unique focus on community building and development, from the design of the competition to the outcomes we hope to achieve. This year, we've added a new component to that with our community partner focus. If you're an WNY business, non-profit, or group we encourage you to reach out for details on becoming a Healthcare Hackathon partner and working with a team to provide a solution tailored to your industry or focus.

We also graciously thank our previous sponsors and invite new sponsors to join us for this Healthcare Hackathon. In our unique hackathon format, you'll actually sponsor a local business who will be a team partner — that team's solution will be a real-world implementation designed for them! 

If you're interested in being a partner or sponsor, let us know and we'll reach out with all the relevant details and benefits. Introduce yourself the form in the footer on this page, and we'll send more details when they're available.


History of the Healthcare Hackathon

The inaugural Healthcare Hackathon was held over the course of two days on the D'Youville campus. Competitors from diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and strengths competed to design and pitch solutions to real-world problems. Three teams were awarded prizes to continue the development of their solutions: Journey, Ally Health, and Healthcare Transformers.