Stanford University's Interdisciplinary Health Hackathon

health++ is a two-day event that will bring together 300 engineers, designers, business experts, and healthcare professionals for a weekend of ideating, designing, and building for affordability in healthcare both domestically and globally.


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Final Deliverable

Project Expo: a ~6 minute pitch (slidedeck, demo, etc. included) to a group of judges

Final Presentation (top 8 finalist teams): a full 10 minute presentation, complete with Q&A

Your goal during the hackathon is not to create a full-fledged product - instead, focus on validating your solution, and proving that it is a worthwhile idea to pursue. When presenting to judges there isn't one, foolproof method. There are a number of ways to present your idea! Focus on bringing out the business and technical feasibility of your solution. Creativity in presentation is very much welcomed.

- Business Model: how will your innovation reach the hands of patients? Why is it unique compared to previous ideas in the problem space?

- Technical Prototype: software, hardware; include a live or videotaped demo in your presentation

- Mechanical Design: create a physical representation of your device, or create a virtual version in CAD, etc.

- Wireframe/Mockup: use wireframing tool to create your app workflow, free of code

- A combination of the above 

Please submit any and all presentation materials that judges will find useful in assessing your project. This includes slides of your business model, website links, video demos, etc.

Overview of Judging

  • Submissions: 2:30 PM, Sunday (Oct. 22)
      • Due to Devpost, please make sure to note what sponsor prizes you're submitting for
  • Project Expo: 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Sunday (Oct. 22)
      • All teams have ~6 minutes to pitch their problem and solution to groups of judges passing by
      • The top 8 teams will be chosen to present on the big stage!
  • Final Presentations: 4:40 - 6:00 PM, Sunday (Oct. 22)
      • The top 8 finalists each give a full 10-minute presentation to the grand prize judging panel
        • Suggested 7 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A
  • Awards Ceremony: 6:30 - 7:30 PM


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Ami Bhatt, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Hematology) + Genetics @ Stanford

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Robert Chang, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology @ Stanford

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Marta Zanchi, MD
Director, Biodesign for Digital Health @ Stanford

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Oliver Aalami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery @ Stanford

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Malinka Walaliyadde
Partner @ a16z

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Eric Richardson, PhD
Director, Global Medical Innovation Masters Program @ Rice

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Santosh Mohan
Head, 'More Disruption Please' Labs @ athenahealth

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Jennifer Mangold
Fung Fellowship Innovation Coach @ UC Berkeley

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Justin Norden
Founding Team Member of Stanford Center for Digital Health

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Gordon Bloom
Founder of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab

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Anurag Mairal, MD
Exec VP @ ORbee's Medical

Judging Criteria

  • Need Definition
    Explain the need you are targeting: • Problem and its importance • Population and critical pain points • What improved outcome is most needed from a new solution?
  • Technical Feasibility
    Feasibility of implementation--Solution provided is technically sound--Plans for a Beta version are clearly laid out
  • Business Feasibility
    How will your solution reach the hands of patients? -- Path to market -- Business model/scalability/distribution
  • Creativity and Newness of the Idea: what solutions exist and why is yours different?
  • Progress During the Hackathon: what did you accomplish this weekend?
    Prototype development stage -- Presentation thoroughness -- Next steps -- Story of progression