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Music and Health Innovation Challenge Hackathon
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Music and Health Innovation Challenge Hackathon

  • Venture Café, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Apply here!

This event will bring together clinicians, scientists, researchers, students, developers, engineers, designers, makers, musicians, dreamers, and technology experts to work toward designing novel, effective, and accessible music-based technological solutions that could have a transformative effect on overall health and wellbeing.

This kickoff evening will be held at CIC; the hackathon portions will be held at District Hall.

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Hacking Dermatology: Innovation Summit 2018
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Hacking Dermatology: Innovation Summit 2018

  • Venture Café, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join MIT Hacking Medicine, LEO Pharma, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology and Hacking Medicine Institute for the first ever dermatology hackathon!

Did you know that it can take years for patients to be correctly diagnosed with conditions like psoriasis and eczema and that over 60% of all patients are not referred to a specialist correctly? Current treatment options are expensive and patients tend to have low adherence to medication. This is an area that is ripe for innovation in the pre competitive space. 

Register now: visit hackingdermatology.org to learn about the challenge areas and apply to attend. On June 8-10, five grants of $5k will be awarded to the top teams. Following the first round of funding, up to $50k in additional grants will be awarded. Both preformed teams and individuals are invited to apply and attend. 

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Community Design-a-thon for the Boston Harbor Islands
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Community Design-a-thon for the Boston Harbor Islands

Join AIGA Boston and Boston Harbor Now at Fab@CIC in our first ever design-a-thon as we solve for a local challenge: the Boston Harbor Islands ferry schedule. 

In a community-focused, design hackathon, participants will collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups to research, brainstorm, prototype, and propose solutions to the Boston Harbor Island ferry schedule experience to a panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes such as Boston Harbor Island ferry tickets. 

The entire workshop / hackathon will be facilitated by Ela Ben-Ur from the Innovators’ Compass; Ela worked 13 years at IDEO, has taught courses from product design to life design at Olin College and has offered workshops through MIT, Sloan, Babson, Dartmouth, and Harvard. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 
As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to work with well-known mentors across the Boston design community and network and brainstorm with your peers, while sharpening your design-thinking and prototyping skills in this agile hackathon event. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Anyone interested in design thinking and passionate about designing for the Boston community. 

Nibbles, coffee, and tea from Flour provided. Introduction, design thinking activities throughout the day, ending with judging.

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Boston Terrible Ideas Hackathon
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Boston Terrible Ideas Hackathon

  • Anchor and Render Cafe, 1st floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Boston Stupid Sh*t No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon is a fun free one-day event where people bring bad ideas to life. Participants conceive and build nonsensical and silly projects and present them at the end of the day. There are no prizes and there are definitely no winners.

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CHATBOTS FOR HEALTH CHALLENGE: SMARTBOT HACKATHON
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

CHATBOTS FOR HEALTH CHALLENGE: SMARTBOT HACKATHON

RSVP here. FREE for current CIC/IHB members!

Chatbots have become an important tool for solving problems in health and medicine. 

Attendees will participate and compete for two awards, by proposing solutions to specific healthcare problems, through rapid prototyping and design thinking with our exclusive Chatbot Builder.

Facilitated by technology experts and physicians, discussions will be held on the design of conversational robots or Chatbots for Health to create innovative new services.

WHY ATTEND? 

  • Learn how to fill an innovation gap in healthcare.
  • Learn how to build a great chatbot.
  • Enjoy collaborating on an interdisciplinary team.
  • Get support for your ideas from health leaders.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

  • CIC members and students, healthcare professionals and managers, and present and future entrepreneurs.

 WHAT WILL YOU LEARN BY ATTENDING?

  • You will learn how Chatbots help solve problems in health care.
  • You will learn how to collaborate and build creative health chatbots.
  • You will push the limits of your mind and body and amaze all of us.

 REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Attendees are required to bring their online Registration badge (name must match the application) and their laptops.
  • However, NO programming knowledge is required. This event is accessible to anyone who can use a laptop.
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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Reimagining Longevity Hackathon

  • CIC Cambridge, 101 Main 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reimagining-longevity-ideathon-innovating-dementia-care-in-japan-us-and-the-world-tickets-36452153372

Caring for our seniors is a growing concern for governments and economies worldwide as people live longer lives.

Longevity – along with its many blessings - can be fraught with medical, financial, psychological and social burdens that are as complex for aging individuals as for the people who love and care for them.

Yet, we believe, the longevity crisis is also a crucible from which the most creative innovations in elder care can emerge.

Entrepreneurs and innovators have a staggering opportunity to make an outsized impact for 50+ million consumers in an $8 trillion dollar senior care market in the U.S. and Japan combined.

SOMPO, one of the largest insurers and assisted living facility operators in Japan, sees first-hand the widening gap where demand for quality, dignified care at a reasonable cost far outpaces the supply. They’ve been working with innovators in Japan to deploy new technology-enabled solutions, and compassionate business models, to transform elder care.

SOMPO is now teaming up with Venture Cafe to leverage the wisdom of crowds on a global scale -- with a special focus on reimagining care for people with dementia. The prizes for the Ideathon winners are as follow:

  • Grand Prize $10,000
  • Runner Up $5,000
  • Third Place $2,500

In addition, SOMPO will work with the winner on a Proof of Concept in Japan (including airfare and accommodations for two people for a week). We’re eager to share what we experience daily on the frontlines of our 300 care facilities in Japan.

The ten Ideathon company finalists will also receive up to two seats to work out of a new Global Aging Innovation Hub co-working location at CIC for twelve months.

From September 9 thru 12, we’re convening entrepreneurs, business executives, academics and thought leaders in a global “ideathon” with the Venture Cafe to spark collaboration, far out ideas and new insights on how to care for people with the debilitating illness.

Your help is critical: seven million people in Japan, or twenty percent of 65+ year olds, are expected to suffer from dementia within the next 10 years. The number of people worldwide living with dementia is currently estimated at 47 million, and is projected to increase to 75 million by 2030.

We want to encourage you to look at dementia from all angles, including preventive care, home care, remote care, accessibility, financial management, and long term care in healthcare facilities.

Bring your team, or join one at the event, and work on your boldest ideas for scalable technology-enabled solutions:

  • How might we detect signs of dementia early and prevent rapid degeneration?
  • How might we ease the burden of care on home caregivers?
  • How might we increase social engagement among the elderly?
  • How will people be able to afford the care they need for a long healthy life?
  • How can we improve the built environment, remote services, and monitoring to ensure elders can age with grace?

We’re seeking thoughtful businesses and prototypes designed with elders at the center; and meaningful plans to accelerate the solutions from incubators into living rooms, board rooms, health care facilities, and public spaces.

The timeline for our Ideathon is as follows:

  • Tuesday July 20 - SOMPO announces Ideathon at Venture Cafe
  • Saturday & Sunday Sept. 9-10 - Ideathon kicks-off at Venture Cafe at CIC Cambridge
  • Monday Sept. 11 - SOMPO and Venture Cafe announce ten finalists to present at the final on Sept. 12th
  • Tuesday Sept. 12 - Finalists present & winners announced at Venture Cafe’s District Hall event

Schedule for the weekend Ideathon

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9 AM - 6 PM

FOR IDEATHON PARTICIPANTS FOR TWO DAYS

At CIC Cambridge, 101 Main St., 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA

WiFi, Bagels, Coffee / tea, snacks and lunch provided

8:45 - 9:15 - Registration, networking and continential breakfast

- 9:15 AM - 10:30

- Welcome & Opening remarks

- Framing of the size of the dementia issue and the areas that could be addressed

- Ideathon schedule

- Criteria for winning / judges

- Presentation outline

- Introduce mentors available for the weekend

- 10:30 - 11 PM - Pitches by teams that have already formed who might need people to help

- 10:30 AM - 6 PM Breakouts

- Brainstorming area and then work areas for teams with ideas already

- 12 PM lunch arrives

- 1 - 3 PM - Scheduled times for Mentors

- 3 - 5 PM - Mentors available via walk around

- 6 PM - Day One of the Ideathon ends

Sunday, September 10, 2017 9 AM - 6 PM

FOR IDEATHON PARTICIPANTS

At CIC Cambridge, 101 Main St., 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA

- WiFi, Bagels, Coffee / tea, snacks and lunch provided

- 9 AM - 10 AM

- Check-in with teams

- Answer any questions from teams and connect with mentors

- Find who wants to pitch

10 AM - 3:45

- Team breakouts

- 12 PM - Teams indicate who wants to pitch

- 3:45 PM - Submit presentations

- 4 – 6 PM

- Presentations to the Semi-finalist judges

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

FOR FINAL PITCH / AWARDS CEREMONY ATTENDEES AND ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN REIMAGINING LONGEVITY

Venture Cafe's District Hall - 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District Boston

- 5 - 5:30 PM - Team check-ins & attendee registration
- 5:30 - 6 PM - Keynote presentation - Mikio Okumura, Director & Managing Executive Officer, SOMPO Nursing Care & Healthcare
- 6 - 7:30 PM- Top Ten Team pitches w/ Q&A time
- 7:30 - 8:00 PM- Reception and judges pick the winners

- 8 - 8:15 PM Awards announcement

- 8:15 Reception continues

Finalists Judges are:

  • Alice Bonner – Massachusetts Secretary Elder Affairs
  • Valerie Fletcher – Institute for Human Centered Design
  • Mikio Okumura – SOMPO Care
  • Koichi Narasaki – SOMPO Digital Lab
  • Yohie Namiki – SOMPO Care
  • Sarah Thomas – Genesis / Aging 2.0
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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Reimagining Longevity Hackathon

  • CIC Cambridge, 101 Main 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reimagining-longevity-ideathon-innovating-dementia-care-in-japan-us-and-the-world-tickets-36452153372

Caring for our seniors is a growing concern for governments and economies worldwide as people live longer lives.

Longevity – along with its many blessings - can be fraught with medical, financial, psychological and social burdens that are as complex for aging individuals as for the people who love and care for them.

Yet, we believe, the longevity crisis is also a crucible from which the most creative innovations in elder care can emerge.

Entrepreneurs and innovators have a staggering opportunity to make an outsized impact for 50+ million consumers in an $8 trillion dollar senior care market in the U.S. and Japan combined.

SOMPO, one of the largest insurers and assisted living facility operators in Japan, sees first-hand the widening gap where demand for quality, dignified care at a reasonable cost far outpaces the supply. They’ve been working with innovators in Japan to deploy new technology-enabled solutions, and compassionate business models, to transform elder care.

SOMPO is now teaming up with Venture Cafe to leverage the wisdom of crowds on a global scale -- with a special focus on reimagining care for people with dementia. The prizes for the Ideathon winners are as follow:

  • Grand Prize $10,000
  • Runner Up $5,000
  • Third Place $2,500

In addition, SOMPO will work with the winner on a Proof of Concept in Japan (including airfare and accommodations for two people for a week). We’re eager to share what we experience daily on the frontlines of our 300 care facilities in Japan.

The ten Ideathon company finalists will also receive up to two seats to work out of a new Global Aging Innovation Hub co-working location at CIC for twelve months.

From September 9 thru 12, we’re convening entrepreneurs, business executives, academics and thought leaders in a global “ideathon” with the Venture Cafe to spark collaboration, far out ideas and new insights on how to care for people with the debilitating illness.

Your help is critical: seven million people in Japan, or twenty percent of 65+ year olds, are expected to suffer from dementia within the next 10 years. The number of people worldwide living with dementia is currently estimated at 47 million, and is projected to increase to 75 million by 2030.

We want to encourage you to look at dementia from all angles, including preventive care, home care, remote care, accessibility, financial management, and long term care in healthcare facilities.

Bring your team, or join one at the event, and work on your boldest ideas for scalable technology-enabled solutions:

  • How might we detect signs of dementia early and prevent rapid degeneration?
  • How might we ease the burden of care on home caregivers?
  • How might we increase social engagement among the elderly?
  • How will people be able to afford the care they need for a long healthy life?
  • How can we improve the built environment, remote services, and monitoring to ensure elders can age with grace?

We’re seeking thoughtful businesses and prototypes designed with elders at the center; and meaningful plans to accelerate the solutions from incubators into living rooms, board rooms, health care facilities, and public spaces.

The timeline for our Ideathon is as follows:

  • Tuesday July 20 - SOMPO announces Ideathon at Venture Cafe
  • Saturday & Sunday Sept. 9-10 - Ideathon kicks-off at Venture Cafe at CIC Cambridge
  • Monday Sept. 11 - SOMPO and Venture Cafe announce ten finalists to present at the final on Sept. 12th
  • Tuesday Sept. 12 - Finalists present & winners announced at Venture Cafe’s District Hall event

Schedule for the weekend Ideathon

Saturday, September 9, 2017 9 AM - 6 PM

FOR IDEATHON PARTICIPANTS FOR TWO DAYS

At CIC Cambridge, 101 Main St., 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA

WiFi, Bagels, Coffee / tea, snacks and lunch provided

8:45 - 9:15 - Registration, networking and continential breakfast

- 9:15 AM - 10:30

- Welcome & Opening remarks

- Framing of the size of the dementia issue and the areas that could be addressed

- Ideathon schedule

- Criteria for winning / judges

- Presentation outline

- Introduce mentors available for the weekend

- 10:30 - 11 PM - Pitches by teams that have already formed who might need people to help

- 10:30 AM - 6 PM Breakouts

- Brainstorming area and then work areas for teams with ideas already

- 12 PM lunch arrives

- 1 - 3 PM - Scheduled times for Mentors

- 3 - 5 PM - Mentors available via walk around

- 6 PM - Day One of the Ideathon ends

Sunday, September 10, 2017 9 AM - 6 PM

FOR IDEATHON PARTICIPANTS

At CIC Cambridge, 101 Main St., 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA

- WiFi, Bagels, Coffee / tea, snacks and lunch provided

- 9 AM - 10 AM

- Check-in with teams

- Answer any questions from teams and connect with mentors

- Find who wants to pitch

10 AM - 3:45

- Team breakouts

- 12 PM - Teams indicate who wants to pitch

- 3:45 PM - Submit presentations

- 4 – 6 PM

- Presentations to the Semi-finalist judges

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

FOR FINAL PITCH / AWARDS CEREMONY ATTENDEES AND ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN REIMAGINING LONGEVITY

Venture Cafe's District Hall - 75 Northern Ave., Seaport District Boston

- 5 - 5:30 PM - Team check-ins & attendee registration
- 5:30 - 6 PM - Keynote presentation - Mikio Okumura, Director & Managing Executive Officer, SOMPO Nursing Care & Healthcare
- 6 - 7:30 PM- Top Ten Team pitches w/ Q&A time
- 7:30 - 8:00 PM- Reception and judges pick the winners

- 8 - 8:15 PM Awards announcement

- 8:15 Reception continues

Finalists Judges are:

  • Alice Bonner – Massachusetts Secretary Elder Affairs
  • Valerie Fletcher – Institute for Human Centered Design
  • Mikio Okumura – SOMPO Care
  • Koichi Narasaki – SOMPO Digital Lab
  • Yohie Namiki – SOMPO Care
  • Sarah Thomas – Genesis / Aging 2.0
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