WORLD'S FOREMOST DEMENTIA HACKATHON

47 million people live with dementia worldwide – 750,000 in Canada alone – with global numbers expected to reach 75 million by 2030. Much effort goes towards the search for a cure that may be decades away, but millions today face overwhelming, heartbreaking challenges daily. The point of DementiaHack is to create products that improve lives today.


DementiaHack
Toronto 2015
 is presented by Facebook; supported by the UK government, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; hosted at George Brown College's Waterfront Campus; and produced by HackerNest.

 

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EPIC SPONSORS

Platinum Challenge Set Champions
Airbnb & AIMIA

Gold Industry Champions
Telus, Gluskin Sheff, Scout Logistics, Goodmans, Effort Trust, Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation, RBC, Sid LeeOntario Brain Institute, & Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Media Partners
National Post & St Joseph Communications

Special Thanks
Alzheimer Society of Canada, Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Alzheimer Society of Toronto, Alzheimer's Society UK, Baycrest, Heart & Stroke Foundation, University of Waterloo Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, OMERS Ventures, University of Toronto Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, UK Science & Innovation Network, Purple Elephant, & Mavencare

 

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FINALS JUDGES

John Biggs - TechCrunch East Coast Editor

Jordan Banks - Facebook Canada Managing Director

Aaron Zifkin - Airbnb Country Manager - Canada

Dr. Zahra Moussavi - University of Manitoba Director, Biomedical Engineering

John Ruffolo - OMERS Ventures Chief Executive Officer

Bianca Stern - Baycrest Executive Director, Innovation, Arts, & Design

Phyllis Fehr - Ontario Dementia Advisory Group Board Member

Robin Toop - HackerNest Chief Technical Officer

 

 

 

 

View full rules

Prizes

$177,600 in prizes

Grand Prize

- UK business trip to demo at UKHealthTech conference (Nov 28-Dec 4, 2015)
- Ontario Brain Institute pitch opportunities
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Meals with:
- TechCrunch Editor John Biggs
- OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo
- UK Science & Innovation Officer John Preece

*Note: the Grand Prize is an additional award bestowed upon one of the Challenge Set winning teams

Facebook Prize

- trip to Silicon Valley for a guided tour of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Oculus HQs
- 5 hr consulting (Facebook Creative Shop)
- $10,000 of Facebook advertising credits
- lunch with Facebook Canada Managing Director Jordan Banks

Challenge Set Winner (4)

- $5000 cash
- 40 hr social media strategy (Sid Lee)
- 10 hr legal services (Goodmans)
- 2 hr consulting (Facebook Creative Shop)
- OMERS Ventures workshops
- automatic admission into the MaRS Health Venture Services Program
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Meetings with:
- Baycrest procurement leads
- industry partners
- Daniel Klass of VC firm Klass Capital

Challenge Set Runner-Up (4)

- $2500 cash
- 40 hr social media strategy (Sid Lee)
- 2 hr legal services (Goodmans)
- meetings with industry partners
- automatic interview for the MaRS Health Venture Services Program

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This is an in-person hackathon. All members of a team must be physically present at the hackathon venue in order to be considered for prizing. If you are not at least the age of legal majority, you must have written consent from your parent/guardian for claiming any travel-related prizes. There will be media and press crews at the event; participation requires consent to reasonable use for DementiaHack/HackerNest promotional materials.

Requirements

You'll need to submit everything you developed and any other supplemental info you feel is important in a zipfile. Images of things really help (especially hardware!).

Judges

Dr. Ahmad Zbib

Dr. Ahmad Zbib
Heart and Stroke Foundation

Aiden Xiao

Aiden Xiao
Facebook

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson
Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Arlene Astell

Dr. Arlene Astell
Ontario Shores

Audra Rusinas

Audra Rusinas
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Bea Kraavenhof

Bea Kraavenhof
ODAG

Brenda van Ginkel

Brenda van Ginkel
The Narrative Build

Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnson
The Purple Elephant

Carolyn Poplak

Carolyn Poplak
Alzheimer Society of Canada

Dr. Carmela Tartaglia

Dr. Carmela Tartaglia
University of Toronto

Chris Wedeles

Chris Wedeles
University of Toronto

Christopher Wynn

Christopher Wynn
Curran Lake Films

Debby Kaplan

Debby Kaplan
Circle of Care

Delia Sinclair Frigault

Delia Sinclair Frigault
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Elise Kayfetz

Elise Kayfetz
Canadian Association of Retired Persons

Fanny Sie

Fanny Sie
MaRS Innovation

George Fermanis

George Fermanis
Bayshore Healthcare

Gloria Lattanzio

Gloria Lattanzio
Cedarhurst

Hayman Buwan

Hayman Buwan
CareUmbrella

James Agnew

James Agnew
University Health Network

James Cohen

James Cohen
Mavencare

Jeff Wieland

Jeff Wieland
Facebook

Dr. Joel Sadavoy

Dr. Joel Sadavoy
Mount Sinai Hospital

Lisa Loiselle

Lisa Loiselle
University of Waterloo

Natasha von Kaeppler

Natasha von Kaeppler
Facebook

Nukul Bhasin

Nukul Bhasin
Mavencare

Pradeep Raamana

Pradeep Raamana
Baycrest

Rebekah Churchyard

Rebekah Churchyard
Alzheimer Society

Ricky Chan

Ricky Chan
Ontario Brain Institute

Rodney Ghali

Rodney Ghali
Public Health Agency of Canada

Romina Oliverio

Romina Oliverio
Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Ron Beleno

Ron Beleno
RB33

Sagar Savla

Sagar Savla
Facebook

Sylvia Davidson

Sylvia Davidson
Baycrest

Dr. Virginia Wesson

Dr. Virginia Wesson
Mount Sinai Hospital

Zainab Fatima

Zainab Fatima
Baycrest

Zaven Nahapetyan

Zaven Nahapetyan
Facebook

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    How will this improve the life of the beneficiary?
  • Practicality
    Think 'usability' - does this fit into people's lives, is it adoptable?
  • Feasibility
    Can the team realistically pull off a deployment to the public/hospitals/etc?
  • Creativity and Technical Innovation
    Coolfactor
  • Polish