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

 

 

 

 

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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

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Dr. Ahmad Zbib
Heart and Stroke Foundation

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Aiden Xiao
Facebook

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Amanda Wilson
Public Health Agency of Canada

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Dr. Arlene Astell
Ontario Shores

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Audra Rusinas
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

Bea Kraavenhof

Bea Kraavenhof
ODAG

No avatar 100

Brenda van Ginkel
The Narrative Build

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Caitlin Johnson
The Purple Elephant

No avatar 100

Carolyn Poplak
Alzheimer Society of Canada

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Dr. Carmela Tartaglia
University of Toronto

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Chris Wedeles
University of Toronto

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Christopher Wynn
Curran Lake Films

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Debby Kaplan
Circle of Care

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Delia Sinclair Frigault
Alzheimer Society of Ontario

No avatar 100

Elise Kayfetz
Canadian Association of Retired Persons

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Fanny Sie
MaRS Innovation

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George Fermanis
Bayshore Healthcare

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Gloria Lattanzio
Cedarhurst

Hayman Buwan

Hayman Buwan
CareUmbrella

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James Agnew
University Health Network

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James Cohen
Mavencare

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Jeff Wieland
Facebook

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Dr. Joel Sadavoy
Mount Sinai Hospital

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Lisa Loiselle
University of Waterloo

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Natasha von Kaeppler
Facebook

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Nukul Bhasin
Mavencare

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Pradeep Raamana
Baycrest

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Rebekah Churchyard
Alzheimer Society

Ricky Chan

Ricky Chan
Ontario Brain Institute

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Rodney Ghali
Public Health Agency of Canada

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Romina Oliverio
Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Ron Beleno

Ron Beleno
RB33

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Sagar Savla
Facebook

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Sylvia Davidson
Baycrest

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Dr. Virginia Wesson
Mount Sinai Hospital

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Zainab Fatima
Baycrest

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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