Event in Review
The Cleveland Medical Hackathon (#clemedhack) presented by Nesco Resource climaxed Sunday, September 26th, 2015 with three winners chosen out of 21 competing teams. Doctors, nurses, patient advocates, researchers, scientists, programmers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and developers worked for over 24 hours on projects leveraging technology to solve big challenges in the world of medicine, health and wellness. More than 175 participants joined with mentors from medical, law, tech and public health fields to identify problems, pitch ideas, share expertise, and ultimately form teams to find solutions.
The event was held at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland and was developed as a partnership between Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, The MetroHealth System, BioEnterprise, Nesco Resource, FlashStarts and Case Western Reserve University.
“We are in awe of how the community embraced this event,” said James Krouse, Director of Marketing & Communications at Nesco Resource and one of the event’s organizers. “The participants poured their hearts and souls into their projects and have presented some fascinating solutions that address major issues of healthcare today. We really feel that this weekend’s success reflects Cleveland’s strengths in medicine, education, engineering, and also the community’s spirit of creativity and innovation.”
Twenty-one teams competed for the Nesco Resource Innovation Award and cash prizes of $3,000, $1,500, and $500 for first, second and third place finishes.
First Place Winner: IQ Sensor Solutions
Second Place Winner: NEO+natal
Third Place Winner: The Watershed Health Project