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Video Recap of Texas Healthcare Challenge

Highlights from our first Texas Healthcare Challenge - February 2019

Event Information

Who's Invited?

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Medical students, faculty, doctors, patients, nurses, researchers, engineers, software developers, graphic designers, entrepreneurs, insurance specialists, policymakers, scientists, corporate managers, CIOs, and innovation teams.


See above for a Photo Gallery from our inaugural event in February 2019!

Why Now?

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 We are excited about bringing this event to North Texas (again!) and recognize the great impact these “challenges” and “hackathons” have to foster innovative thinking and solutions in the healthcare community. 


In 2018, we saw a 2012 MIT healthcare hackathon graduate, PillPack, get purchased by Amazon for $1 Billion.

What is the "Texas Healthcare Challenge"?

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Our aim is to bring together a diverse set of people with various backgrounds and empower them to work together and find solutions. This event employs a creative method to solve challenges: teams are instructed to use design thinking to create changes, solve problems, and potentially build new healthcare ventures.


This is the essence of “hackathon-based” healthcare innovation:

Take a problem, break it down, find root-causes, gather key players.  Build up a solution to the problem.  Iterate and optimize to make it better.


The scale of this type of event for healthcare innovation is new to our region and there's no one better than Health Wildcatters to make it happen to draw the biggest and best crowd!

Texas Healthcare Challenge Photo Recap

Check out the facebook album below for photos on the 2019 Texas Healthcare Challenge presented by Spectrum Reach! 

Photo Album

What to Expect

Keynote talks, problem pitching, mixing, team forming, hacking, mentorship, feedback, idea iteration, pitch practice sessions, final presentations, judging panel, prize presentations - Big cash $ and in-kind prizes up for grabs!    


  • Technical knowledge not required
  • You don't need to bring ideas to pitch
  • Bring your enthusiasm, energy, and unique perspectives
  • This event is an opportunity to meet with potential teammates to work on business ideas.



Track Themes for August 2019:

  • AI in Healthcare
  • AR/VR & Rehab
  • Clinical Innovations
  • Cost Reduction / Price Transparency
  • Digital Health / Mobile Health / Consumer Health
  • Future of Health Insurance
  • Improving Access to Care
  • Mental Health / Brain Health
  • Internet of Things / Wearables

Schedule

Friday, August 9

  • 5pm  - Registration &  Mixer, DIY Tour of Health Wildcatters, Learn about accelerator program
  • 6:15pm - Event Kick-off, Opening Presentations
  • 7:00pm - Problem Pitching Sessions
  • 7:45pm - Team Formation, Health Hacking
  • 10pm - End of Day 1

Saturday, August 10

  • 8am - Doors Open, Breakfast
  • 9am - Saturday Kick-off
  • 10am - Teams Continue Hacking
  • 11:30am - Teams Register for Pitch Competition
  • Noon - Lunch & Tech Talks
  • 1pm - Health Hacking
  • 2pm - Afternoon Stretch 
  • 4pm - Tech Check
  • 5pm - Final Presentations
  • 6:15pm - Dinner & Speakers
  • 7:15pm - Judges Announce Winners + Prizes
  • Followed by VIP Mixer
  • 9pm - Event Ends

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