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Event Information

What is the "Texas Healthcare Challenge"?


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.

Who's Invited?


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

Why Now?


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

 Four months ago, we saw a 2012 MIT healthcare hackathon graduate, PillPack, get purchased by Amazon for $1 Billion.  



Friday, August 8th

  • 5pm  - Registration &  Mixer, DIY Tour of Health Wildcatters, Learn about accelerator program
  • 6:30pm - Event Kick-off, Opening Presentations
  • 7:15pm - Problem Pitching Sessions
  • 8:00pm - Team Formation, Health Hacking
  • 10pm - End of Day 1

Saturday, August 9th

  • 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
  • 10pm - Event Ends

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.


  • Connected Health
  • Wearables & Health Insurance
  • Improving Access to Healthcare Among Minority Populations
  • Solving the Nursing Shortage
  • At-Home Healthcare
  • Managing Chronic Conditions

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The Texas Healthcare Challenge

1910 Pacific Avenue , Dallas, Texas 75201, #20000