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HH Hamilton 2016 hackathon

February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016


To advance efforts to promote healthy living, prevent social isolation and reduce injury, we need new solutions, tools and partnerships.Participate to the Public Health Challenge in Hamilton!



PHRI: Evaluating Digital Cures

Health apps are like the wild west, with digital snake oil mixed in with gold-standard health apps and it’s hard to consumers to tell the difference. Population Health Research Institute knows the how to tell the difference from a research point of view, having conducted studies with more than 1,000,000 participants worldwide, more than 1,500 hospitals or clinical locations in 86 countries on every inhabited continent in the world. Now is your opportunity to build an app that will use Apple’s ResearchKit to find out which apps give effective outcomes.


McArthur Lab: Big Data Drug Resistance Hack

Bacteria are evolving the capacity to resist drugs faster than we can discover new drugs. Drug resistance death rates are rapidly increasing. Andrew McArthur’s lab fights resistance using Big Data and cloud computing. In his talk in January, Andrew identified three Big Data hacks that he believes can make a difference in detecting and understanding the genomes of drug-resistant bacteria so that we can identify them faster and recommend tailored treatments that will maximize success and minimize the spread of resistance genes.

For background, check out this 10-minute video of Andrew McArthur talking about his lab’s work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fEIaUeUEb4


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Outstanding Judging Panel

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Amanda Wilson is the Executive Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention at the Public Health Agency of Canada, where she is responsible for policy, performance measurement and technological and digital innovations. Prior to taking on her current role in 2014, Amanda held the position of Director, Access to Information and Privacy for Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Amanda holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa and an undergraduate degree in political science from Dalhousie University.


Leo Godreault is co-founder of CareKit Health, a startup recently acquired by Moseda Technology for $2 million in shares. CareKit is homegrown with its offices in The Forge incubator. Leo is an award-winning Registered Nurse and has worked at St Joseph’s   Healthcare Hamilton with a degree from McMaster University.


Tammy Hwang is involved with almost every entrepreneurship program in Hamilton. She is Cofounder and President of CoMotion on King, Hamilton’s coolest co-working space; a business development officer with Global Hamilton, Cofounder of Strive consulting, and in the past she was a senior manager at Innovation Factory, involved with The Forge, organizer of multiple Startup Weekends. If you’re starting up in Hamilton, you either know or ought to know Tammy.


Joe Dee is Head of Product & Technology at Cossette Health, our title sponsor. He runs Cossette Lab, a startup incubator and accelerator based in Toronto and has worked in the past at a range of marketing agencies in the healthcare space and at MaRS Discovery District advising entrepreneurs.


Meredith Lou-Hing  is faculty at Mohawk Collegeas an instructor in the Medical Radiation Sciences Program. She has worked as a Radiation Therapist locally at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the Carlo Fidani Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital and has also worked internationally with the oncology team at King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.




Brainsprouting with Brandon Love: How to innovate creatively and fearlessly. Brandon will celebrate creativity and engage concept from his book Brainsprouting


<Prizes & Awards>

Public Health Challenge Prize – Workshops series, MaRS market intelligence, and mentoring sessions worth $15,000.00

Hosting at The Forge incubator for up to 3 winners worth $1,800.00

Technical and business advisory services from Mohawk MEDIC program worth $2,500.00

Place on a panel at the Apps4Health conference worth $500.00

Up to 15 free tickets to Apps4Health conference, worth $1,275

Incubation, resources, programming and marketing/communications from Cossette Health worth up to $20,000.00







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Cossette Health

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McMaster Innovation Park

Innovation Factory
Hamilton Economic Development


February 26, 2016
February 28, 2016
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