The healthtech hackathon is coming to a close. and its been an intense 48 hours since the participants met and teams formed. This time we brought together more than a hundred motivated doctors, coders, designers, engineers, marketers and business professionals from around the world to partner and work in teams with the aim of creating workable technology solutions to address healthcare problems.
The results we are seeing today are just so impressive! With only 48 hours, the teams came up with exciting innovative solutions some of which have real market potential. This shows what extraordinary things can be achieved through connecting people of diverse skill sets. At this year’s Hackathon, we’ve been fortunate to have an incredible list of mentors helping the teams yield their idea into an actual product. Our mentors also have a diverse background ranging from business builders/ operators to senior physicians and investors. So what did they have to say about the Hackathon and the future of Healthcare?
“This has been an absolutely amazing experience, something I’ve never done before. My colleague advised me to attend this event, and I flew all the way from the UK to bring my medical expertise to the table. It worked unbelievably well and the team has worked very hard to produce an incredible solution”. Nick Shaper, Consultant Vascular Surgeon.
“It was truly remarkable witnessing a group of individuals transform into highly collaborative teams to come up with a common solution to a global health problem. As a mentor to these groups, I felt the level of focus and drive was unprecedented. The medical industry has historically been highly regulated with significant barriers to change, with the level of intensity and technical expertise demonstrated in recent times, modernisation in this industry has at long last arrived”. Max Armani, Ultra High Net Worth & Family Office Advisor’ at UBS.
“It’s so exciting being in such an entrepreneurial environment as I’m really interested in health technology. Being a doctor, I wanted to bring my experience to young coders, marketers, and designers and help inspire fresh medical solutions. My team has managed to develop a great product and whether we win or not we are interested in developing the idea into a viable business” Dr. Jim Forrer, GP.
“As a mentor, my initiative is to see how I can help the participants and progress the ideas from a user point of view through my medical background. I have seen a tremendous amount of excitement and I am confident that the younger generation will solve healthcare problems present for decades”. Professor Kevin Cheah, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
“From the moment I walked in I’ve sensed a great amount of powerful energy. The conference is buzzing with people downstairs, but when you walk into the Hackathon area, you can feel the temperature in the room rising. I am literally blown away by how much these teams have achieved in such limited amount of time. It is mind blowing to witness health tech and hardware solutions develop in front of me. The future of healthcare is looking bright and with everyone bringing their own experience, we can all improve. It has been a powerful and inspiring event”. Axel Sylvan, Doctor, Founder, CM & PO of My Recovery.
“I came to the event not knowing what to expect and immediately I was hit with high energy, innovation, and talent. The atmosphere was simply electric. I was truly inspired and have a very positive view of the future of health technology”. Ani Banerjee, Investor and Entrepreneur.
“I love how everyone coming from different backgrounds with a myriad of skills have joined forces to create teams and generate disrupting healthcare ideas”. Loubna Bouarfa, Machine Learning Expert at Okra Technologies.