Join the UCSF virtual three-week hackathon aimed at designing new innovative and technical solutions to the health, medical, and scientific challenges we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the UCSF virtual three-week hackathon aimed at designing new innovative and technical solutions to health, medical, and scientific challenges we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals are now being accepted - let’s get creative and join together!

Teams of scientisits, clinicians, engineers, developers, data scientists, and others will translate ideas into tools that help those in the health sector better understand or mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants will have the opportunity to select which project they would like to work on after the kickoff event!

All project teams will be able to tap into the Catalyst Program’s broad network of expert industry advisors for advice and insight as the project is developed. Additionally, the most promising projects teams will have the opportunity to present their project at an upcoming LaunchPad Pitch Night to a panel of experts, entrepreneurs, and investors for further development.

https://launchpad.ucsf.edu/covid-19-hackathon

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Prizes

$5,000 in prizes

Syntegra sponsored Grand Prize

UCSF LaunchPad sponsored Second Place Prize

UCSF LaunchPad sponsored Third Place Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Marlene Grenon, MD

Marlene Grenon, MD
Innovation Ventures, UCSF

Robert Blazej, PhD

Robert Blazej, PhD
Partner, Mission Bay Capital

Al Chin, MD

Al Chin, MD
Co-Founder, Pavilion Medical Innovations

Aenor Sawyer, MD

Aenor Sawyer, MD
Chief Health Innovation Officer, Translational Research Institute for Space Health

Isabel Allen, PhD

Isabel Allen, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF

Gerardo Noriega

Gerardo Noriega
GVMED, Managing Director

Sharat Israni

Sharat Israni
Executive Director, UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute

Rhonda Shrader, MBA

Rhonda Shrader, MBA
Executive Director, UC Berkeley-Hass Entrepreneurship

Michael Lesh, MD

Michael Lesh, MD
Founder and CEO

Charles Hart, PhD

Charles Hart, PhD
Director, UCSF Catalyst Program

Dan Burnett, MD, MBA

Dan Burnett, MD, MBA
President and CEO, TheraNova

Darren Cooke, JD, MS

Darren Cooke, JD, MS
Attorney and Investor, Berkeley SkyDeck and Life Science Angels

Judging Criteria

  • Innovative / Novel Concept
  • Technical Implementation
  • Degree of Impact
  • Feasibility / Real World Applicability

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good
  • COVID-19