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DementiaHack is the world’s largest dementia-themed hackathon bringing together the brightest, most dedicated minds in dementia research, management, patient care and healthcare technology to generate new, innovative products and solutions to improve the independence and quality of life of people living with dementia, as well as their caregivers.

What is DementiaHack?


Dementia affects almost 48 million people globally and is one of the top leading causes of death. DementiaHack gives developers, designers, and health professionals a chance to work on needed solutions to a ballooning global concern – improving care around dementia and Alzheimer’s, a major cause of disability and dependency.

A global health concern that affects millions.


In its 2nd year, DementiaHack evolves, garnering greater reach and momentum with participants, sponsors, and partners playing their part in tackling a pervasive global health issue. In the spirit of other HackerNest events, this will be engaging, unleash unparalleled creativity, and be incredibly fulfilling.




Hundreds of hardware and software developers, designers, health professionals, project managers, entrepreneurs and others motivated by a sense of duty and moral drive to help mitigate this ballooning global concern will form teams and apply to participate in each hackathon. Technical, business and subject matter expert mentors from partners and sponsors will actively support the approximately 250 participants before and during the competition.



The 2015-16 DementiaHack series will garner significant local and international exposure, as well as critical acclaim with strong partnerships and a dedicated public relations team. The anticipated result will be prominent news and media coverage, celebrity endorsement and great press generated by the star-power afforded by partnering with key global tech companies and governments like Facebook and the United Kingdom.


Sponsorship packages will be available starting July 2015.


Pitch in. DementiaHack is actively seeking champions, partners, sponsors and volunteers. To support the world’s largest dementia-themed hackathon, contact HackerNest at to chat. For press inquiries, contact






Keyur Shah Deloitte
… provided strategic direction & tactical support throughout the program … valuable perspectives … very committed to our success. They continue to enhance the program with deep insights … helped support our drive to a changing culture within Deloitte …. confident in their abilities.
Dr. John Preece British Consulate-General Toronto
no hesitation recommending HackerNest who managed DementiaHack – an international hackathon to create new tech for the self- and community management of dementia … a great success, and we certainly could not have achieved it without their involvement.
Sunil Sharma Extreme Venture Partners
… without question, one of the highest caliber networks of accomplished and up and coming developers, designers, and entrepreneurs … Shaharris & team put together a strong and committed community … helping to build the next big idea startups.
Alan Lok YellowAPI
Your team + volunteers did an amazing job keeping sponsors and participants up-to-date. It’s nice that I don’t need to sweat over the details and be guided on what to do next….
Raff Paquin Frank & Oak
…amazing weekend … really good opportunity to connect with Toronto’s startup and tech scene … a great success and really well organized…



Here’s the post-hackathon recap videos:


These videos were crafted by all-around awesome guy, Filip Vukcevic.
Contact him for any of your video production needs!



Grand Prize: CareUmbrella

Runner Up #1: All The Pi

Runner Up #2: Clarity

Most Market Ready: Brain Friendly Games

Best Design: LifeBook

Most Impact: CareBook



Our sponsors are awesome: they actually care about helping people and making the world a better place. Thank you! Please email for sponsorship info.


Platinum Sponsor and Official Platform Host


Linode: SSD Cloud Hosting for everyone!

linode original


Gold Sponsors


Ontario Brain Institute: Nonprofit Neuroscience Research Centre!


GitHub: Social Code Collaboration, Review, and Management!



Silver Sponsor


ADASS: The Voice of Adult Social Care!








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