Make a lasting difference.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to chat. For press inquiries, contact email@example.com
WHAT SOME OF OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS SAY:
Here’s the post-hackathon recap videos:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship info.
Platinum Sponsor and Official Platform Host
Linode: SSD Cloud Hosting for everyone!
Ontario Brain Institute: Nonprofit Neuroscience Research Centre!
GitHub: Social Code Collaboration, Review, and Management!
ADASS: The Voice of Adult Social Care!