Lyme Innovation: Three Day Hackathon

June 17-19, 2016
Microsoft NERD Center
Cambridge, MA

Event Description:
Beginners, students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers — Lyme Innovation is for you! We welcome all passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators. Citizens like you have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design. How will you make your global impact

How will you help be a part of Lyme solutions? All ideas welcome!
There are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the US and it is the fastest spreading vector borne illness in the world. There is no cure for the chronic illness that can result from Lyme infection and no accurate diagnostics.

Innovative multidisciplinary teams will form and gather to propel the Lyme disease field to the next level. Join to learn about Lyme through lightening speeches, have access to an extensive group of mentors, and join a team to work on a project that addresses a top Lyme disease challenge.

Lyme Innovation will award up to $80,000 in prize funding in 2016! No prior Lyme disease research experience necessary.

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Lyme Innovation: How to Hack Lyme & Mini Hackathon

April 16th, 2016
MIT, Building 6, Room 120
Cambridge, MA

Event Description:
An afternoon of ignite speeches, team building, and learning! You will hear from Lyme disease experts and learn about unique challenges facing the field of Lyme disease. These complex problems include prevention, diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation. Time will be dedicated to networking, sharing ideas, and initiating team formation for the main hackathon event on June 17-19. Recognition and monetary awards will be given to teams with promising project ideas as judged by a panel of innovation, Lyme disease, and business experts.

Lyme Innovation Berkeley: Diagnosing, Treating and Preventing Chronic Lyme Disease!

April 16th-17th, 2016
Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program
Berkeley, CA

Event Description:
Join hackers from the Bay Area and across the country at MIT for Hacking Lyme! We’ll spend the weekend (April 16-17) building tools to prevent, diagnose, treat and support patients living with chronic Lyme disease.

Highlights include:

  • kickoff address streamed live from the White House
  • hack space at the Haas Innovation Lab and SkyDeck
  • $3,000 cash prizes
  • top team also receives a trip to Boston for the National event (June 17-19) to compete for five seed funding grants & more

This event is for experienced hackers as well as anyone who’s hacker-curious. Bring your skills, talents and best ideas–tech, business, design/UX, data science, clinical…everything! We’ll have ignite speeches, data sets, speed pitches and networking to help you find teams at the event.

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