Who can participate?
Any current member of the NYU community can participate in the Healthcare Makerthon.
Tell me more about the Challenge Submission?
Share what you believe are the most pressing challenges in healthcare today. Your challenge submission will be scored on the basis of impact and feasibility. Top scoring submissions will be invited to present in-person.
What type of challenge can I submit?
We're looking for your input about where the status quo could be better. The challenges you submit may be related to any aspect of the healthcare system including big data, diagnostic, patient engagement, processes, or care delivery.
Do I need to have a solution to the challenge I submit?
No. At this stage, it is NOT important that you have a solution in mind – just help us identify pressing healthcare challenge that you would like to see solved.
Can I get coaching on how to pitch if I win?
Yes. The team at the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute will work with you on your 2-minute pitch if your challenge is selected.
I only want to submit a challenge, is that ok?
Yes. If you are not interested in pitching and/or not available on October 6th, do not worry. We can find someone to pitch your challenge in front of the judging panel on Oct 6th. Don't let that stop you from submitting the challenge.
Can I find teammates before the Healthcare Makerthon Weekend?
Yes. We will be hosting networking events leading up to the Makerthon Weekend to facilitate team building, and will have an online community to ideate. However, this is not required - there will be plenty of time to form teams during the Makerthon Weekend.
Can I join a team at the Makerthon Weekend?
Yes! The Makerthon Weekend will include time for networking and team building; you do not need to join a team beforehand in order to participate.
Do I need to submit a challenge to join a team at the Makerthon Weekend?
No. All members of the NYU community are invited to join in the Makerthon Weekend, regardless of whether or not you submitted a challenge or participated in Phase 1.