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When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough ~Marissa Mayer

Quote of the Day

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Solve a real problem. You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem.

– Aaron Patzer

Check out our Talk!

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Featuring @MITHackMed’s Lina Colucci and Priya Garj !!

Good ideas never exist in a vacuum—they come from life experiences, world views, curiosity, hard work, and collective brain power. And when put to practice, the best ideas address real issues and solve real problems.

Learn how a hacking ethos is leading to breakthroughs in medicine; how embracing new technologies will shape the camera of the future; how rethinking microbes could change the way we treat disease; and how crowd-sourcing is helping protect Earth from asteroids. Read more: bit.ly/1RkCWW4

Hans Peter Brøndmo ’87
Advisor, TrueNorth Venture Partners

Lina Colucci, doctoral candidate
Co-Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Priya Garj ’15
Co-Director, MIT Hacking Medicine

Bernat Olle SM ’05, PhD ’07, MBA ’07
Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Biosciences

Jenn Gustetic SM ’07
Assistant Director for Open Innovation, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Music: “On the Ground,” “Off to Osaka,” and “How it Begins”
All songs by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

BIO2015 Idea Hack Recap

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The MIT Hacking Medicine team was at BIO2015 in Philadelphia to run a 4-hour, all hands on deck, action-filled Idea Hack last Thursday, 18 June. We had a blast meeting all the participants and getting the room to innovate solutions around three awesome topic: personalized medicine, clinical trials, and patient engagement. And yes, you heard me right — we held a 4-hour hackathon, and the ideas were amazing!


Mike Spear from Genome Alberta caught up with our very own Ned McCague and Chris Lee to give you a rundown of the controlled chaos:

If you wanted to see one of the most energetic presentations at BIO 2015 in Philadelphia you needed to attend the Idea Design Studio Hacking Medicine session put on by MIT. Ned McCague (pictured below) led things off and continued to use his high energy style to keep the attendees not only engaged, but also to help get them actively involved and do some work…

[Click here for the full article and podcast at Genome Alberta.]

Ned McCague, running the BIO2015 Idea Hack

Ned McCague, running the BIO2015 Idea Hack.
Picture from Genome Alberta