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Music & Health Hackathon
April 5 - April 7
April 5, 5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m., at the Venture Cafe, Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, fifth floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
April 6, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., at the District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
April 7, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., at the District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Website and Application: https://www.
Description: Throughout history, music has been connected to curative, therapeutic, and medical outcomes; this program will build on this understanding while approaching challenges through the lenses of music, technology, and health care. We are seeking clinicians, creatives, musicians, engineers, designers, scientists, and dreamers to join this effort. The following opportunities are available: $60,000 in grant pool seed money for the most promising ideas, an extended incubation program and mentorship from teams of experts, and the opportunity to appear at Boston’s annual HUBweek. Challenges that will be addressed at the hackathon will include a diverse array of subjects relating to the important role that music can play in the innovation of technology for health and wellbeing, such as the treatment of chronic pain, creating safe spaces for patients with dementia, and utilizing music and technology to identify and address symptoms of increased stress, among other topics.