May 12 – 14, 2017

MIT Campus

5/12: E51, 70 Memorial Drive

5/13 – 5/14: E14 (MIT Media Lab) 6th Floor, 75 Amherst St

@mithackmed #GrandHack

Are you interested in healthcare innovation?

Then this is the event for you!

Join MIT Hacking Medicine for one of the largest health hackathons in the world! This is the weekend to brainstorm and build innovative solutions with hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and business people. Within our three hackathon tracks, there is sure to be a healthcare challenge for everyone!


Invisible Conditions Track

Create solutions to minimize the stigma and challenges that surround patients living with their illness. This track will discover innovative approaches aimed to improve a patient’s ability to maintain a high level of independence by improving patient quality of life and patient outcomes.

SMART Robotics and Intelligent Technologies

Social robotics and intelligent technologies are revolutionizing the healthcare sector. Enhanced connectivity between stakeholders, cloud and predictive analytics, image/voice recognition, are just a few examples of the huge potential to transform the healthcare industry.
This Track was first featured in Singapore by SMART in a hackathon featuring the Segway Robotics Loomo robot, focused on eldercare problems. Now this track challenges Boston teams to develop potential use cases and prototypes for smart robotics and intelligent technology solutions in healthcare.  Although not a requirement teams have the unique opportunity to choose to use Segway Loomo robots with full SDK.

Patient Care Continuum Track

Design ​effective solutions to ​empower seriously or chronically ill patients, increase access to ​higher quality care, and leverage new health information/tools. These solutions should aim to facilitate active connections between health care providers, caregivers, and patients, so that patients feel in control of their condition and the continuity of care is strengthened.

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MIT Hacking Medicine09/28/2017 @ 17:59
Hello Grand Hack Participants!

Hope you have been working hard continuing on the great ideas that we all saw at the MIT Grand Hack last May! As mentioned during the Grand Hack, we are now offering another round of opportunity to further help your teams and projects to transform medicine!

We will be awarding a $2,500 post-hack grand prize from MIT Hacking Medicine and we will try to help teams get over any recent hurdles that you may have been facing in bringing your ideas to fruition! Additional $500 prizes may be given based on submissions received!

Applications are now open until October 25th 11:59 PM EST! Simply fill out the form below!

and in Grand Hack style, upload a 3 minute pitch video presentation along with your slide deck in the form!

Thanks and we look forward to hearing all the great progress your team has made since the Grand Hack!
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MIT Hacking Medicine09/27/2017 @ 14:50
To all Grand Hack Participants!

We're offering post-hack prizes ($500-$2,500) for teams continuing their projects to help with further development!

Applications are now open until October 25th 11:59 PM EST!

Simply fill out the form below!
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MIT Hacking Medicine09/18/2017 @ 9:28
Join MIT Hacking Medicine, Prize4Life: Accelerating Research for ALS, and the The ALS Association for an #ALS #AssistiveTechnology #Hackathon! Happening October 6-7 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center.

The hackathon will bring students and makers, together with ALS patients, clinicians and technology experts to work towards designing novel, effective and accessible technological solutions that could have a transformative effect on the day-to-day lives of ALS patients, their families and care givers.

More information here:
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MIT Hacking Medicine09/15/2017 @ 13:19
#BostonPeeps: Want a chance to win $2,500, help thousands of those affected by #hemophilia, and have a chance for your ideas to be heard? Join us at #HackingHemophilia along with CSL Behring and the National Hemophilia Foundation.

When: October 20th-22nd
Where: Cambridge, MA
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MIT Hacking Medicine09/14/2017 @ 22:54
For some health startup inspiration, check out the Demo Day (recorded) livestream from IndieBio:
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MIT Hacking Medicine09/12/2017 @ 7:21
Join B. Braun and the German Accelerator Life Sciences for a Pitch Competition on the Future of Surgery on September 21, 2017 from 5 to 7pm at Venture Café in Cambridge, MA.

Five startups will be selected to pitch to a panel of industry experts and investors. Prizes will be awarded to two teams:
- The 1st Place prizes include $2,000 in cash or a mentoring day with senior executives at the B. Braun North America headquarters in Pennsylvania.
- The 2nd Place receives a $1,000 cash prize .

Please send a one-pager to to apply for the competition. Register on Eventbrite to attend the pitch competition and join the networking after: .

The application deadline is September 13, 2017 .


09/28/2017 @ 15:12
To ALL Grand Hack Participants:

Apply to the Post Hack 2017!

When: Apply by October 25th 11:59PM

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09/26/2017 @ 15:18
HACK ALERT: Come Join us in Hacking Hemophilia 2017

Where: Cambridge, MA
When: Oct 20-22
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09/19/2017 @ 8:14
HACK ALERT: Join us in the ALS Assistive Technology Hackathon with @Prize4Life

When: October 6-7
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