Valley Children’s Partners with Microsoft to Host First-Ever Hackathon

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(Madera, California) – Registration is now open for Valley Children’s first-ever Hackathon! Valley Children’s has partnered with Microsoft to bring together pediatric caregivers, business leaders, computer science professionals and students, entrepreneurs and industry leaders for a weekend of collaboration where you can join a team, create a prototype and pitch a healthcare solution.

The theme is Rethinking Pediatric Healthcare: Innovations for our “New Normal.” Winning teams will receive cash prizes and move forward with the Innovation Lab’s incubation process – valued at up to $100,000. The three-day event will take place virtually. Judges include representatives from Microsoft, Amazon and Valley Children’s.

Valley Children’s Hackathon

Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25
Location: Virtual
No cost to participate

Friday: 5 p.m. Kick Off, Problem Pitches & Team Formation
Saturday: 8 a.m. Reconvene and continue Hacking
Sunday: 11 a.m. Pitch Ideas 1 p.m. Judging and Prizes

First Place $1,000
Second Place $750
Third Place $500

To learn more about the Hackathon and to register, please visit Space is limited.

In October of 2019, Valley Children’s launched a partnership with The Innovation Institute, a national, independent medical product incubator and healthcare series provider to spark innovation across the health network. The Institute’s Innovation Lab is staffed with scientists, doctors and commercialization experts who evaluate ideas, build prototypes, protect them, license them and then take them to market directly or through industry partners. Valley Children’s innovation program, known as George’s Idea Lab, operates as part of The Innovation Lab.

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