DESCRIPTION
Virtual hackathon for students to create novel solutions to COVID-19 challenges unique to returning to work and school settings.
Teams of Emory University + Georgia Tech students compete for cash prizes + the opportunity to take their solution to market through GT's CREATE-X Startup Launch.

This is a collaboration with the Emory Global Health Institute, CREATE X, the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech & Emory, and the Emory University School of Medicine.
Location
  Virtual
Date & Time
  JAN 22, 8 AM -
  JAN 24, 11 AM
SCHEDULE + DEADLINES
JAN 22       8:00 AM        HACKATHON BEGINS                                        
                                                         Welcome Packet via email
                    8:00 PM        TEAM + TOPIC SUBMISSION DEADLINE                                        
                                                         Email names of team members + chosen topic to [email protected].
                                                         Team number will be assigned upon receipt of email.
JAN 23       ALL DAY        HACKATHON WORK DAY                                        
JAN 24       11:00 AM        SUBMISSION DEADLINE                                        
                                                          Submit via RocketJudge here.
JAN 25       1:00 PM         ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS                                 
                                                         Posted on this website and sent via email.
JAN 26       5:00 PM        ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING TEAMS                                 
                                                         Posted on this website + on social media, and sent via email.
REGISTRATION
TEAM REQUIREMENTS
Teams must have students from BOTH Emory University + Georgia Tech to win the top 3 prizes.
Teams must have 2-6 undergraduate or graduate students (Fall 2020 grads are eligible).
TEAM FORMATION
Use SLACK or Google Team Finder (requests) or Hackers List (participant list) to connect with potential team members.
Submit team members + topic by Jan 22 @ 8 PM - [email protected]
INELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION
Non-Emory or GT students 
Alumni (*exception: Fall 2020 graduates)
1-person teams
REGISTRATION
Click on "Register" button at the top of this page.
Register as an individual.
School email address is REQUIRED.
HACKATHON FOCUS
THEME
Solutions for returning to work and school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic - think outside the box!
REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVES
GET INSPIRED!
Hear about some of the challenges faced across multiple perspectives to help spark ideas!
UNIVERSITY IT
MARK CONDE
BUSINESS
CYNDI JOINER
GRADUATE STUDENT
HARIS KHAN
PROJECT SUBMISSION
DELIVERABLE
WHAT              Video showcasing solution + 1 sentence description
LENGTH           5 minutes max
CONTENT        No rules - present project however you think is best. Make sure to keep judging criteria in mind!
FORMAT          YouTube Link
CRITERIA
     MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEM/IMPACT
            Significance of problem

            Size of population likely to impact
            Priority of problem for population affected

     MARKETABILITY
            Consumer appeal/business adoption

            Potential profitability
            Ease of product adoption

     INNOVATION

            Creativity of solution
            Uniqueness
            Novelty 

     VIABILITY

            Feasibility (to build, manufacture, deploy, finance)
            Practicality
            Confidence in design
            Clear pathway from prototype to product 

     DELIVERY OF PITCH

            Clear, comprehensive explanation of details of problem and solution
            Engaging presentation
            Audience/judges understanding of problem and solution
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit project HERE.
DEADLINE
Sunday, January 24 @ 11 AM
WINNING TEAMS
FINALIST TEAMS
2       WHYbrary
4       Socialite
7       Rotations
15     GoodVibes Bracelet
28     ProTracker
30     nonose
31     Sentinel - COVID 19
32     COVERED
33     Beacon
34     Bubbl
PRIZES
  1st Place                                   $3,500 + Enrollment in CREATE-X Startup Launch (May - Aug 2021)
  2nd - 3rd Place                        $3,500
  4th - 10th Place                       $1,500
CREATE-X STARTUP LAUNCH
  CREATE-X Startup Launch helps students launch their projects from idea stage (or beyond) into fully functioning and viable startups.
RESOURCES
  Use Slack to connect throughout the hackathon! Channels include:
  #announcements                          All pertinent information released during the competition will be found here.
  #participants                                 Connect with other hackathon participants; can find teammates or ask questions.
  #questions2host                            If you have any questions to the host that would be helpful for other participants, please post here.
  #faq                                                 Answers to helpful questions will be stored here.
  Use the Google Team Finder to find teammates! Remember, you must have both Emory + GT represented on your team.
  Peruse various articles HERE on COVID-19, working and schooling remotely, testing, etc.
PREVIOUS WINNING TEAMS (MAY 2020)
  CAPACIT: An app that communicates current population density and capacity at businesses and public spaces to users.
  CARERING: An app that keeps users informed about nursing home residents' needs and health status.
  COVIDHUB: Integrating COVID test results into legacy Electronic Medical Records (EMRs).
CONTACT US
For any questions not answered on this page, you may contact [email protected]

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