Health Hack the Planet
We’re happy to announce the launch of the Health 2.0 Developers World Cup. Similar to our existing Code-a-thons, we’re inviting teams of developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to compete in live competitions to build applications and tools that improve healthcare world wide. The winners from each coding competition will face-off in San Francisco at the 6th Annual Fall Health 2.0 Conference for the Developers World Cup title. All finalists will receive free passes to the conference and a travel stipend. The winning team will receive a $10,000 cash prize, the opportunity to showcase their winning product on the main stage of the conference, and international visibility as world champions.
“We are building upon the successes of our developer challenges to encourage new ideas and products that enhance health care delivery in the United States,” said Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 Co-Chairman and CEO. “Improving quality of care and reducing costs are challenges confronting nations around the globe, not just the U.S. Our goal with the Developers World Cup is to unleash the innovation and creativity of the international developer community and bring multi-disciplinary teams comprised of designers, clinicians, patients and entrepreneurs together to address health issues that matter the most in their region.”
The Developers World Cup kicked off yesterday in Delhi with a one-day code-a-thon that was held in conjunction with Health 2.0 India Conference. The next international code-a-thon will be hosted by the Health 2.0 Fukushima Chapter in Japan on February 21-22, 2012. Other competitions are planned in China, the Netherlands, Russia and several cities in the U.S. The international and U.S. winners will gather at Health Innovation Week in October to refine their entries and square off during the final competition October, 6-7, 2012 at the 6th Annual Fall Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.
Think you have a shot at claiming The Cup? Are you the world’s best Health Hacker? Check out Health 2.0 Developer World Cup and start making plans for global domination!