For The Longest Day, we're organizing the first ever #ENDALZ Hackathon, hosted by Hult International Business School. We'll be working hard to create tech-driven solutions in Alzheimer's care, while raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association.

At the #ENDALZ Hackathon, we'll be working towards solutions in care and support for individuals living with the disease and their caregivers. Alzheimer's speakers include:

  • Mike Belleville
    Former Verizon Employee
    Age 54, living with early onset Alzheimer's
     
  • Frank S.P. Yacino
    Former Engineer
    Caregiver for wife for 21 years
     
  • A.J. Plummer
    Director of Memory Care Services
    The Residences at Wingate

Today, the healthcare tech market is booming and the number of individuals impacted by Alzheimer's is skyrocketing. Here's a snapshot of the problem... and the opportunity for healthcare tech:

  • In the United States alone, there are 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's and over 15 million caregivers. Without effective treatments, those numbers are expected to grow to 17 million and 45 million by 2050, respectively.
     
  • Globally, there are already over 44 million people living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number could be as high as 136 million.
     
  • The global healthcare IT market is projected to hit $66 billion by 2020. Today, it accounts for roughly 20% of GDP in the United States.

Eligibility

  • Participants may be individuals or teams.
  • Teams must participate in person on Saturday, July 25 at Hult International Business School.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

Will be Announced!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Contact Jason Lynch at jlynch@alz.org to start or join a team. 

Judges

Will be Announced!

Will be Announced!

Nick Dougherty

Nick Dougherty
CEO VerbalCare

Jim Fisk

Jim Fisk
Web Developer

Megan Parsons

Megan Parsons

Jason Lynch

Jason Lynch
Alzheimer's Association

Lisa Fulchino

Lisa Fulchino

Stephanie Luz

Stephanie Luz

Judging Criteria

  • Will be Announced
  • Creativity/Idea
  • Effort
  • Polish

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