You can hack it!
Are you a creative thinker? If problem solving and teamwork appeals to you, then our Hackathon is designed for you. During this live event you are up to solve challenges that represent our company's various areas of business – and we need hackers like you to do so within 24 hours.
As a Hackathon participant, you gain access to experienced coaches, opportunities to network and highly motivated and creative team members (like yourself!). Winning teams will automatically be qualified for our Virtual Incubation and get an invite to our X-Innovation Summit later in 2017.
Your journey to Hackathon is just the beginning
Hackathon participants take on global health and innovation
In August 2016, nearly 150 social entrepreneurs participated in Africa’s first-ever Hackathon at the Impact Hub Accra in Accra, Ghana. Health Hack Accra brought together biomedical engineers, scientists, programmers and business students from various parts of West Africa to solve to some of the continent’s toughest health challenges, such as maternal and reproductive health, access to healthcare, non-communicable disease, and infectious disease. Participants were divided into 29 teams and tasked with creating innovative solutions to these pressing problems. The top three teams, in addition to receiving monetary prizes, also won access to six months of incubation in our Entrepreneurial Development Space at Impact Hub Accra, where they could establish and grow their award-winning ideas in an environment supported by our company. And one of the top three finalists is currently participating in the our Accelerator program – a program designed to expedite the idea-to-market process as rapidly
and resourcefully as possible.
Health Hack Accra
We are hosting this first ever dialogue of its kind gathering together representatives from government, international organizations, research institutions and private sector.