We would like to invite you to participate in theVirtual COBRE Overdose Hackathon which will be held on Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 17th, 2021 with a kick-off event that can be joined virtually on the platform Airmeet or in-person at District Hall in Providence from 4-8 pm (Located at 225 Dyer Street). Virtual networking and matchmaking opportunities will be made available throughout the event, and a series of amazing speakers will share community, healthcare, and policy perspectives related to the overdose problem, including Dr. Brandon Marshall from Brown School of Public Health and Dr. Kim Sue from the National Harm Reduction Coalition!

The top three teams will receive $400 per person and will have the opportunity to receive funding to further develop their idea! Next-step seed funding of up to $40,000 per selected team is available.

384 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to drug overdose in 2020. We seek creative solutions focused on addressing this preventable health problem in the state of Rhode Island.

If you would like to fill out an application after registration, you may do so HERE. (applications are not required but encouraged):

Check out our previous Hackathon winners on our website HEREand WATCH short videos about the projects!

Register via Airmeet HERE.

Requirements

5-minute final pitching presentation to be presented on Sunday, 10/17. 

If your team is selected, you will be asked to submit a 2-page concept document and budget proposal draft. 

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Prizes

$121,200 in prizes

Top 3 teams will receive $400 per person (3)

Seed funding (3)

Next-step seed funding of up to $40,000 per selected team is available.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Dr. Traci Green

Dr. Traci Green
COBRE on Opioids & Overdose

Dr. Brandon Marshall

Dr. Brandon Marshall
Brown School of Public Health

Jake Reder

Jake Reder
Celdara Medical

Mavis Nimoh

Mavis Nimoh
Center on Health & Justice Transformation

Anita Jacobson

Anita Jacobson
Community First Responder Program

Dr. Susan Ramsey

Dr. Susan Ramsey
COBRE on Opioids & Overdose

Dr. Kim Sue

Dr. Kim Sue
National Harm Reduction Coalition

Judging Criteria

  • Clear problem and definition
    Problem being addressed is clear Target population is well described Hack idea clearly addresses this problem AND target population
  • Originality, innovation, creativity
    Hack (product, policy, solution) involves a new approach to the problem and target population
  • Impact
    Hack has the potential to significantly impact the community or target population
  • Viability
    Marketing and/or adopting hack into practice is feasible & accessible. Team has articulated a well developed plan to implement hack. Team has anticipated potential barriers and has a plan to address them.

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