On October 17th, Accelerate Okanagan will be hosting the inaugural Hacking Health event. This one-day hackathon will be facilitated by Rocky Ozaki and his team at NoW of Work Inc.
We are looking for innovative, out-of-the-box thinkers who are motivated to build the future of health by improving the cancer care experience. Participants will be introduced to a problem statement and from there will form groups and get hacking.
This day-long, bootcamp style experience will teach the basics of human-centered design. There will be a panel of judges who review the ideas generated throughout the day and will be left with the impossible task of picking a winner.
Hacking Health is Invite Only. If you are interested in participating, connect with Project Coordinator, Sara Scott.
Hacking Health is part of a larger event series called The Future of Health, a forum focused on cancer care we're hosting in partnership with BC Cancer, Interior Health, and UBC Okanagan.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity