Health Hack Accra, a health innovation hackathon seeking to improve health outcomes throughout Ghana, will be taking place at Impact Hub Accra from August 26 – 28, 2016.
The 48-hour hackathon will bring together a diverse group of health entrepreneurs ranging from students to surgeons to develop solutions for improving health.
These entrepreneurs, who will be grouped in teams of 3-6 individuals will create, develop, and pitch innovative business models or products to a highly-esteemed local and international judging panel.
The three winning teams, selected by the judging panel, will receive a business development prize pack – including six months of co-working in the Merck Entrepreneurial Development Space (MEDspace) located at Impact Hub Accra.
They will also attend a five-day Unreasonable Labs business acceleration course, and receive support from Facebook (including acceptance into the Bootstrap track of the FbStart program, support to create a Free Basics compatible website, and complimentary business software).
“All throughout the continent, health challenges and potential solutions have been isolated by physicians, patients, and communities. We’re excited to support people passionate about improving health outcomes – providing the tools necessary to take dreams and turn them into reality,” said Emily Sheldon, Director of Health Innovation, Impact Hub Accra.
The hackathon is sponsored by Merck, a leading science and technology company in healthcare, and supported by key partners such as Hack for Big Choices and Facebook.