What is a hackathon?
A sprint-like event where participants team up and create solutions to real-life challenges in an intense period of time. Using creativity, technology and mentoring, the week results in prototypes, fresh new concepts and innovation.
What is Hack&Heal about?
Hack&Heal is an online hackathon where we are looking for students, fresh graduates or early stage startups who are willing to solve our partners’ challenges in the area of healthcare during 48 hours.
How can I submit my project?
To submit your project create a 2 minute video pitch, upload it to YouTube and link it on the submission form, along with a GitHub repo. The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation,
etc... whatever fits best. The jury will then evaluate projects based on the pitch and submission form. Please observe these conditions strictly as in other cases we will unfortunately not be able to evaluate your project.
What does the evaluation method look like?
There will be three kinds of evaluation methods. On the one hand, the challenge’s owner will provide a 3-4 member jury of experts from its company who will evaluate the projects based on the pitches and submission forms. And
on the other hand, all projects will be available and can be evaluated by other competitors too through the JunctionApp. Finally, for the main prize, each challenge winner and the best 3 ideas according to the community will do a live pitch and with an audience voting we will announce the absolute winner of the contest.
How can the competitors evaluate each other?
JunctionApp uses an algorithm named Gavel to judge projects. In this pairwise-comparison-based algorithm participants review each other’s projects. The system incorporates a lot of research on mathematical psychology along
with fancy math, resulting in a fair and scalable reviewing system. The user is always given two projects to compare, asked to vote for the better one and compare the newer project to the next one (and so forth). This way,
one doesn’t have to take in consideration what the absolute perfect, nor what the absolutely worst project would look like. It’s enough to decide the better one of the two that the system suggests. In addition, participants
are naturally curious to understand why a certain project has won. Peer reviewing gives them the possibility to have an overlook of other projects and cast their vote for the winners.
What are the evaluation criteria?
The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- 25% - Prototype
- 20% - Feasibility
- 20% - Impact/value
- 20% - Innovativeness
- 15% - Presentation