Sunday, February 24, 2013

WEATHER UPDATE - Watch a Healthcare Innovation Idea Go from Concept to Potential Commercial Success LIVE at Hackovate Health - Feb 26th, 2013

Watch a healthcare innovation idea go from concept to potential commercial success…LIVE at Hackovate Health Innovation Competition – Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2013.
In the event of inclement weather, you will also be able to watch this event via LIVE STREAM. Currently (As of 1:30 pm CST, Sunday, February 24th, 2013) the Kansas City metro area weather forecast shows snow showers beginning Monday morning through Wednesday, with the bulk of the snow received on Monday evening/night.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending and we will make every effort to keep you informed of any weather related changes. With luck, the roads should be reasonably clear by Tuesday morning...and the human spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship will go on!

Finalist Presentations: 1-5pm
Innovation Keynotes & Live Judging: 5-5:45pm
Community Networking Reception (Complimentary Beer / Appetizers): 5:45-8pm

Come watch 10 finalists from all over the world present their healthcare innovation idea onstage to a panel of judges to win the opportunity of a lifetime! Each finalist will explain how their idea can help “hack” healthcare innovation (1-5pm), especially addressing the healthcare challenges that The Affordable Care Act has created. Finalists have the opportunity for H&R Block to help bring their idea to commercial success via a partnership to be determined only by imagination. This is truly a WIN-WIN-WIN for entrepreneurs with ideas, large companies looking for low risk innovation partnerships and the world to benefit from problems being solved in the healthcare space. Get tickets now

Three winners will win cash prizes, and even more could win opportunities for partnerships after the competition. A People’s Choice Award will also be given for an idea that is voted on by the audience during the finale.

Two thought-provoking keynote presentations will open your mind to healthcare innovation, with Ned Holland and David Kord Murray bringing innovation needs and innovation possibilities together in one event.

Healthcare Innovation Keynote Address: Ned Holland, Jr. Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA), Department of Health and Human Services 

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Keynote Address: Best Selling Innovation Author David Kord Murray, Borrowing Brilliance and Plan B

After the event (5:45 – 8pm), come meet entrepreneurs, community leaders, innovation experts, investors, industry partners, healthcare thought leaders and people who are making it happen, from all over world, to include the Kansas City region. Complimentary beer and appetizers are provided.

There will also be a few special surprises & giveaways guaranteed to open your mind to an innovation mindset that you can use in everyday life!

Hackovate Health Innovation Competition is a free event but RSVP’s are requested. Walk ups will be accommodated on a space permitting first come, first served basis. This event is being held at Union Station Extreme Screen Theater and Union Station Sprint Festival Plaza (main floor). Ample parking is available via Union Station parking facilities.

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