Startup Weekend: Opioid Crisis

 

The Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program of Northeastern University is excited to announce that we will be partnering with StartupHealth and NEUSHA for the second annual Nurse Hackathon as a part of Startup Weekend.

In October 2017, the opioid crisis was declared a national public health emergency.1

Substance misuse is a widespread affliction affecting millions in the country and across the world. Opioid misuse, in particular, isn’t confined to a single ethnicity or socioeconomic class, but rather affects people from all walks of life—including their friends, family and the healthcare system at large.

The rate of opioid addiction has grown significantly over the last 5 years, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and millions of patients suffering from addiction.

Furthermore, opioid overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old — killing roughly 64,000 people in 2016, at a pace faster than the H.I.V. epidemic did at its peak.2

It’s time academics, healthcare professionals, and government officials band together to combat this ever-growing issue. There is no single solution, rather a culmination of research, practice, and policy to make meaningful strides on this front.

Please check out topics of discussion at the 2018 Startup Weekend:

1. Diversion: How are the medications disappearing from the hospital to the home?2. Nurses on the Front Line: Moderator:3. Policy: Moderator: Is it a Crime or is it a Disease? 4. Stigma of Opioid Addiction
 

2018 Opioid Hackathon

Schedule

Day 1: Meet, Pitch, & Team Up

 

Dinner & Networking:

Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.

Choose Your Project:

From the top projects – Choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.

60 Seconds to Pitch:

Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.

Build a Team:

Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.

Day 2: Learn & Work

 

Learn from the Best

Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.

Get to Work

We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it.

Day 3: Present & Choose

 

Present in Front of Panel Judges

The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.

Celebrate

Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.

Winning Teams:

1st Place: NarcanRN

2nd Place: Safe Cap

3rd Place: Mile$tone

Judges

Clement Cazalot

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TECHSTARS 

Jennifer Jordan

VENTURE CAPITALIST AND BOARD MEMBER 

Panelists

Senator John Keenan

 DIVERSION: HOW ARE THE MEDICATIONS DISAPPEARING FROM THE HOSPITALS TO THE HOME 

Chris Hillier

POLICY: IS IT A CRIME OR IS IT A DISEASE? 

Catherine O’Connor, MSN, RN, ACRN

 NURSES ON THE FRONTLINE 

Vaughn Hester

STIGMA OF OPIOID ADDICTION 

Hank Brawley

 STIGMA OF OPIOID ADDICTION 

Ray Mitrano, M.S, RPh

 DIVERSION: HOW ARE THE MEDICATIONS DISAPPEARING FROM THE HOSPITALS TO THE HOME 

Carol Mallia, MSN, RN

 DIVERSION: HOW ARE THE MEDICATIONS DISAPPEARING FROM THE HOSPITALS TO THE HOME 

Jared Shwartz, JD

 Policy: IS IT A CRIME OR IS IT A DISEASE? 

Susan L. Parish PhD, MSW

 POLICY: IS IT A CRIME OR A DISEASE? -MODERATOR 

Charlie Schick, PhD

STIGMA OF OPIOID ADDICTION-MODERATOR 

Karen Jarvis Vance, MSN, RN, NCSN

 NURSES ON THE FRONTLINE MODERATOR 

Kelly Larrabee Robke, RN, MBA, MS

 DIVERSION: HOW ARE THE MEDICATIONS DISAPPEARING FROM THE HOSPITALS TO THE HOME? - MODERATOR 

Dan Marko

 THE STIGMA OF OPIOID ADDICTION 

Everett Crosland, JD MSc

Policy: IS IT A CRIME OR IS IT A DISEASE? 

Charles Anderson M.D

 Policy: IS IT A CRIME OR IS IT A DISEASE? 

Beth-Ann Witkowski

 NURSES ON THE FRONTLINE 

Kelley Rieger, MSN, RN

 STIGMA OF OPIOID ADDICTION 

Ann M. Corcoran

 NURSES ON THE FRONT LINE 

Mentors

Chelsea Trengrove, Ph.D

 Empatica, Inc.’s Program Manager 

Donald Whitmore, JD, MBA

 Consultant and attorney. 

Kevin Myers, BSN, MSN

 ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER 

Celsea Tibbitt, BSN, RN

 SCHOOL OF NURSING PHD STUDENT, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 

Jason Radford

 CEO AND FOUNDER OF VOLUNTEER SCIENCE 

Howie Hecht

 CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, POCKETROSTER 

Robert Farra

 CEO, CEQUR CORP 

Riley Rodgers

 PRINCIPAL AT VALIA INVESTMENTS 

Judi Cullinane, MSN,RN,CAGS,CCRN-K

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE 

Jarrett Goetz

 CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER @ C-4 ANALYTICS 

Haley Waud PT, DPT

 FOUNDER OF YOUREKA HUB LLC 

Abhi T.

 FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF NAYA CONSULTANTS 

Gabor Bethlendy MSW, BS

 CEO & FOUNDER, MEENTA 

Mariya Filipova, MBA

 SENIOR MANAGER, HEALTH ECOSYSTEMS, DELOITTE 

Tim Simard

 SENIOR HEALTHCARE & TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE 

JACK KELLY

 ADDICTION POLICY ADVISOR TO BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR BILL LINEHAN 

Hiyam Nadel MBA, BSN, RN

 NURSING DIRECTOR AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL