Healthcare Hackathon: March 24-26th, 2017

Nurses Hacking Healthcare

The hardest part of starting up is knowing where to start. At our Hackathon Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal healthcare startup environment for innovation and entrepreneurship magic to happen.

Surrounded by innovative, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.


Form your idea into a concept!



Build your concept into a porotype for a project



Network with our mentors to guide you through the innovation process



Pitch your innovation!

Winning Teams


Heera Care: a medical device designed to treat and manage incontinence. This team is well on it’s way – we will keep you updated on their development.

Jai Farswani, NEU Alumni 2011
Michelle Anderson, CLNC, BSN
Kelley Reiger, PNP, MSN, RN
Holli Delaporte CNA
Amin Karimpour

2nd Place Team

BreathBalanceTM: a lifesaving mobile platform for individuals with respiratory disease that harnesses modern technologies to deliver life-saving just-in-time interventions.

Judy Lipperman RN, BSN
Christine Gordon MPH, Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, Northeastern University

3rd Place Team

IVSafT: Congratulations to our 3rd place team composed of 3 nurses. IVSafT created a new IV system that will decrease injuries and infections for those who have IV treatments. Stay tuned for more information on IVSafT as they pursue their patent and move this idea into a product!

Maggie McLaughlin RN ,BSN ,VABC
Melinda J Watman BSN ,MSN, MBA
Kristin M. Kunze RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC, SRNA


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.


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


Brant Cooper

NYT Bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Moves the Needle

Laurance Stuntz

Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Prince Nnah

CRO, IntelyCare

Holly Jimison

Professor , PhD, FACMI

Dr Marybeth Pompei

Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation


Christopher Ford

Co-founder, American Renal Associates, Inc.

Robert Lunn

Co-Founder + Chief Business Officer, ChargeRX

Hiyam Nadel MBA, BSN, RN

Nursing Director at Massachusetts General Hospital

Jennifer Roycroft Pires

CEO, Roycroft Design

Tricia Demmers

Technical Account Coordinator, CEO, Editor & Chief of The FindingFelicity Project

Marion Leary RN, MSN

Director of Innovation Research, University of Pennsylvania

Marisela S. Cigliuti, RN, BSN, CCDS

Founder & CEO of TeleNurse Network, LLC

Virginia Desens, RN, MS, CMRM

Founder & President of AG Medical Solutions

Arnold Friedman

Senior Counsel, Synesis Law

George Russ Moran

Executive Adjunct Faculty Instructor, D’Amore-McKim School of Business High MS in Innovation Program

Christine Gordon

Project Manager, Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care

Howie Hecht

Managing partner, Appanite, Inc.

John Tremblay

Managing Director, Mobile Integrity

Peter Cargill Jr.

Vice President of Sales, GPS Dental | DentReps | DR Recruiting

Helen Adeosun

Co-Founder and CEO, CareAcademy

Emily Levy

CEO and Co-Founder, Mighty Well

Michelle Anderson


Andrew Reina

Chief Operations Officer,

Misha Pavel

Professor , PhD, Professor, College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Science, Northeastern University

Catherine Turner MBA, BSN, RN-BC

Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

Alex Adeli

DMD CEO and Founder, Stynt

Raissa Hacohen

CEO & Co-founder, CareNav

Tim Howe

Director of Systems Engineering, 3Derm

Sri Krishnamurthy


Kelley Rieger BS, MSN, RN, PNP-BC

Executive Board, Show Me Your Stethoscope

Brian McDonald

Chief Design Officer, Wellivity

Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP

Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University