Make Miami's
children healthier!

February 20-21
The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, Miami Florida

Use tech to stem the tide of childhood obesity.



The Challenge

Create disruptive solutions to stem the tide of childhood obesity and make our communities and children healthier.


Internationally Recognized Clinicians

Thought Leaders In Childhood Obesity


Community Health Organizations

Local Healthcare Providers

150 - 200 Innovators (Including You)


Spend 2 full days working on ideas to Hack the Fat and help make Miami's children healthier.


If you are passionate about healthcare and kids, have strong ideas and understand software, engineering, healthy living, medicine, behavioral psychology etc.

You Should Be There!


Drumroll Please...

On the second day, final demos will be presented to a panel of prominent judges.

Abhinav Gautam

Co-Founder of Carevoyance and Entrepreneur in Residence at Startupbootcamp Miami

Eric Wenke

Head of Corporate Transformation at Baptist Health

Lee Kaplan

Chief of UHealth Sports Medicine

Mark Everett

President of Miami Dade College Medical Campus

Norma Sue Kenyon

Vice Provost of Innovation at the University of Miami

Prizes include:

1. We are offering $3,500 to the first place winner. $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner of the hackathon.

2. Present your ideas to industry leaders and investors who can help you bring them to life

3. Opportunity to participate in Startupbootcamp Miami Selection Days

4. Showcase your solutions to industry leaders

5. Pilot your solution with our community partners

6. For the top three teams, we are also offering free Amazon Web Services.



8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Introductions & Morning Keynote Speakers
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Hack 101
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Problem Pitches
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Team Formation
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Final Team Formation
12:30 PM Lunch Served
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM Hacking
3:00 PM Team registration (names and name of team)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner, Networking, Hacking
8:00 PM End of Day 1


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Announcements & Follow-ups
9:45 AM - 2:00 PM Hacking
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Practice Pitching Slots
12:30 PM Lunch Served
2:10 PM Final Presentation Deadline
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Team Presentations
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Judge Deliberation & Speaker Time Slots
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks!


A Hackathon is an event in which people with different backgrounds and expertise form teams, collaborate within a limited time frame, and focus on a specific problem or idea in healthcare to come up with innovative, disruptive ideas and solutions. By bringing together diverse minds alike in their interest for solving healthcare's biggest challenges, problems can be diagnosed and tackled from multiple different perspectives. Watch this video from the last year's MIT HackMed GrandHack to see what a healthcare hackathon is like!

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