NYU Healthcare Makerthon Weekend Oct 6-8

Join us for the 3rd Annual NYU Healthcare Makerthon Weekend on Fri, Oct 6 – Sun, Oct 8

Turn your tech or design ideas into reality with a cross-disciplinary team at the Makerthon weekend and win a combined $10,000 in prizes. Are you ready?


Bring YOUR solution ideas for the real world healthcare innovation challenges, we provide:

  • MENTORSHIP from healthcare and industry experts to help you develop your idea
  • Industry experts in prototyping and tools to SUPPORT you as you build
  • PRIZES, be one of the four teams to win a combined $10,000 and more prizes
  • CONNECTION to experts, entrepreneurs, and investors

For tech enthusiasts, you’ll receive hands-on support to prototype and build a concept with a team. This is your chance to create apps or sensors for communication and or engagement in healthcare.

For designers, you’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team to conduct user research with healthcare providers and build physical/digital prototypes to add to your portfolio.

For business students, you’ll meet and work on healthcare innovation challenges with tech co-founders and have the opportunity to pitch in front of VCs and investors to win.

For biomedical and healthcare students and experts, this is your chance to help ideate and create the right solution for real-world healthcare innovation challenges.


*Please note that this event is open only to current students, researchers, faculty and staff of NYU and NYU Langone Health. All other event attendees are by invitation only.*

Summary of Weekend Agenda

Fri, Oct 6, 6-8:30 pm: Weekend kickoff and keynote speeches from:

Andrew Hamilton, President of NYU

Nedal Shami, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CityMD

Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor)

Sat, Oct 7, 9:00am-Close: Learn from users and build your solution and business model, with hands-on support from expert coaches in healthcare, engineering, UX design, and investors. Explore APIs and physical prototyping tools to build your solution.

Location: Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Place

Sun, Oct 9, 9:00am-5pm: Get coaching on your pitch then present your prototype and business opportunity to a panel of VC and expert judges in front of a live audience

Location: Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Place

Throughout the weekend, we’ll be using Slack to communicate. Please add nyuhm17.slack.com

Win Prizes!

Participating teams will present their solutions to a panel of venture capitalists and other expert judges at the end of the makerthon weekend for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes (grant) and other great perks to help move your ideas forward.

Food will be provided for participants.

*No prior experience in healthcare or at hackathons necessary.

*Bring your spunk!


About the NYU Healthcare Makerthon:

The NYU Healthcare Makerthon is a high-energy opportunity to work alongside passionate members of the NYU community to solve for impactful, unmet needs in healthcare. You will experience the rush of being challenged and thinking on your feet with your multi-disciplinary team and industry mentors. Teams of NYU students, faculty, researchers, and staff will compete to win over $10,000 in total prizes.

Questions? Visit the website to learn more.

*Please note that this event is open only to current students, researchers, faculty and staff of NYU and NYU Langone Health; All other event attendees are by invitation only.*