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Break into health, start a startup, and win a client.
Winning teams receive $25k revenue and an enterprise LOI.

Join the first event where you can win a client. Learn problems, iterate with executives to win a pilot. Then join our startup foundry, where you'll iterate further with executives and eventually pitch their executive team to land a contract.

  • Problem:

    Caregiver support

    Nearly 4 in 10 parents 65 years and older worry they might become a burden to their children. What technological tools could be given to support caregivers and to facilitate the transition?

  • Problem:

    Understanding Medical Advice

    As individuals age, their cognitive function and ability to process complex information decreases. This poses risks as physician advice increases in complexity as one ages.

  • Problem:

    End of life planning

    75% of doctors haven't discussed life expectancy with elderly patients who have a chronic serious illness. How can we facilitate conversations to ensure wishes are honored?

Corporate Partners:

Prebacked corporate partner Regence
Prebacked corporate partner Cambia Health Solutions

Start: Oct 26, Judging: Nov 02

Silicon Valley

Hack health at Ignition

Ideate with senior executives for two days, hack for a week, and showcase your solution. Winners receive an LOI and $25,000 in a revenue stipend.

Iterate with your client

Over 90 days you'll develop your project, have weekly calls with corporate partner executives, and participate in (and enjoy the perks of) the Prebacked Foundry.

Land a contract

Demo your product in the boardroom at 'contract excecution day' and land a substantial enterprise contract.


Hacking and building

Step 1: Build your team

Team strength is critical to launch a startup. Success at Ignition is dependent on your team's ability to develop innovative soluions and effectively collaborate with potential clients.
How will you build your team?

A foundry for startups

Teams leaving Ignition with a LOI are invited to the Prebacked Foundry. Support your innovation with weekly private events, dinners, mixers with top industry and VC executives, and other perks.
What can your startup accomplish with these opportunities?

Hacking and building
Blue Cross Blue Shield, at scale

Scale? We can do that.

Think $25,000 and a LOI sound good? How about a $100,000 contract after 90 days of development? How about 38 of them? That's how many companies are under the Blue Cross Blue Shield umbrella. Then there's Accenture, GE, and many other clients we work with. We're about revenue. Lots of it.


Problems

Here's a taste of problems to be pitched


    Problem #1

    Caregiver support

    Nearly 4 in 10 parents 65 years and older worry they might become a burden to their children. What technological tools could be given to support caregivers and to facilitate the transition?

    Problem #2

    Understanding Medical Advice

    As individuals age, their cognitive function and ability to process complex information decreases. This poses risks as physician advice increases in complexity as one ages.

    Problem #3

    End of life planning

    75% of doctors haven't discussed life expectancy with elderly patients who have a chronic serious illness. How can we facilitate conversations to ensure wishes are honored?



Executive Panel


Mentors and Judges



Schedule

Timeline of Ignition: Saturday, kickoff; Saturday and Sunday: Iteration Weekend; Sunday to Sunday: Build week; Sunday (2): letter of intent day

1

Saturday - Oct 26

  • 11:30 am

    Doors open, lunch, networking
  • 12:00

    Logistics, problem pitches
  • 12:30 - 6:00

    Ideation / iteration with execs
  • 6:00

    Dinner
  • 8:00 pm

    Venue closed

2

Sunday - Oct 27

  • 10:00 am

    Doors open, more iterating
  • 11:00 - 4:00

    More iterating
  • 12:30

    Lunch
  • 5:30

    Round 1 winners selected

3

Saturday - Nov 02

  • 11:00 am

    Doors open, networking
  • 12:00

    Pitching, Judging, LOIs signed
  • 3:00

    Beer, inductance to Prebacked Ignition
  • 5:00

    Goodnight

FAQ

    Event questions

  • I already have a startup.  Can I participate?

  • What's the purpose?

  • What type of contract will I land?

  • What kind of teams attend Ignition?

  • Are all participants of the weekend invited to judging day?

  • Will there be space to work for build week?

  • Can there be more than one winner per problem?

  • Whether we win or not, will we receive feedback?

    Program questions

  • Is this an incubator?

  • Do you take equity?

  • Does event participation force equity distribution?

    General questions

  • How much is the contract worth?

  • Who owns the IP?


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