Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0
Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019
Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019
Event starts at 5:30 pm
USI Health Professions Building
8600 University Boulevard
"Better Health Through Innovation"
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build ideas, and launch startups.
This year SWE 8.0 will have a thematic focus to address community and regional health care issues; “Better Health Through Innovation” - an SWE platform that will seek to combine healthcare professionals, business, engineering, IT, community, students, and healthcare customer perspectives in the service of co-creation contributing to community and regional healthcare innovation. Vanderburgh County, in Evansville Indiana, ranks 78th out of 92 counties for health outcomes. The county is the 7th largest by population. Based on the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Vanderburgh County, Indiana has several healthcare issues. This is where we need your help? We have created the following three "innovation buckets" which warrant the most needed attention for innovation:
- Behavioral Health (stigma, depression, suicide, dementia,
substance abuse connection)
- Exercise/Nutrition (lifestyle, obesity, activity
spaces, education, food insecurity)
- Information Technology/Data Analytics (need to
improve local data, community feedback, information/communication options)
On Sunday during final pitch Demo Day, there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams at the event (up to five team members). To receive the $6,000 in idea development funding for the top two most plausible ideas, they must be initially implemented in the Evansville, Indiana community and/or region; each of the two most plausible ideas will receive $3,000 in idea development funding and entry into the University of Southern Indiana Eagle Innovation Accelerator Program. Funding provided by University of Southern Indiana Outreach and Engagement. The top two most plausible ideas will also receive one year of secure web hosting from Lieberman Technologies and 6 months free membership at Cowork Evansville.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of accommodation literally just up the road from the event venue, the following are two good hotel options. They both provide a discount rate if you mention you are attending an event at USI. Fairfield Inn Evansville - West and Holiday Inn Express Evansville - West.
No matter how you get here, you'll leave having learned a new skill, met a new friend, or discovered that you love being an entrepreneur.
Your ticket supports local businesses providing yummy food all weekend from:
- Bauerhause Catering
- Culinary Innovations
- Vescovi Catering
- 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
- Benefits and discounts from our global partners
- One-on-one time with amazing mentors
- A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
- All the internet and coffee you can consume.
The buy tickets button will take you to an Eventbrite page to register for this event. This year, all tickets for anyone are only $25. That's right, $25 which includes all your materials, food, drinks, swag, and more for the entire weekend. Just select the ticket that best describes your area of expertise. Why are ticket prices so incredibly reasonable? Due to our generous sponsors who understand that great ideas and amazing problem solvers come from everywhere and we want everyone to have accessibility to this incredible weekend.
No talk, all action!
Friday April 12th
Saturday April 13th
Sunday April 14th
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Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
The Vectren Foundation strives to become a community catalyst in our communities - leveraging everyday opportunities to achieve extraordinary outcomes. We believe strong communities are essential to personal, economic and social growth. We support programs and initiatives that measurably advance economic development.
Techstars Startup Weekend Evansville is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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