hackfrom{home} is a virtual event aimed at creating innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to beat the COVID-19 pandemic.

This virtual event will kick off with an opening ceremony and team formation session. Participants will focus on one of three tracks throughout the weekend to strategically devise their solutions, which will be in the form of prototypes, proof of concepts, and a pitch outlining their early business and implementation model. Participants will get the chance to attend a variety of workshops, learn from mentors throughout the industry, and work in their teams to compete for cash prizes and a chance to work with local nonprofits to bring their idea to life. Click HERE to access the participant portal, which will be updated in real-time throughout the event.


Hackers: here

Mentors: here

Judges: here


Saturday June 13
  • 10am: Event kickoff, Keynote
  • 11am: Hacking starts, Breakout pitching session + team formation
  • 1pm: First workshop (Entrepreneurship by ThinkBoard), Final team registration deadline
  • 3pm: Second workshop (AR/VR Cloud-Connected Apps by echoAR)
  • 5pm: Third workshop (AI/ML in Medical Imaging)
  • 6pm: Fourth workshop (How to Pitch)
  • 6pm-9pm: Office Hours 
Sunday June 14



resource + ppe management

With the disruption of massive supply chains due to COVID 19, medical supply and equipment are in danger of running short when they are desperately needed. How can we reconnect local, regional, and global resources to support the ever growing need of equipment to slow down the spread?


diagnostic + testing

The healthcare system and government is struggling to meet the demands of COVID-19 testing. What are better methods and alternatives to current diagnostic techniques like RT-PCR that will allow us to keep up with the overwhelming demand and get patients the treatment they need?


mental health during covid 19

Staying at home and self-isolating can cause mental distress, anxiety, depression, and other uncontrollable urges. Health care workers are also facing emotional stress and a mental health crisis as these particularly vulnerable people battle on the front lines. How can we use technology to provide and offer support during these trying times to keep others safe while comforting our state of minds?


hackfrom{home} is open to any high school or college student, as well as professionals from any field (medicine, healthcare, business, etc.). This event is intended to be an interdisciplinary challenge that brings people from a wide variety of backgrounds to translate healthcare innovation into social impact.


See the hackfrom{home} Participant's Guide HERE for what to include in your final project and submission. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$8,499 in prizes

1517 Venture Capitalist Funding

$1000 Venture Capitalist Funding and $10K AWS Credits for one winning team (2-4 people).

health{hacks} Best Overall Prize

$250 cash prize for the first place overall team + Clerky Company Lifetime Package ($800 value)

health{hacks} Runner Up Prize

$150 cash prize for the second place overall team!

The Think Board Prize (Third Place)

Four whiteboards presented by Think Board to the third place overall team!

The Bugsee Prize (Fourth Place)

$1000 Bugsee credits to the fourth place overall team!

The Bubble Prize (Fifth Place)

$5000 Bubble credits presented by .bubble to the fifth place overall team!

The EchoAR Prize

$50 Amazon Gift Card + One month Business Tier subscription ($89 cash value) to the team with best use of EchoAR!

The Medic Mobile Prize

The team with the best use of Medic Mobile will be able to work with Medic Mobile to implement your project in a long-term, high-impact manner.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Shreyas Parab

Shreyas Parab
Dorm Room Fund

Zak Slayback

Ion-Alexandru Secara

Ion-Alexandru Secara

Nimi Vashi
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maya Lozinski
University of Chicago

Susan Jerian

Susan Jerian

Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee
Tech Coast Angels - Orange County

Sharon Sherry Huang

Sharon Sherry Huang
Stanford University

Swaril Mathur

Swaril Mathur

Stuart Solomon

Stuart Solomon
Stanford Medicine

Nikhil Yerasi

Nikhil Yerasi

Tony Kam
Berkeley EECS

Derek Harmon

Derek Harmon

Krish Munot

Krish Munot

Amir Banifatemi

Amir Banifatemi

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation / Multidisciplinary
    Clear presentation of the issue, goal/agenda, and solution. Idea is creative and innovative, and encompasses a wide variety of perspectives and is clear.
  • Scalability
    Feasibility of business and/or policy implementation model, and discusses how to bring it to government and/or market.
  • Technical Soundness / Technical Feasibility
    Project is based in biomedicine and software/product is technically strong.

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