08:30 Registration and breakfast
09:00 BCS Hackathon kick-off
- Welcome from Prof Tony Young, the NHS National Clinical Director for Innovation and Prof. Huon H. Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease for NHS England
- Overview of the event by the Hackathon faculty
09:30 Ideas pitching and team forming
- If you already know how you want to disrupt and improve Healthcare, get ready to wow your fellow Hackers and recruit your team with a 30-second elevator pitch. In your pitch you should consider including:
- What’s the problem you want to fix
- Why you want to fix it?
- What impact do you think your fix could make?
- Here’s a great example of speed and impact in an elevator pitch
- Remember your pitch should sell your idea, and you as a teammate.
- Don’t worry if you don’t have a pre-prepared idea. Listen to the pitches to find the idea that excites you and the people you want to join
10:00 Let the Hacking commence
- From here on in you and your team are your own timekeepers.
- You will get :
- Your team Hack space, wifi, power sockets, food and refreshments
- Opportunity to book time with our mentors to discuss your progress and finesse your plans
- Ability to perform market research by talking to the conference delegates in the BCS Innovation Space
17:00 End of Day 1
08:30 Breakfast and back to hack
- Just like day 1, you are the boss of your start-up and its time
14:30 The Pitch!!!
- Each team will get 5 minutes to pitch to our judges (3 minutes to present and 2 minutes of Q&A)
- The winning team will receive £5,000 seed prize + access to additional start-up support. They will also be invited to pitch their start-up to the whole BCS Conference later that day
- The Runners-up and third place teams will receive £3,000 and £1,000 respectively.
17:00 Wrap-up and presentation in the BCS main conference