Prizes & Judging

While we’re all trying to tackle mental health problems, here is the criteria that our judges are looking for!
The goal is to create a proof-of-concept (with working parts–code or hardware) that can be tested after the hackathon.

  1. Innovation / Creativity – Does this project solve a problem in an interesting or effective way?
  2. Technical Challenge – How technically difficult or interesting is the project?
  3. Usability – The experience of using the product – How easy is it to use? Is it desirable or nice to use? Would a person with mental health challenges want to use it?
  4. Impact – Does this solve the problem? How much will it affect someone with mental health challenges? How much will it improve quality of life?
  5. Ready for Launch – How easily can this project be launched or implemented?

If you haven’t already, apply to hack now!

 

Eligibility for Judging

Teams will be judged during the Expo on Sept 17th. It’s a chance to share what you’ve accomplished! This Expo is open to the public.

Teams must be sized 2-4 and their projects must not be working on an existing project.

Challenges from our mental health researchers are guidelines to help the teams come up with ideas, and not requirements.

Projects for judging will be open sourced, as the code and project would be submitted on an open source platform.

If you don’t want to participate in judging, that’s fine! You can still get all of our perks and your team can be any size you like.

 

First Place Overall Prize

  • 4 JetBrains Software Licenses ($2,000 value)
  • A-power NAS – Network Area Storage ($260 value)
  • BITalino (r)evolution Plugged Kit BT – Biomedical Hardware ($250 value)
  • Gift from SFU SIAT
  • Spring Incubator Program Scholarship ($800 value)
  • One year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for everyone on the team ($3,000 value)

Second Place Overall Prize

  • Muse: the brain sensing headband ($300 value)
  • 2 JetBrains Licenses ($1,000 value)
  • Spring Incubator Program Scholarship ($600 value)
  • Gift from SFU SIAT
  • One year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for everyone on the team ($3,000 value)

Third Place Overall Prize

  • Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit Special Edition ($200 value)
  • Spring Incubator Program Scholarship ($400 value)
  • Gift from SFU SIAT
  • One year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for everyone on the team ($3,000 value)

 

Most Creative Social Media Share, from Rogers

  • Vancouver Canucks jersey, signed by alternate captain, Bo Horvat

Most Interesting Hardware Hack

  • Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit for Intel Edison ($200 value)

Best .Tech Domain for 1 Team/Individual

  • $300 Amazon Gift Voucher for the best hack/website submitted on a .TECH domain

Best Domain Name Registered With Domain.com

  • Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best IoT Hack Using A Qualcomm Device

  • DragonBoard 410C & Power Source ($70 value)

Best Mesh-enabled app using RightMesh SDK

The winners would be adjudged on the basis of concept originality, feasibility, level of development and appropriate use of RightMesh SDK to provide better Healthcare for people living in developing or developed countries.

  • $1000 in Ether

Most Scalable Solution from Venture Connections

Venture Connections provides training future leaders and innovators – young people with the skills, passion and dedication to be the next generation of entrepreneurs. Venture Connections provides support to explore entrepreneurship, and business development services for emerging ventures from initial idea through to business validation.

  • Private mentoring from experts in scaling software solutions and health software, and introductions to clinical expert for your team.