Incubate Galveston: A Collective’s Innovation Hackathon

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The Cannon: Galveston

2121 Market Street

Galveston, TX 77550

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Galveston has prominent pillars of entrepreneurship, technology, innovation and business. And, we need your big ideas!

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We are seeking solutions for the following challenges:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
  • Digital solution for regional health care delivery, from long term care, to acute response to disaster events
  • Food Shortage and Distribution
  • Disrupting the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness
  • Participants will work in small teams with a collection of experts, entrepreneurs, students, and community members to tackle challenges presented by our sponsors, UTMB, TAMUG, and The City of Galveston. In this unique environment, we encourage all participants to use their creative thinking to develop innovative new concepts, ideas, or prototypes.

    By the end of the Hackathon, teams will have a finished pitch or prototype for an innovative product, service, or business model. Teams will then present their idea to a panel of judges and win prizes, including presenting your solution to the City Council, and there are even cash prizes for the most innovative solution!

    Event Agenda

  • 11:00 am | Kick-Off and Problem Set Presentations for all Attendees and Mentors
  • 11:30 am - 3:00 pm | Networking Lunch and Pitch Tips and Tricks and Design Thinking Presentation
  • 3:00 pm | Teams are formed, so let the hacking begin! Satellite Hacking spots for Saturday announced
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm | Explore Galveston at one of our satellite Hacking spots
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Final Pitch Presentation @ The Cannon - Galveston
  • 2:30 - 4:30 pm | Winners Announced and Community Networking
  • Prizes Include:

    • 1st place team is awarded $4,000
    • 2nd place team is awarded $2,500
    • 3rd place team is awarded $1,000

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    The Accelerator Hub at The Ion is funded by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration [ED20HDQ0200051]
    
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    The Cannon: Galveston

    2121 Market Street

    Galveston, TX 77550

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    Organizer The Ion

    Organizer of Incubate Galveston: A Collective’s Innovation Hackathon

    Our Vision: The Ion. Accelerating Innovation, Connecting Communities

    The Ion Mission: The Ion anchors, activates, and accelerates the innovation ecosystem through partnerships, pathways, and programs that create opportunities to advance and sustain resilient economic growth in Houston.

    If you have any questions, please email events@ionhouston.com.

    Parking Directions:

    When you arrive at The Ion, you have two options:

    1) Park in the Visitor Lot just to the north of The Ion (west side of Fannin Street between the building and Eagle Street, enter from the parking lot from Fannin Street). The gate to the parking lot will be open. Note: Enter 4201 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking lot located in front of The Ion building

    • Walk over to the building through the pedestrian gate in the fence and across The Ion Plaza.
    • As you walk up to the main door, press the door buzzer, and security will let you into the building.

    2) Park in the parking lot on the east side of Fannin Street (4203 Fannin Street) between Eagle Street (to the north) and Wheeler Ave (to the south). Note: Enter 4203 Fannin St. into your GPS for directions directly to this parking lot.

    • The parking lot entrance is roughly in the middle of the block - enter the parking lot before the pedestrian crosswalk/light on Fannin Street.
    • As you drive up to the gate stop and press the buzzer to talk to security to enter the parking lot and let them know you are there for an event
    • When you exit your car, walk back towards the gate you entered towards the handicap exit - push the handicap button. That will release the magnet that allows you to pull the pedestrian gate open.
    • Walk across the street to The Ion, walk up to the main door, press the door buzzer, and security will let you into the building.

    If you have any questions, please email events@ionhouston.com.

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