The connection between animal and human well-being is steadfast, and advances in one area of health can directly impact the other. The University of Georgia and Boehringer Ingelheim have joined forces to co-host the first ever Georgia Animal Health Hackathon to explore new ideas and technologies for improving the care of pets and livestock. Students from varied disciplines, degrees, majors and colleges will join members of the Georgia community at this weekend long event to explore advances that have the potential to improve the human animal bond, lead to more sustainable agricultural practices, and improve both human and animal health.
The Hackathon will begin on Friday afternoon with presentations from innovators and leaders, including clinicians, startups and academia, to provide a multifaceted view of emerging trends and the future of animal health and healthcare services. The event continues on Saturday with teams comprised of veterinary students, business students, engineers, designers and more coming together to ideate and create novel solutions in animal health. Mentors will provide feedback and guidance to the teams, culminating in a project showcase on Sunday and final presentations to an audience of peers, industry representatives, and participants. A panel of judges will select winners and award $5,000 in cash. Four Athens is providing a 1 year Seedling membership, allowing access to members only events, resources for growing companies, and $3000 in Amazon Web Services credits. The winning team will also receive admission to the Raising Money for Startups in 2018, as well as a one-on-one session with investor Paul Singh.
This is a unique opportunity to meet and work together with your peers, researchers and industry leaders to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for improving animal health and well-being. If you'd like to attend the conference (Friday only), but can't participate in the hackathon- that's OK- click sign up and select the conference only ticket.