Welcome to Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018

Building on the Elsevier Hacks event which took place in Helsinki 2017, three teams from the hackathon have taken the next steps in the journey to becoming a startup business.

Working together across the globe over a 12-week period, they have been coached by experts in design, development, communication and business, taking the ideas and prototypes created at the hackathon and building them into fully matured business plans and MVPs, ready to release in the market.

Demo Day

The culmination of all the hard work the teams put in over the past 12 weeks, Demo Day took place in our London headquarters on 19th July. The startups presented their ideas, demoed their minimal viable products (MVPs), and pitched their business plans in front of a panel of experts, who then announced the winner.

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The Startups

Foresight

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An app that prepares medical students for clinical learning by providing evidence-based advice tailored to the student’s hospital. Foresight utilises a simple user interface that allows medical students to navigate a menu of relevant information sourced from published papers, hospital data and crowdsourced information from fellow students.

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Patient X

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A realistic and safe simulation of a patient case that allows students to practice clinical reasoning and receive feedback. Utilising chatbot technology this solution will enable medical students to improve their diagnostic process at an early stage.

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Powercards

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A personalised learning platform that enables medical students to fluidly translate multiple types of content, from lecture presentations to photos and video, into interactive study materials to aid collaborative learning.

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Team updates

Our teams' reports on their progress, along with updates from mentors, and more...

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Meet Patient X COO Alice

20 Jul 2018

It’s been an exciting journey for three teams that met and took part in the Elsevier Hacks event in August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Almost one year on, and they are still working together, developing the prototypes from the hackathon into minimal viable products, as part of the Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018.

Just before Demo Day, we took some time to interview Alice Leung, COO of Patient X, to hear more about their project, and how they have found the incubation journey.

Alice Talking to One of the Judges at Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018 Demo Day

Meet PowerCards CEO Nathan

20 Jul 2018

It’s been an exciting journey for three teams that met and took part in the Elsevier Hacks event in August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Almost one year on, and they are still working together, developing the prototypes from the hackathon into minimal viable products, as part of the Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018.

Just before Demo Day, we took some time to interview Nathan Ratner, CEO of PowerCards, to hear more about their project, and how they have found the incubation journey.

Nathan Ratner presenting at Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018 Demo Day

Meet Foresight CEO Mao

20 Jul 2018

It’s been an exciting journey for three teams that met and took part in the Elsevier Hacks event in August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Almost one year on, and they are still working together, developing the prototypes from the hackathon into minimal viable products, as part of the Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018.

Just before Demo Day, we took some time to interview Mao Fong Lim, CEO of Foresight, to hear more about their project, and how they have found the incubation journey.

Mao Presenting at Elsevier Hacks Incubation 2018 Demo Day

Patient X Week Twelve Update

13 Jul 2018

We are in the middle of the final stretch and we want to have everything polished for the Demo Day in London. The vast majority of the hours we have worked on the product these days have been dedicated to the prototype itself. It is a huge challenge for just medical students to create a live-working version of our idea, but step by step we are managing to do it and we are confident about the outcome.

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Patient X Week Eleven Update

06 Jul 2018

This week has been really busy for our team with balancing many other things such as hospital placements, exams, graduation as well as moving back to Spain after an exchange year in Poland.

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PowerCards Week Ten Update

29 Jun 2018

After the excitement of the Crash Test, PowerCards team took all the comments and questions we got in order to tighten our presentation for the actual Demo Day!

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What was Elsevier Hacks?

Elsevier Hacks was a unique 48-hour event which took place alongside the Association of Medical Educators Conference 2017 in Helsinki. It brought together medical students from across the globe, who worked in teams with experts in coding and design, to build creative solutions to solve challenges in medical education.

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