Get Funding For Your Next Startup! In D.C.

If you’re looking for a little extra cash to bootstrap your next startup, you’ve come to the right place!¬†Health 2.0’s Washington DC HD&IW Code-a-thon is giving away a total of $10,000 in cash prizes to winning teams who come up with the best ideas to tackle one of our nation’s biggest problems: rising rates of obesity.

The D.C. Code-a-thon, taking place June 2 -3, is competition designed around using Big-Data to build exciting new applications and tools to improve health care and prevent obesity. Health 2.0 and Kaiser Permanente are hosting the event as part of Washington DC Health Data & Innovation Week, a series of events surrounding The Health Data Initiative Forum III: Health Datapaloza, a public-private collaboration that encourages innovators to utilize health data to develop applications that raise awareness of health system performance and spark community action to improve health.

Health 2.0 has partnered with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health to take a data-driven stand against obesity. We’re expecting students from the community as well as professional technologists and researchers to join us for this fun weekend of rapid prototyping and creative health-hacking!

Dates: June 2-3, 2012