Welcome to HackHLTH, the premier 36-hour hackathon targeting the healthcare ecosystem. Taking place at the ARIA Resort & Casino, the HLTH hackathon attracts developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over the world, all hoping to strike it big, tackling the world’s toughest healthcare challenges all in true hackathon-style.

Powered by AngelHack, which operates the world’s largest developer ecosystem across 44 countries worldwide, this event will source the brightest minds in tech to create powerful innovations that will help reshape the world of healthcare.

This year, we have gathered some of the worlds most noted and recognizable healthcare companies that will present innovative and fun challenges to stimulate your hacking skills and inspire you to new levels of creativity. Challenges can be unlocked soon here.

WHO:  Hundreds of talented performance and capacity professionals, developers, engineers, data scientists, project managers and developer technologists.

WHEN:  Saturday through Sunday, May 5-6, 2018

WHERE:  ARIA, Las Vegas

PRIZES:  $80,000 Awarded by HLTH + Optional Sponsor Awards (max of $10,000 value each)

Grand Prize:  $30,000 (QTY: 1) | $10,000 (QTY:  3) | $5,000 (QTY: 4)


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Pre-Event:  Live and recorded virtual meet-up to prep “hackers” for the main event!

Day 1 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Doors Open:  Noon

Opening Ceremony/Presentations: 1:00pm

Hacking Begins!: 2:00pm

Sponsor Breakout Sessions:  3:00pm

Dinner: 6:00pm

Pitch Workshop: 8:00pm

Midnight Snack:  12:00am


Day 2 – Sunday, May 6, 2018

Breakfast:  7:00am

Lunch:  Noon

Submission Deadline:  1:00pm

Demos Begin:  2:00pm

Judge Deliberation:  3:30pm

Awards:  4:00pm

Event Close:  4:30pm

*Working Schedule, Subject to Change


Developers, designers and entrepreneurs are eligible to receive up to a $125 travel stipend (details below). Limited seating available so be sure to register early.

Registration fee for HackHLTH:  $10

Registration for HLTH 2018 is separate from HackHLTH.  If you would like to register for HLTH 2018 please click here.

The winning team will join HLTH’s “Startup Pitch” program, presenting their solution in front of investors, media and other stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem.  This 3-minute pitch will then determine if they become a finalist, competing for the grand prize on HLTH’s main stage, Tuesday, May 8, 2018.



Judging will take place in two rounds, each in a live presentation format, hand-picked by our sponsors.  Presenters will be without slides or any pitch decks:

Saturday, May 5, 2018:

This will be a one-on-one session between the team presenting its solution and the judges from the challenge sponsor Two finalists will advance to Round 2.

Sunday, May 6, 2018:

The full HLTH 2018 crowd begins to arrive onsite.  Attendees may join us during this round of judging, where the top solutions will be presented, with full A/V support in front of our full complement of judges.


Each team’s submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

IMPACT (5 Points)

Is there a real value for this team’s solution?


Can this solution be easily explained and how simple is it to use in the healthcare space?


How innovative was the solution that was presented in response to this challenge?

DESIGN (5 Points)

Would you consider the design appealing and intuitive?

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HACKHLTH will provide a $125 Travel Stipend to qualified participants with a cap of actual expenses incurred for travel and lodging.

To qualify, developers, designers and entrepreneurs must do ALL of the below:

  • Check-in onsite to the HackHLTH
  • Submit a project
  • Demo to the judges on Sunday, May 6, 2018

All receipts such as airfare, gas and lodging must have the attendee’s name on them. Receipts must reflect the dates of May 1-5, 2018. Only travel to/from the HLTH Hackathon and hotel stay during the event will be reimbursed up to a total of $125. Further instructions to come.


HackHLTH Fresh Code:
All code developed as part of the HackHLTH must be FRESH. Before the start of the HackHLTH, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the HackHLTH.

IP Ownership at HackHLTH:
Participants will own the rights to their work. Please keep in mind that sponsoring companies may have their own terms and conditions for proprietary technology or content.

HackHLTH Participation Agreement:
Developers, designers and entrepreneurs are required to sign an agreement either prior to the show during registration, or upon arrival at the HLTH’s HackHLTH.

Have questions about HLTH’s HackHLTH? andrea@hlth.co