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Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2019
One Time Opportunity


Ami Stuart

Cornell Affiliations:

, Engineering, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Veterinary Medicine




Opportunity Description

For the third year in a row, in partnership with the College of Veterinary Medicine, we bring you the beloved animal health hackathon. With $8,000 in cash prizes for winning teams, students attending from UPenn, NC State, and Virginia Tech, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Our Sponsors and Partners are sending 40+ mentors and include: Pet PartnersIdexx,Encore Vet GroupBoehringer IngelheimMerckIBMZoetisNestle PurinaRadio Systems CorpEthos Vet HealthGro Intelligence, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Mission Rabies, and Bark Box

Experience the hackathon in less than 2 minutes: Video

EVERY student is welcome! Must sign up in advance.

A hackathon celebrates the use of minimal resources and maximum brain power to create outside-the-box solutions ("hacks") in a constrained time frame. This interdisciplinary event brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities!  On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering, and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams.  On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives.  A panel of judges select winners.

Students benefits from participation:

 Professional development: Build valuable competencies applicable in academic, corporate, and clinical careers, including idea generation, project management, communications and beyond

∙Cross-discipline interaction: Work closely with students from other universities and Cornell colleges

∙Industry leaders: Mentoring, networking and exposure with experts from leading tech and veterinary health companies and practices

∙Academic: Earn academic credit for Hackathon participation and complementary work (via optional enrollment in hackathon affiliated course)

∙Recognition: Accolades and monetary awards for winning teams