Teams, big and small, are encouraged to compete in the competition, which culminates in H&R Block identifying 10 teams to convene in Kansas City in February 2013. The Hackovate process will involve coaching and mentoring from business, policy and investor community leaders in the entrepreneurship and healthcare arenas. This isn’t just another open innovation competition. This is a potential opportunity to take your big idea and quickly turn it a joint-venture partnership, strategic relationship or a potentially build a brand new company together.
Main prizes courtesy of H&R Block will be awarded to the top three innovative ideas as determined by a panel of judges. Top prizes are $15,000, $5000 and $2500, with the opportunity to meet with senior management for additional discussions. Additional prizes will be awarded based on other criteria from another panel of judges.
Companies like H&R Block, Microsoft, Google and more have partnered with the community to support innovation, startups and emerging technologies while creating jobs, by identifying the most promising solutions that address the needs of today’s consumer as they face the upcoming healthcare reform . more