Ideathons

 IDEATHONS

24 HOUR EVENT. WORK TOGETHER, SOLVE PROBLEMS, WIN PRIZES!

Participate in a 24 hour ideathon with your friends, or be paired with a team. Work together to solve a problem, win prizes, and gain valuable skills along the way!

 

Top Reasons to Participate:

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  • Have fun with friends and meet new people
  • Build your resume and expand your professional network - companies want to hire innovators
  • Make an impact by helping to solve real-world problems!

SPRING 2024 EVENTS

DIGITAL HEALTH IDEATHON

February 16 & 17, 2024

 

 

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) and the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurial Center (ECenter) are collaborating on a Digital Health (DH) Ideathon for UNH undergraduate/graduate students to participate in with the opportunity for a cash prize! The top three teams will each win $500 to be divided amongst the team members.Starting in the late afternoon on Friday, February 16 through 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 17, students will be introduced to the idea of digital health innovation, presented with a few opportunities for problem-solving around the areas of heart health and stress management, genomics, and long-term elder care and then provide resources and time to develop creative solutions to one issue within digital health innovation. Teams will have the opportunity to receive feedback from innovators in the various fields of digital health and will ultimately present their concept to a panel of judges for a cash prize. The event will be held in the Madbury Commons GTP room (21 Madbury road – entrance across from Hop & Grind)

 

For questions contact Belle Vukovich Kenoyer at belle.kenoyer@unh.edu

 

register today!

 

The Hackathon gave me a chance to apply my skill set in my major to an entirely different field of work, and I learned a lot from the process.

Participant, Kane Company Hackathon

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon/ideathon is any event where people come together to creatively solve problems. The goals of a hackathon/ideathon are to strengthen the community that the hackathon is for, be welcoming to all knowledge levels and backgrounds, provide an opportunity for participants to learn something new, and provide a space and a time for participants to make headway on problems in which they are interested.  (Joshua Tauberer, Hackathon.Guide)

PAST HACKATHON WINNERS

IDEATHON ON IDEAS AND IMPROVEMENT 

This event was in collaboration with the UNH Sustainability Institute.

Solving systematic issues in the state of NH. 

 

FIRST PLACE: 

  • Daryna Serediuk ,COLSA , '26 
  • Luca Mikulis-Borsoi, COLA, '26 
  •  Tyler Norcoss, CEPS, '26 
  • Martin Babak, CEPS, '26

 

RUNNER UP : 

  • Sia Manna, CEPS, '25

 

RUNNER UP: 

  • Alec Mercer, COLA, '26
  • Brett Shultz, PAUL, '26

 

RUNNER UP: 

  • Victoria Whitcomb, COLSA, '26
  • Justin Wentworth, COLSA, '25

IDEATHON ON IDEAS AND IMPROVEMENT 

Sponsored by the Seacoast Science Center 

Using Next Gen marketing to grow new Community (citizen) Science Initiative at SSC. 

 

FIRST PLACE: 

  • John Henkelman, CHHS, '24 
  • Douglas Coulter, CEPS. '26 
  •  Alec Mercer, CEPS, '26 
  • Kieran Fitch, CEPS, '26

 

SECOND PLACE: 

  • Joseph Cahill, CHHS, '23 
  • Nick Carrol, CHHS, '24
  • Katherine Hamel, CHHS, '24 
  • Cooper Thompson, CHHS, '24 
  • Gwen West, CHHS, '24

 

THIRD PLACE: 

  • Anthony Lotane, COLA, '25
  • Sam Croteau, PAUL, '25
  • Carson Loughridge, CEPS, '26
  • Christian Katumba, COLSA, '25

HACK for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Bottomline Technologies, Liberty Mutual, and Arista Networks

 

BEST OVERALL PACKAGE

  • Emily Abrusci '25, COLSA
  • Allison Martin '24, COLSA
  • Sia Manna '25, COLSA
  • Catrina Janos '24, CEPS

 

BEST WORKING PRODUCT

  • Oliver Willis '24, CEPS
  • Jon Doherty '25, CEPS
  • Andrew Butler '25, CEPS
  • Sean Connors '25, CEPS

 

BEST CREATIVE IMPACT

  • Connor Marvin '24, CEPS
  • Kevin Guzman '25, CEPS
  • Nicolas Zerbinopoulos '25, CEPS

HACK for the New Hampshire Winter Sports Industry

Sponsored by Granite Outdoor Alliance, Office of Outdoor Recreation, and Ski NH

 

1ST PLACE WINNERS

  • Kaiden Bedell, CEPS '24
  • Allison Martin, COLSA '24
  • Yevgenia Men, CEPS '24
  • Kaitlin Phair, COLSA '24

 

2ND PLACE WINNERS

  • Mohammad Monjur, CEPS '23
  • Nitin Sharma, CEPS '21
  • Muhammad Hamad Zaheer, CEPS '23

 

3RD PLACE WINNERS

  • Emily Abrusci, COLSA '25
  • Melissa Gold, COLA '25
  • Naomi Schneider, CHHS, '24

HACK for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Bottomline Technologies, Liberty Mutual, and Arista Networks

 

BEST OVERALL PACKAGE

  • Tinotenda Duche, COLSA '24
  • Salome Salgado, COLSA '23
  • Kaitlin Phair, COLSA '24

 

BEST WORKING PRODUCT

  • Nick Kahn, Grad School
  • Cornelis Plomp, CEPS '22
  • Rachael Martinez, CEPS '22
  • Spencer Janelle, CEPS '22

 

BEST CREATIVE IMPACT

  • Jessica Nelson, PAUL '21
  • Jason Plant, Paul '23
  • Daisy Burns, Paul '24

HACKATHON/IDEATHON with Gather

Sponsored by the RiverStone Group

How can Gather food pantry/market improve different areas of their program to meet the needs of customers?

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

  • Alec Damsell, CEPS '24
  • Ella Dandrade, CEPS '24
  • Madison McDonough, COLA '23
  • Michelle Lee, CEPS '22

Hack for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Libery Mutual, Bottomline Technologies, and Arista Networks 

Voting in New Hampshire is important to Granite Staters. What problem do you see in voting in New Hampshire and how would you fix it?

The Best Overall Package 

  • Jessica Nelson, Paul College '21 
  • TJ Evarts, CEPS '20 

Reimagined Office Park for Young Professionals

Sponsored by The Kane Company 

Young professionals want an office environment different from the traditional office park. Help The Kane Company design an office park YOU’D want to work in!
 

Grand Prize

  • Chris Hollis, COLA '22
  • Jessica Nelson , Paul College '21 

 

Best Category Winners “Open Space”  Tie 

  • Jana Bushway, Paul College '20
  • Olivia Bessemer , UNHM '20 

and

  • TJ Evarts, CEPS '20
  • Max Miller, CEPS '20
  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20

Hack for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Libery Mutual, Bottomline Technologies, and Arista Networks 

Solve a problem you see in New Hampshire to help make New Hampshire safer or more sustainable.
 

1st Place 

  • Matthew DiBiase, CEPS '22
  • Arsalan Khan, Paul College '19
  • Matt Lemire, CEPS '20
  • Jessica Nelson, Paul College '21 

 

2nd Place 

  • Timothy Clocksin, CEPS '22
  • Emily Handy, Psychology '22
  • Aishwarya Prakash Kembhavi, CEPS '19 

 

3rd Place 

  • Colin Small, CEPS '21
  • Nicholas Stuart, Paul College '20
  • Dylan Wheeler, CEPS and COLA '20 

Blockchain Hackathon with Crypto Club

Sponsored by LBRY 

LBRY is a free, open, and community-run digital marketplace where users own their own data and control the network. In this 24 hours event, help LBRY improve their product and protocol. No experience with cryptocurrency required!
 

1st Place 

  • Rob Lee, CEPS '21 
  • Matthew Perry, Paul '19

 

2nd Place 

  • Max Miller, CEPS ‘20 
  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20 
  • Kristian Comer, CEPS ‘20 

SmartGadget Competition with the IOL and Connectivity Research Center

Sponsored by Senet and Multitech

Using LoRaWAN™ technology and an IoT device, solve a problem the market hasn’t yet explored.
 

1st Place 

  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20 
  • Kristian Comer, CEPS ‘20 
     

2ND PLACE 

  • Colin Small, CEPS ‘21 
     

3rd Place 

  • TJ Evarts, CEPS ‘20 

SmartGadget Competition with the IOL and Connectivity Research Center

Sponsored by Senet and Multitech

This one-day event will bring together UNH students, faculty, and industry to identify a problem and build a solution utilizing sensors and LoRaWAN™ radios.

1st Place 

  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20 

 

2nd Place 

  • Dylan Wheeler, CEPS and COLA ‘20 
  • Jamie Nelson, Paul ‘20 
  • Nick Stuart, Paul ‘20

Hacking Data for the Presidential Election

Sponsored by Datawatch and IBM

Using Datawatch Monarch and IBM Watson, analyze provided and other publicly available data sets related to the 2016 Presidential Election.

 

1st Place

  • Brandon Allen, Paul College '18
  • TJ Evarts, CEPS '20
  • Max Miller, CEPS '20
  • Sam Warach, Paul College '17

 

2nd Place

  • Colin Cambo, Graduate Student in Analytics
  • Logan Mortenson, Graduate Student in Analytics
  • Shane Piesik, Graduate Student in Analytics

 

3rd Place

  • Tyler Kennedy, COLA '18
  • Francesco Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS '20
  • Alycia Wilson, COLA '18
 
 

 

14 out of 23

past winning teams are interdisciplinary

(two or more colleges)

HACKATHON TIP FROM WINNING TEAMS:
 

 

 

Interdisciplinary teams with students from a variety of colleges and majors consistently score highest at Hackathons!

Diverse backgrounds make stronger teams, so mix it up and join a team with students from two or more colleges to broaden your skillset and increase your chances of winning.