ideaCRUNCH: Request for Ideas on Digital Health

ideaCRUNCH, a student network managed by Carolina KickStart part of the NC TraCS Institute, is looking for the next great Digital Health idea. We are searching for those Faculty, Staff or Student who may have ideas but little time to implement them.

When Aug 18, 2011 10:00 AM to
Aug 19, 2011 05:00 PM
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Who:  Faculty, staff, graduate and medical students who have an idea or nascent project in the digital health space.  

What: Projects and ideas in the digital health space, encompassing a range of services and products with the potential to shape the future of medicine. Examples include telemedicine, health informatics, gamification, web-based health services, mobile health applications, and more. 

How:    Student teams comprised of computer science, MBA, and biomedical students will work     together to evaluate feasibility of your idea, develop a business model and work towards alpha phase development.  

Ketan Mayer-Patel, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is the program’s technical director.

Teams are managed by Carolina KickStart, part of the NC TraCS Institute.

Why:   Connect those who have promising digital health ideas with student teams that possess the skills, time, and passion to develop ideas that impact healthcare.

When:  Program will run through the Fall semester.  

Your time commitment?   We expect that you commit at a minimum 1 hr/week for team guidance.

  Project Deliverables

  • Assessment of business and technical feasibility of the idea
  • Business model
  • Feedback from end-users/customers
  • Alpha product

To submit your idea for consideration, take 5 minutes to complete the online application here (  The deadline for submission is Friday, August 19st at 5:00pm. 

Questions? Email Andrew Kant at

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