All application developers, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts were invited to build applications designed for the $300B retail healthcare industry. Sikka’s API won the best health API award for 2017 and 2019 from API World.
Congratulations to all of Sikka’s first-ever external Hackathon winners, and all of the participants who helped turn innovative ideas into realities.
A big shout-out to all others who contributed to the success of our event – our amazing judges and Sikka team members. We look forward to the next Hackathon!
First Prize: Medcohere, a referral and scheduling platform bridging the communication gap between dentists and specialists, thereby optimizing a process that has long been wildly inefficient, slow and manual. The Medcohere team was led by Massachusetts-based Suneel Kandru, a practicing endodontist who sits on the faculties of both the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center, and also included Sankarsan Parida and Babu Rao.
Second Prize: Refera, an online management platform which allows dentists to send and track their specialist referrals to anyone. Southern California resident Kurt Gooding, a self-described coder, headed the Refera team, working with Dr. Hessam Ahani of the San Francisco Bay Area, thereby creating a truly Californian team.
Third Prize: SikkaRx, which monitors patients’ prescriptions – down to details around timing and dosages taken – using not only Sikka’s API but Apple’s HealthKit. The India-based team, which is not affiliated with Sikka in any way, was led by Vinayak Bipin Joshi.
Read the full press release here.
The winning team was awarded cash and application credits worth up to $21,000 ($2,000 cash and 2 months of a Gold API license for up to 50 individual practice customers of your application).
Cash and application credits worth up to $10,500 ($1,000 cash and 1 month of a Gold API license for up to 50 individual practice customers of your application).
Cash and application credits worth up to $7,000 ($500 cash and 1 month of a Silver API license for up to 25 individual practice customers of your application).
Dan leads strategic planning, M&A, venture capital, strategic partnerships and front-end innovation for 3M Health Information Systems, a $1.2B subsidiary of 3M, headquartered in SLC, UT. He has held numerous leadership positions building growth businesses both inside and outside of 3M over his 20-year career. Dan also services as a board advisor to several emerging health care software companies where 3M is an investor.
David Allen is a technology executive and entrepreneur focused on the intersection of ambitious problems, enabling technology, and sustainable business models. At Google, David focuses on innovation and bringing the benefits of cloud to enterprises worldwide. David has started and/or contributed to 6 successful company exits and is an active investor and startup advisor.
Diana P Friedman, MA, MBA has served the dental industry her entire career and has a success track record in launching and growing innovative technology companies and brands in the dental industry. Diana started her career as a practice management consultant, shifting to the commercial side of industry, culminating in CEO and GM roles in leading technology companies in software and medical / dental devices. Over her professional career she has authored many articles, White Papers and Research Briefs and lectured internationally on dental practice management and digital marketing topics.
Don has been a leader of solutions teams for both enterprise and SMB markets with industry leaders such as First Data, Citigroup and Bank of America.
Karen Appleton Page is a General Partner at B Capital Group, a global firm specializing in equity investing in venture and growth-stage startups. A respected investor, advisor and entrepreneur, Karen focuses on enterprise, fintech, and consumer marketplaces, focusing on companies that have achieved early traction with customers and have reached a point of rapid growth.
Prior to joining B Capital, Karen made angel investments and advised a variety of startups, bringing to bear her extensive experience as an operator. She previously worked at Apple on the enterprise team, leading the commercial channel, strategic partners, the Mobility Partner Program and the industry team. Karen was a founding executive at Box, leading GTM activities, defining Box’s approach to partnerships and business development, cultivating C-level relationships, strategic initiatives, and founder of Box.org.
Scott P. Anderson is the former Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Patterson Companies Inc. He was elected the President and Chief Executive Officer of Patterson Companies, Inc. in April 2010. In April 2013 was elected the additional responsibility of Chairman of the Board. In June 2017 Mr. Anderson became a Senior Advisor to Patterson Companies, Inc. and retired June 2019. Mr. Anderson worked with Patterson Companies from 1993 to 2019. Prior to June 2006 when he became president of Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., Mr. Anderson held senior management positions in the dental unit, including vice president, sales, and vice president, marketing. Mr. Anderson is a Trustee of Gustavus Adolphus College, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He serves on the board of directors of the Ordway Theater. He has been a director at C.H. Robinson. since 2012 where he serves as the Independent Chairman of the Board. He chairs the governance and nominating committee and also serves on the audit committee. He has been a director at Lakeshirts, Inc., since 2020 and serves on the audit committee . He is currently a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. Scott earned his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.
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