We have many raving fans of Think Big Kansas City. After all, both Think Big Kansas City as well as our most recent startup event iKC, have inspired, motivated and educated entrepreneurs from across the nation.
But we have found one thing to be true in the past 3 years—we always want to bring new, innovative ideas to the table for our entrepreneurs. So this year, we’re bringing you an even better, more powerful version of Think Big Kansas City—introducing Hackovate Health.
Hackovate Health is an innovation competition designed to identify innovative mobile, online, social and other applications that help consumers navigate the new healthcare landscape. Teams, big and small, are encouraged to compete in the three-month long competition, which culminates in H&R Block identifying 10 teams to convene in Kansas City on February 26th to turn their promising ideas into new companies. The Hackovate process will involve coaching and mentoring from business, policy and investor community leaders in the entrepreneurship and healthcare arenas. Additionally, prizes courtesy of H&R Block will be awarded to the top three innovative ideas as determined by a panel of judges.
This year, we’re not just asking you to innovate—we’re asking you to innovate with a cause. So if you’ve got a great idea—whether it’s a new health technology, a health and fitness app, or a software that educates those on new health terms and taxes—we want to see it.
Interested in applying? Simply submit your idea just like by uploading it to our iStart platform, courtesy of The Kauffman Foundation.
Or perhaps you’d rather support the cause by sponsoring Hackovate. All interested sponsors, please contact us by emailing
or call Think Big Partners at 816-842-5244.
Together, we can make the world a smarter, healthier, more advanced and more educated place. Help us start the movement today and submit your innovative idea to Hackovate Health.