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American Heart Association
Open Innovation Challenge

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Welcome to the Midwest American Heart Association Open Innovation Challenge

We are seeking the most innovative solutions for cardiovascular disease prevention or management. Do you have what it takes?

Please fill out the following information so our expert panel of judges can consider your project. The top ten applicants will be selected to go live at the Heart Innovation Forum in Chicago and on MedStartr.com, where hundreds of thousands of healthcare folks can read about your project, watch your video, and back your project. You keep the funds you raise, and the top three teams will be invited to Chicago to present in front of the American Heart Association's Heart Innovation Forum on November 14, 2014 and have a chance to win grants totaling up to $25,000!

So are you ready? Let’s Get Started!

About You

About Your Company

About Your Project

Name Your Project. (Keep it short, sweet, and easy to tweet - 100 Character limit)
Please describe your project in one sentence. Be interesting, exciting, and catchy.
Please tell us about the specific problem that you are trying to solve. Be concise while conveying as much information as possible. We suggest you cite health statistics specific to the population you are addressing or explain why the current solutions are not good enough. Please use 200 words or less.
How will your idea solve the problem? Make your idea standout from the pack and convince us that yours offers a unique, new approach. Be as specific and creative as you can be in 200 words or less.
How far along are you in the process of solving this challenge? Do you have a prototype, beta testers, first customers, partners? How has the community responded to your project and approach? How much traction have you gotten already? Please include a relevant image and description below in 200 words or less.
The Midwest American Heart Association’s 2020 Impact Goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%. How will your solution support this mission? Please explain in 200 words or less.
The Open Innovation Challenge offers your team the opportunity to raise money from the public when they donate to their favorite projects, as well as in the overall challenge. Explain how you would use the funding on your project in 200 words or less.
A great video is the best way to explain your project. Just paste in the url for your youtube or vimeo video below. If you don't have one already just get out your webcam and explain yourself. You are just speaking to the judges for now and it is great practice for when you make your crowdfunding contest video. Once again, try to keep it short and to the point — under five minutes is recommended.
I do hereby accept the terms and conditions of the American Heart Association Open Innovation Challenge.