RAIN BioHackathon

May 18 - May 20 2018 RAIN will host a regional BioHack. The Challenge Question will be released closer to the event date. The Mission of the Event is to create a product or App that will solve a local biologic problem. Registration for the Event opens in April.

                                                         -Grand Prize is $5000

                                                         -Runner-Up is $1000


The BioHackathon will initiate at 9am on Friday March 8, 2018. 150 people from the region will have pre-registered and will then form teams  for a maximum of 30 teams. They will be given the “challenge problem” at 9:15 by Dr. David Hirschberg and the lead sponsor representative.  Discussions in the main area of  RAIN will ensue where teams can discuss solutions. Mentors from the community will be available to consult.

    At 10:30 teams  break to begin building technology, designs, and management tools to solve the BioHack. A Technology Fair will take place simultaneously where regional companies present with supplies that teams can utilize to build their product. Teams will conclude the event at 9am Sunday where presentations will commence. A panel of judges will determine the top project and funds will be awarded to the winner and runner-up. The intention is to fund an implementation plan to complete the project. The winning team has the option of taking the prize and implementing their Hack or allowing the fund to be awarded to another team.



  • Entrepreneurs
  • Futureists
  • Students 
  • Hackers (Bio, hardware, software)
  • Technologists
  • Engineers (All types)


  • 9am-4pm
  • 9am-4pm
  • 9am-Noon
  • Friday, May 18th 2018
  • Saturday, May 19th 2018
  • Sunday, May 20th 2018


18 May 2018 @ 9:00am PDT
20 May 2018 @ 4:00pm PDT

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