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Here's a full recap of the hackathon that kicked off our work

Hosts for the June 10/11 Hacking Heroin Cincinnati:

Cincinnati had 8 challenges for hackers

Challenges were based on problems identified by people working on the frontlines

20+ leaders came together to share their frontline experiences

Hackers and community participants had the chance to hear from the recovery community, public safety/law enforcement, healthcare, tech/venture and City officials

15+ mentors volunteered as coaches

Mentors came from across the technology, recovery and business communities to coach hackers

24 hackers on 9 teams, worked on solutions

First Place:

Give Hope

Crowdfunding platform to match low-visibility organizations and tools attacking heroin problem with activated, inspired donors

Give Hope hackers: Tommy George, Mike Praksti, Jeffrey Wyckoff, Jonathan Marshall, Phil Heidenreich, Anna Armao

Prize for Most Community Impact:


A smart platform that connects struggling patient + familiesto real-time information about access to treatment center options, and service provider tools to help manage demand with efficient workflow tools

Window hackers: Raj Gupta, Sam Keaser, Jamie Maier.

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Prize for Crowd Favorite:


An Uber for requesting certified help through an on-demand, location-based, certified support network to assist those in need of treatment and support

Lazarus hackers: Jordan Crone, Daniel Slone, McCall Tucker, Robb Hedrick, Hoseong Lee, Waylon Duff.

Other solutions included:

  • Hope (digitized booklet of local recovery resources)
  • RecoveryConnect (social network for families and patients)
  • Amazing Dezignz (art for community solidarity)
  • ON-CALL (predictive modeling for first responder staffing)
  • Heroin Heroism (matchmaking database for recovery)
  • Pain Pack chat bot (a chat bot to improve adherence to alternative pain mgmt)