Hacking Through The Glass Ceiling: Women in tech unite against breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer.

BUT it has the highest survival rate.

Therefore prevention is the best cure.


Self chec, in partnership with gyro and Startup Institute, are asking attendees to come up with innovative tools to help women learn and adhere to an effective self-examination schedule. 



Studies show women are more likely to take care of others even at the expense of their own healthy habits. The challenge is to help women transform unhealhty, individual habits into healthy, collective ones. 

This is a female focused hack but, just like breast cancer, men are a part of this too. We look forward to seeing all of you!

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$16,000 in prizes

JPD - 3 Hours of Branding & Web Design Development

JPD is a women-owned and run web development company. They specialize in launching websites and have pledged to help the winners build theirs! They are proud to donate 3 hours of branding/design consulting work or initial site setup work.

KISSPatent Protection

Proud to be partnering with Coders vs. Cancer, KISSPatent is offering complete idea protection strategy for the winner, including both patent and non-patent protection (where appropriate), and consultation for idea protection strategy (including our detailed report with suggestions) for the runner up. Award packages represent a total value of $4,000 from KISSPatent.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. $10,000 Cash Prize

JP Morgan Chase, a leader in the gender equality movement as a founding partner of HeForShe.org, is our Networking Sponsor. Their generous cash prize of $10,000 will go to the winning team. They'll also be on site looking for the next generation of tech talent.

Axo-Empowerment Package

Axosoft is an agile project management tool that the winning team will have as a free service to develop their program. The winning team will also each receive a signed copy of My One Night Stand With Cancer by Tania Katan, Axosoft curator of code and co-creator of #ItWasNeverADress.

Guaranteed Interview

Epion health (our judge, Hanna Oppenheimer's company) offers a patient engagement platform at the point of care,using tech to solve paper work. If you're interested in the field and you win, an interview is waiting for you.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jen Refat

Jen Refat
Full Stack Dev- Refinery29

Wendy Lurrie

Wendy Lurrie
Managing Director - Gyro NY

Joan Peckolick

Joan Peckolick
Fouder - Self chec

Toni Hess

Toni Hess
Chief Creative Officer - Wunderman

Hannah Oppenheimer

Hannah Oppenheimer
Full Stack Dev - Epion Health

Judging Criteria

  • Creates a behavior change
    It must take advantage of the natural inclination to help others over oneself.