- On August 9, 2018
We’ve said it for years and will say it again, “Hackathons spark innovation.”
For those not paying attention, R6 Industries has reached the level of ‘startup to watch’ in Augusta this season. The team of MCG students and local software developers came together at the Southeast Startup Challenge, a 5 city public health hackathon organized by theClubhou.se over 18 months as part of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Through the grant, theClubhou.se worked with Augusta University, and other startup incubators, as well as industry and government partners to identify challenges in addressing the health service needs of communities. The R6 Industries developed a solution to address the challenge of identifying and managing patient symptoms and needs in emergency management situations and were one of two winning teams at the Augusta Southeast Startup Challenge Hackathon, winning $2,500 in cash and services. After winning, the team used their winnings for a startup membership at theClubhou.se, including a private office, 24/7 access to collaboration and prototyping facilities, and one on one mentor access to further develop their business plans, technology, and pitch for the 2nd round of competition at the Southeast Startup Challenge Summit. Once again, our judges were impressed with the thoroughness of their efforts, and ability to dig into the underlying user needs of emergency managers and people caught in disaster situations. The team walked away with another $25,000 in cash and prizes.
Their business continues to refine through their engagement in the programs and educational opportunities. Like all members of theClubhou.se, they received a free ATDC Educate membership (message us for a coupon code) and participated in ATDC’s Startup Academy. Which leads us to last night, where once again this summer’s startup dream team won ATDC’s Pitch Night at our new facilities at the Georgia Cyber Center, 3rd Floor.In taking another $500 cash prize as well as another free month of office space at theClubhou.se, and a membership to the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, the future looks bright for Aaron, Kyle, Nathan, and Safia.
We look forward to watching as they continue to push forward and do the hard and gratifying work of building a company.
Read about their pitch and the entire event last night in the Augusta Chronicle here: http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180808/startup-companies-make-pitches-during-competition-at-theclubhouse