• Ideas

HHS Ignite: Interviews with Top Applicants @ TBD
Apr 22 – Apr 24 all-day

Teams that submit the best proposals – as scored by our panels of Reviewers – into HHS Ignite are given a 20 minute window in which they discuss their idea with members of the HHS Innovation Council. This are done in-person (if you’re in the DC area) or via some sort of video teleconferencing (if you are not in the DC area).

HHS Entrepreneurs Public Applications Open
May 5 @ 11:00 am

Want to serve your country? Apply to be an HHS Entrepreneur! Work on high-risk ,high-reward projects! The second cohort has a wider scope and provides more options for external experts to participate.

More information on HHS Entrepreneurs, can be found here. Apply here!

HHS Ignite: Selected Teams Expected to be Announced
May 7 all-day

Incubating New Ideas. HHS Ignite catalyzes early-stage project ideas that can be completed within very compressed time frames. Teams selected into HHS Ignite are guaranteed an appropriate amount of their time to complete the project. By exposing teams to a network of innovators and equipping them with the methodologies and tools used by successful startup companies, HHS Ignite provides a space in which small teams can try something new in a start-up environment.

By supporting the continual pursuit of the problem that should be addressed, Ignite projects are exploratory in nature. Selected teams are introduced to lean startup as a methodology for problem solving and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable.

Learn more about HHS Ignite.

3-Day “Accelerator Kick-Off” (Projects Begin) @ TBD in the D.C. Area
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

June 9th is the first day for HHS Ignite and HHS Ventures. Teams selected into these Pathways will kick-start their efforts through an immersive three-day “Accelerator Kick-off”. For selected teams not in the D.C. metro area, at least 2 individuals will be flown to D.C to participate.

HHS Entrepreneurs Public Applications Close
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Applications to be an HHS External Entrepreneur close today at 5 PM. More information on HHS Entrepreneurs, can be found here. Apply here!


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