Join us for NC DataPalooza on September 12th...

Our second-annual live pitch event and panel discussion celebrating open data! 

Since mid-May, seven NC DataPalooza teams have developed business concepts using health-related open data from federal, state, and local sources. The solutions they develop will catalyze positive community and economic impact.  

After working with coaches from the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, only 3 teams have been selected to pitch to a panel of judges during Triangle Entrepreneurship Week. At stake is a cash prize to continue developing their venture.   

The September 12th event, hosted at Red Hat Tower, also features a panel discussion from open data and health experts. 

The Top 3 teams include: 

LocalMedAdvisor: Our goal is to change the way patients select physicians and healthcare facilities, using Medicare billing data, insurance plan trends, customer reviews, and other data sources.

FreeWheeling NC: Crowdsourced bike routes based on real-time GPS/rider feedback in order to influence public policy, aid users with optimal results, and promote biking as transportation. 

Stone Soup: A platform to help those who need food, or those with food to donate, find food pantries in their area. Individuals in need can also register to get alerts when food is available. Food pantries can also register so they can keep their information up to date.