Call for solution makers

Do you have expertise that would contribute to finding a solution to the unmet needs of our Veteran participants in the CAMVETS Spring 2019 program?


Here’s how you can participate:

  • Be a Project Leader. Help to form and lead a Challenge Team, devise a solution strategy and lead its execution.

  • Join a team as a Solution Maker. Participate on a Challenge Team and help to devise and execute its solution strategy.

  • Join a team as a Documenter. Participate on a Challenge Team and help to document the solution strategy and its execution.

  • Be a Mentor. Help to guide Challenge Teams and their solution strategies and execution.

  • Invite your company to sponsor a Team to send you and your colleagues as Makers. Contact

Here’s what you would do:

  • Gather with your team of Solution Makers and Veteran Challenge Knower at the Kick-off Event on March 1st at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH to 1) gain a better understanding of the Veteran Challenge and 2) to devise a solution strategy.

  • Engage with your team between March 1st and April 25th (e.g. on Slack) to refine the solution strategy and lay out the plan for building the solution.

  • Come to the Make-a-thon April 25-27th at St. Edward High School ready to build your solution (and to have some fun!).

  • Present your team’s solution at the Closing Event at HIMSS Innovation Center on the last day of the Make-a-thon, April 27th.  

Here’s why you should participate:

  • Contribute to finding a solution that could dramatically impact the life of your Veteran team member, their family, and many others facing similar challenges.

  • Network with Cleveland-area Makers and industry leaders

  • Get exposed to new ideas and skills

  • Learn through making - build your strategy and test as you go

  • Meals, snacks and all the coffee you can drink


We’re looking for:

Mechanical, biomedical and Electrical Engineers ; Industrial / Product Designers ; Software/IOS/Android programmers ; App developers ; students in these fields ; Speech recognition technology experts ; Psychologists ; Physicians ; Occupational therapists ; Ergonomic experts ; Textile technicians/designers ; a Geriatric specialist ; an Orthotics specialist ; an IOT expert; and Other ideas you have for how you can contribute

Register by March 1, 2019


2019 Veteran Challenge Teams