October 7 - October 9$60
Have you ever had an idea to solve an issue in our community? GiveBackHack is the next step.
About this event
GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation in Columbus.
Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make that idea a reality.
We kick off Friday night, where you will meet community members of all backgrounds who are eager to make an impact on the city around them. Anyone can pitch an idea on Friday night, so come prepared to pitch or take notes! Together, we identify crowd favorites and form teams around them. The rest of the weekend is spent learning the GiveBackHack process for idea validation. You will be mentored by top social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, venture capitalists, and prominent business professionals as you vet your team’s idea and build real products – physical products, smartphone applications, websites and anything else that will innovate on the issues we face in Columbus.
Who attends? Engaged citizens, designers, developers, non-profit leaders, business professionals, entrepreneurs, change makers and more.
What do I need? A passion to make an impact on the community. Nothing else. You don’t need an idea or a specific background in order to attend. You just need to come ready to work hard to solve problems.
If you do have an idea to make an impact – awesome. You’ll pitch that and get the chance to get talented people to work with you to make it a reality.
Why should I attend?
The reasons are endless, but here are just a few:
You’ll make an impact on your community by working to solve to top social issues we face through innovation.
You’ll learn a lot about social issues, how to bring an idea into a well-vetted reality and how to physically build something amazing.
You’ll meet an amazing community of motivated people – people who will work with you and change the world.
What happens next? Sunday night concludes with a pitch for up to $15,000 in funding to continue to vet + validate your idea, creating impact along the way. We will help you get connected to accelerators, workshops, mentors, and more resources to see your business come to life.
Want to attend, but can’t afford a ticket? Email [email protected] to apply for financial aid.