We bring community together to launch sustainable ideas that address social issues

About

Organizers

The ebullient Suzy Bureau (as she was referred to in TechCrunch) has a heart and mind for startups, a knack for building community, & a love of social entrepreneurship.

By day, Suzy is Senior Product Owner at one of the fastest growing companies in the nation – CoverMyMeds. Prior to that, Suzy was an early member of the BringShare.com team, working to take the startup from pre-product to growth.

Outside of work, Suzy focuses on building community – locally & globally. As a local organizer and global facilitator for Startup Weekend since 2012, Suzy has facilitated events from Ohio to Mexico, Ireland, & more. She was also invited to facilitate at the inaugural Startup Extreme in Norway, and in 2013, was selected to represent the USA at Global Startup Youth in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -an event that brought together the top startup hustlers from 105 different countries around the world.

Heidi loves building relationships with people and looks forward to the amazing things that can be accomplished by taking what’s “Good” and making it “Great!”

She currently works as a senior SEO specialist for DSW, but also owns her own business managing digital marketing strategies for small businesses. She has worked in the digital marketing field for 7+ years.

Shelby is a passionate social entrepreneur with a love for education and start ups. She is the co-founder of a non-profit organization that supports the leadership development of middle school girls in low-income communities. 

Currently, Shelby works with underserved youth in Los Angeles as an advisor for a national charter school network. She is an educational entrepreneur at heart, with a desire to help create solutions that will improve outcomes for students. 

Louisa Lee is a Venture for America fellow and a recovering Art History major from Williams College. She has a background in startups and the non-profit space, which naturally evolved into a passion for social enterprise. She jumped onto the GiveBackHack organizing team in early 2015 and is excited to help it expand its impact across the country.

She currently works on the New Products team at CoverMyMeds, a health tech startup in Columbus, OH.

Mike is a passionate and motivated entrepreneur and full-stack developer. He strives for maximum impact from every project he works on and dedicates himself to. He is currently a student at The Ohio State University, studying new media, communication technology, and computer science.

In high school, Mike cofounded an international 501(c)(3) charity based on the idea of microlending. He now runs a small web development firm and is the Vice President of the Business Builders Club, the entrepreneurship club at Ohio State.

Edward is a designer who loves print as much as the digital world. He geeks out on maps, old posters & ephemera, typography, and behavior psychology. His curiosity and love for travel has taken him around the world, but somehow, he could not resist returning to his roots in Columbus. He’s an active IxDA member and currently works at Fuse by Cardinal Health as a UX Designer.