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



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 the New Product Strategy & Execution Manager 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 in business development and operations for Beam Technologies, a digital health startup based 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.

Dillon Myers is a Venture for America Fellow and graduate of Washington and Lee University with majors in Business and Mandarin Chinese. Dillon specializes in marketing strategy and has worked  with a number of technology startups ranging from the conceptual stage to the venture-backed stages. In his current gig, Dillon serves as the Chief Operating Officer of TicketFire, where he is most proud of a recent drive to offer a charity component to the core technology platform. A huge proponent of social entrepreneurship and the triple bottom line, Dillon is excited to help the ideas formed over the Give Back Hack weekend become sustainable businesses.

Eileen is a student at The Ohio State University with a major in Management Information Systems and a minor in a Design. She was a part of the first place team from last year’s GiveBackHack and has been a evangelist for social entrepreneurship ever since. From GBH, she helped make Billion- a tournament style crowdfunding site for social good. So far the team has more than doubled the funds received from GBH and used it to funnel back into the community. She also acts as the student administrator for Newpath, a NSF funded IT entrepreneurship club and spends most of her free time hunting for the next best slice of pizza.

Jim is a full-stack web and mobile software developer. Jim currently works at one of the fastest growing healthcare IT companies – CoverMyMeds. Prior to that, Jim worked at Ohio State to help bring the official mobile app for Ohio State students into reality. He is passionate about changing the world for better and always loves to learn from those around him.

At different points in her life, Lauren has tried her hand at being an elementary school teacher, a graphic designer, a screenwriter, and an entrepreneur. These days, she runs her own startup-focused marketing agency while pursuing her MBA at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. In her downtime, Lauren is the Marketing Lead for CMU’s Hyperloop Team, a Columbus Startup Weekend organizer, and an evangelist for all things entrepreneurial. She once was voted “Most Likely to Eat Bacon for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner,” and this remains her crowning achievement to date.

This spunky teen dropped out of college to launch the social enterprise, Aunt Flow. A buy-one, give-one subscription box for 100% cotton tampons and pads, the company is committed to ensuring that all humans have access to menstrual products. When not talking about menstruation, Claire is jamming out to Macklemore, teaching aerobics classes, and doodling boobs.

A junior at the Ohio State University, Mike is studying Accounting at the Fisher College of Business. Passionate about social enterprise, he has spent most of college investigating the social needs of Columbus communities, from volunteering at nonprofits to working on the frontiers of startups. With the student organization Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship, Mike acts as internal director, coordinating logistics and fundraising to fuel its flagship summit of social enterprise speakers. Professionally, he does accounting for DOmedia – a technology company recently named the fastest growing company in Central Ohio.

Clayton is an artist who went to business school at The Ohio State University. After living in England and California, Clayton co-founded a design and stationery brand called Little City Love, which has sent cards to more than 40 countries around the world. He’s passionate about working on meaningful and important problems — where solutions can be found at the intersection of design, strategy, and creativity — and looking forward to helping make GiveBackHack a launchpad for social innovation.