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Cleveland 2017 Pre-submitted Ideas

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We are incredibly excited to share the first round of pre-submitted ideas for GiveBackHack Cleveland! Posted here is an in-depth view of ideas that will be pitched alongside the typical 50+ brand new ideas on Friday night of GiveBackHack. So, what do the ideas below mean to you? If you’re inspired by the ideas below, you can … Continue reading “Cleveland 2017 Pre-submitted Ideas”

From Buses to Businesses

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Hi, I’m Bryan, a designer who always dreamt of also being an animator. Attending GiveBackHack last year helped catapult me to achieving this dream, and I’m going to tell you how it happened. But first, let me re-introduce myself: Hi, I’m Bryan, a designer and an animator. Let’s start back in 1995 when I first … Continue reading “From Buses to Businesses”

Columbus 2017 Pre-Submitted Ideas

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We are incredibly excited to share the first round of pre-submitted ideas for GiveBackHack! Posted here is an in-depth view of ideas that will be pitched alongside the typical 50+ brand new ideas on Friday night of GiveBackHack. So, what do the ideas below mean to you? If you’re inspired by the ideas below, you can get … Continue reading “Columbus 2017 Pre-Submitted Ideas”

Making an Even Better Launchpad

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New with GiveBackHack: post your idea in advance & bring your “partially-vetted” ideas For our first 2 years, we were hyper focused on being the launchpad for brand new social enterprise ideas that were all pitched for the first time on Friday night. We did this because we wanted to ensure a level playing field … Continue reading “Making an Even Better Launchpad”

One in a Billion

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Hi there, my name is Eileen. I’m a full time CEO at my company, Billion, and an avid eater of potato chips. My first GiveBackHack was the first one in Columbus, Ohio in the spring of 2015 and here’s my story. When I first discovered GiveBackHack, it was my junior year of college. I think … Continue reading “One in a Billion”

GiveBackHack 2016 Success: 12 Businesses & $16,000 in Seed Capital

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The weekend of February 19th-21st in 2016, 115 people left their 40+ hour work week, showed up at the CCAD MindMarket and committed an entire weekend to taking a brand new social impact idea into reality. GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation. Born right here in Columbus, GiveBackHack connects the tech and social impact … Continue reading “GiveBackHack 2016 Success: 12 Businesses & $16,000 in Seed Capital”