HQ Project Board
The ebullient Suzy Bureau (as she was referred to in TechCrunch) is dedicated to building impactful communities and products.
She honed her technology & startup chops as the first product-specific employee at CoverMyMeds, an HIT startup that grew to be Ohio’s first unicorn acquisition. Suzy focused on streamlined features for the core product that supported an addition of hundreds of thousands ... Read More » of users (a 5x user base increase), then focused on commercializing new products, becoming the Senior Product Owner on two multi-million dollar initiatives.
From there, as the Founder of GiveBackHack, Suzy brought a vision of how to bridge the gap between technology, social impact and sustainable entrepreneurship to life with a volunteer-based team of 50+ across the United States. As of February 2019, GiveBackHack has helped vet over 80 social impact concepts into prototyped products and provided over $75,000 in initial funding to take them to next steps.
In addition to GiveBackHack, Suzy is the Founder of Manufacturing Success, where she consults with clients to drive programs that create a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within organizations with clients from 200 employees to Fortune 50.
In her free time, Suzy has enjoyed facilitating thousands of individuals at startup events across the globe - from Startup Weekend in Mexico City to Startup Extreme in Norway & more.
Suzy was honored as the first “Create Columbus Visionary” award recipient via resolution by Columbus City Council and the Create Columbus Commission. She was also selected as one of the top 40 Under 40 Professionals in Columbus by Business First.
Jim is a full-stack web and mobile software developer. Jim is currently Director of Product & Engineering, leading one of the core innovation products at CoverMyMeds, one of the fastest growing healthcare IT companies. 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.
Lauren is a seasoned marketer and entrepreneur with a passion for jump-starting innovative tech startups. After supporting marketing and product design efforts for one of the nation's largest seed stage investors, Lauren ran a marketing agency specializing in early-stage software startups, where she helped over 20 clients connect with customers, design product features, and raise over $3M in seed funding. She ... Read More » loves promoting technologies that challenge the status quo, something she does every day as Director of Marketing at Bold Penguin, a cloud-based insurtech company. Outside of work, Lauren is an avid yogi who always makes time for coffee, cooking, and a good book.
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 ... Read More » at CoverMyMeds, a health tech startup in Columbus, OH.
Beanies + Marketing + Design = Clayton. As a creative strategist, he has worked with local startups and far-reaching Fortune 500 clients alike to craft remarkable customer experiences. With a passion for bringing ideas to life, he can usually be found in a coffee shop collaborating with ambitious entrepreneurs, covering books with marginalia, and ignoring the haters.