September 10-12, 2021

Events / GiveBackHack powered by Denison Edge 2021



Friday - September 10th

Doors Open
Program Starts
Program Ends

Saturday - September 11th

Doors Open
Community Huddle
Community Huddle
Doors Close

Sunday - September 12th

Doors Open
PItch Mentors
Tech Check
Final Pitches Begin


Hilary Stone

Donor Engagement Officer at The Columbus Foundation

Hilary Stone is a Donor Engagement Officer at The Columbus Foundation. Over the course of her career, she has worked at five nonprofits in four states across three regions of the United States. She has a passion for connecting individuals and organizations with the ideas, data, and resources they need to maximize their impact. Hilary holds an MBA from Otterbein University and a BA in communications ... Read More »

Tom Gattis

Dean of Undergraduate Studies at CCAD

Tom has spent his career engaging students with Captains of Industry in a collaborative problem-solving model. Professor Gattis is the current Dean of Undergraduate Studies at CCAD and a former Professor and Chair of the Industrial Design group at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). At both CCAD and SCAD, Professor Gattis was the principal architect for a transformational project-based learning ... Read More »

Newton Kimberly

Career Catalyst for Careers with Social Impact and Humanities/Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University

Newton Kimberly received his BA in Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2013 and his MPA from Cleveland State University in 2019.  His career path includes mostly non profit organizations covering a wide breadth of topics including college advising with I Know I Can and Americorps, development and grant writing with TECH CORPS, and fraternity work with Sigma Chi University.  He is currently ... Read More »

Stephanie Cedeño

Manager, Volunteer Engagement at Besa Community

Stephanie Cedeño is a Columbus native and has spent her entire career in non-profit impacting the community she loves and calls home. Currently, she’s the Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Besa, a local nonprofit that engages people and businesses in volunteer experiences that change lives. At Besa, she drives the volunteer strategy for the organization, oversees philanthropic partnerships with ... Read More »

Kristy Campbell

COO at Rev 1 Ventures

Kristy Campbell leads operations for Rev1 Ventures, the investor startup studio providing strategic services and capital to help startups scale and corporates innovate. She supports cross-team delivery of client services – including talent programs, corporate partnerships, infrastructure (via Rev1 Labs’ innovation center), and access to investment capital. Kristy also leads Rev1’s Inclusive Entrepreneurship ... Read More »

Neil Collins

Leader - Innovate New Albany

Neil has a record of building brands customers love and employees are proud to represent. Business successes include: Private Companies: 15+ years of strengthening brands and growing the revenues of both established market-leading companies and early stage, innovative organizations. Varied industry experience including Energy, Data Analytics, Education, Strategy Consulting, Nutritional Supplements, ... Read More »

Christian Long

Principal - Research & Strategy at Roto

Christian is a Harvard-educated architectural planner and design thinker with a national reputation for thought leadership across a broad spectrum of formal and informal learning spaces. He was the co-founder of CannonDesign’s innovative “The Third Teacher+” studio within their global education architecture practice, created the inter-related Prototype Design Labs and Be Playful Design consultancy ... Read More »

Owen Myers

Founder - Let Teachers Teach

Owen Myers is a two-time student founder and Neuroscience Major at Ohio State University. Let Teacher's Teach aims to make the IEP process easier for special education teachers. By leveraging AI technology they hope to relieve stress for educators while increasing educational outcomes for students. Owen is also the Director of Business for Good, the largest social enterprise summit in Ohio.

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Emily is a Design Thinking practitioner by day and a Social Innovation enthusiast by night. She spends her time building the social impact launchpad at GiveBackHack, coaching social entrepreneurs, and empowering communities through Design Thinking facilitation. She is passionate about leveraging systems thinking to build sustainable social solutions, creating true social impact in our communities. Previously ... Read More »