Global

October 9th-17th, 2020
Anywhere

Overview

Do you want to help build a solution to a pressing issue in your community? Join us October 9th-17th to partner up with your local and global community to find the resources you need to turn social impact ideas into reality. The event is 100% online, and while we’ll have an abundance of resources for you to take advantage of over the course of a long week, you can choose your own pace and which resources you take advantage of based on the needs of your team.

The GiveBackHack Attendee:

  • Passionate Community Members (if you can Google, you’ll fit right in!).
  • Some (but not all) have expertise in social impact, technology, business and/or startups. 
  • In a word — you.

The GiveBackHack Process:

Over the course of a long week, GiveBackHack has everything you need to take an idea into a reality.

Kickoff starts with simple ideas — some brand new, some partially-vetted. New teams form quickly around top ideas and then ushered into the GiveBackHack Process, which centers around following Design Thinking and Product Management Best Practices. To help you on your way, we offer a series of optional workshops and expert mentors in attendance designed to help you overcome the early questions and difficulties in your concept to make your way to clarity, impact, and economic planning.

The Results of GiveBackHack:

The event culminates with final presentations to the community where top teams will compete to earn up to $15,000 in funding — but, more importantly, many in-kind resources that will help teams continue to move ideas forward!

 


FAQs

Do I need to attend all sessions?
No — you can choose your own adventure! Each session is designed to help you find social impact success and would provide you and your team with benefit, but nothing is required. It is recommended that you send at least one representative to each session or have at least one person review the session that will be hosted online.

What does it mean that GiveBackHack is “Global”?
We’ll have attendees from the current GiveBackHack communities (which now span 30+ countries!) or from anywhere. We are open to attendees from across the globe!


Judges

Jen Bowden

Director of Social Impact, IGS

Jen Bowden is the Director of Social Impact for the IGS Family of Companies, where she works to carry forward the company’s purpose of building a meaningful energy future together. In this role, she’s responsible for investments into the communities where IGS does business including philanthropic investments, volunteerism, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, she has responsibilities ... Read More »

Emily Savors

Director of Grants Management, The Columbus Foundation

Since 1991, Emily has assisted the Foundation in carrying out its services to donors and supporting organizations, nonprofit organizations, and the community at-large. She has served as a catalyst in addressing community needs by researching, reviewing, and spearheading projects for funding consideration, and developing funding partnerships for special initiatives.

Prior to joining the ... Read More »

Tony Wells

President, The Tony R. Wells Foundation

Tony is a business veteran recognized as a successful business entrepreneur, community leader, professional investor and board director.  He has over twenty years experience actively serving on boards and advisory committees. Tony has founded and served as CEO for multiple companies and  was nominated for “Nonprofit Director of the Year” Award by the NACD in 2008.

Tony serves as ... Read More »

Mentors

Gillian McCarthy GiveBackHack Mentor

Gillian McCarthy

Senior Product Manager, CoverMyMeds Patient Innovations

Mark Lorenz GiveBackHack Mentor

Mark Lorenz

VP, Patient at CoverMyMeds

Jim Kucher, GiveBackHack Mentor

Jim Kucher

Associate Professor - Social Innovation at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Dr. J. Howard "Jim" Kucher is an Associate Professor of Social Innovation in the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore; where he directs the groundbreaking Master of Science in Health & Social Innovation. An internationally recognized thought leader in social entrepreneurship, Dr. Kucher previously led the Baltimore Social Enterprise Collaborative – a program that was nationally ... Read More »

Frank Rosile GiveBackHack Mentor

Frank Rosile

Product Director, CoverMyMeds Patient Innovations

Frank started his career as a product designer responsible for reimagining ATM experiences at Chase. Considering things like personal safety, arm angles reaching out of a car window, fraud protection, accessibility in sunlight, and voice controls laid a great foundation to launch a career full of empathy and testing assumptions.
After a few stops along the way, full of incredible mentors and ... Read More »

George “SKi” Zarebski

Founder and COO of the Urban Accelerator X

As a retired US Air Force communicator, George "SKi" Zarebski has spent over 20 years in Information Technology and Radio Frequency Transmission systems and services. George has always had a strong passion for giving back to his community, wherever the military took him. Over the last 15 years, he has used his operations and process improvement skills to help other entrepreneurs and small to medium ... Read More »

Amee BellWanzo

Chief Marketing Officer for ECDI

Amee BellWanzo is an innovative marketing strategist and inspiring leader. Attacks complex marketing problems from multiple angles and strategically maximizes resources through paid, earned and owned digital assets. Creative and confident enough to launch daring ideas, with the experience to flawlessly implement. Will bring energy and drive to your brand and your team. She is currently Chief Marketing ... Read More »

Mike Sayre

Board Director | Advisor | Executive Consultant

Mike brings 20+ years of successful board and executive level (CEO/COO/CFO) experience in start-ups, mid-market companies, large corporations, and joint ventures, to the boardroom and consulting engagements. Companies in which he has led in these roles span multiple technology and manufacturing industries, all with major cultural, performance, and/or growth challenges, and some with significant board ... Read More »

Toni Bell

President and CEO of Phoenix Consulting Company

Toni Bell has 16+ years as an Experiential Learning & Development Facilitator and Consultant with an emphasis on Leadership Development, Communication, Employee Development, Lean Six Sigma, and Customer Service.

She has worked with clients including multinational corporations, school districts, leadership organizations, government agencies, non-profits, and manufacturing. She develops ... Read More »

Kevin Lloyd

Founder of Lloyds of Columbus

Kevin Lloyd, is the founder of Lloyds of Columbus. He has successfully established brands including Columbusblack.com, MYLE, The Mid Month Mixer, #HEREFRIDAYS and assisted with emerging brands BLK_hack, Venture Suite, Color Coded Labs and D9 Emojis.

Lloyds of Columbus has established a reputation for establishing strong brands and innovative marketing campaigns by leveraging lifestyle-based ... Read More »

Allen J. Proctor

Founder, SocialVentures

Recognizing a need for a network dedicated to existing and emerging social entrepreneurs, Allen Proctor founded SocialVentures (formerly the Center for Social Enterprise Development and the Community Investment Network in Central Ohio) in 2014. Since that time, more than 100 local social enterprises, more than 380 individuals have been identified and supported through custom consultation, networking and ... Read More »

Claudius Mbemba

Mentor

Claudius Mbemba is CoFounder @ neu (useneu.com), a Speaker, & Tech Entrepreneur who advises early-stage founders and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tips and tricks he's learned along the way. He's passionate about raising the number of BIPOC in Tech & VC by paving the way.

Claudius believes the most important thing to do is just get started. His personal motto is, "The sooner ... Read More »

Elliot Schneier

Mentor

Chief Operating Officer at Startups.com
Elliot is the co-founder and COO of Startups.co He has held leadership positions in e-commerce, commercial investments, manufacturing and alternative finance. Elliot helps lead business development and customer acquisition at Startups.com

Manny Larcher

Mentor






Manny enjoys helping others find purpose in their work. He is a first-generation American, with family roots from St.Lucia. As the CEO of Stopwatch Creative, I lead strategy and execution, driving a positive ROI for clients. Stopwatch Creative is a boutique marketing agency and start-up studio, incubating platforms such as CollaborateandElevate.com and more.
... Read More »


Event Sponsors


Schedule

Friday 10.9

6p - 9p ET
Kickoff Session, Pitch Review & Team Formation

Saturday 10.10

11a - 11:40a ET
Empathy Workshop
6p - 6:40p ET
Problem Validation

Sunday 10.11

11am - 11:40a ET
Protyping Workshop
6pm - 6:40p ET
Prototype Validation

Monday 10.12

Meet with Mentors or Take Day Off (30m slots)

Tuesday 10.13

6p - 7p ET
Community Hangout

Wednesday 10.14

Meet with Mentors or Take Day Off (30m slots)

Thursday 10.15

6p - 9p ET
Pitch Practice! (you'll sign up for a 40m slot)

Friday 10.16

Breathe! You're almost there
6p - 7p ET
Yoga with 'Julia Rebecca Wellness'!

Saturday 10.16

11a ET
Turn in Your Pitch Deck
3p - 6p ET
Public Pitch Event & Awards

Organizers


Rachyl founded @greatercolumbusconsulting from her passion for helping small local businesses succeed. Rachyl is a lifelong Buckeye, with a degree from The Ohio State University, and 20 years of business experience in central Ohio. She has assisted executive teams in securing over $65M in funding, as well as helping businesses of all sizes create strategic goals that are realistic based on ... Read More »

Emily brings a background in Social Enterprise, Design Thinking, and Facilitation. She is currently a ForImpact Fellow within The Suddes Group, where she works to change the story of the nonprofit sector by coaching national nonprofits and social enterprises. Previously she has served as a Columbus Foundation Fellow at Besa Community and Innovation Consultant with Honda at Ohio State University.

Clayton is an IT Specialist for the Office of the Ohio Attorney General where he is the go-to guy for assistance with over 200 applications and systems built around protecting Ohio's families. His previous background in hospitality is fused with a passion for technology that he discovered at, of all things, a GiveBackHack event in 2016.

His mission since has been to provide resources and ... Read More »

Max is Software Engineer living in Columbus. He is thrilled by watching people drive to make great ideas a reality, especially when they are focused around compassion and community.

He loves the outdoors and music, and compulsively works on open source projects.

Renter Mentor founder Jerry Valentine noticed a disconnect between tenants and landlords while working at the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Seeing an opportunity, he came up with his own technology solution, then called the Landlord Tenant Portal, which he pitched at the Give Back Hack in April 2019. GiveBackHack attendees pulled together to form a team around Valentine’s idea, refined ... Read More »

Mark is an experienced business development professional and product enthusiast. He started his career in consumer products, where he's helped multiple Fortune 500 companies sharpen their operational capabilities and efficiencies. He has taken his skill set and brought it to the Columbus technology community after participating multiple times in GiveBackHack and Startup Weekend.
He is currently helping ... Read More »

Julia is a self-defined startup finance addict, currently spending her days with Aware helping add security and compliance to enterprise collaboration. She is passionate about venture-backed growth, personal finance education as a tool to create more equitable opportunities in communities, and leveraging sustainable models to make social change more attainable. After participating in two GBH weekends herself, ... Read More »

Lydia is an independent art director, graphic designer and strategist working with nonprofits and social enterprises. She is currently an adjunct instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) and on the board for the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA).

Adam is a co-founder of Wild Tiger Tees, a budding social enterprise work program for youth experiencing homelessness. (Which started as a GiveBackHack project in 2018!) He is passionate about inspiring others to get involved, and hosts the People Helping People Podcast to inspire greater social change in the world. By day, he utilizes his technology background as the CTO for Asset Strategy Group, where he ... Read More »

Bennett is a passionate member of the Columbus Social Enterprise Community. He currently works in operations as a Venture For America Fellow at Peerro. A three-time Give Back Hack participant, this is the year that he brings those experiences to the organizing team!

Bennett is constantly enthusiastic about service and the arts. His mission is to find creative ways to do good and support the ... Read More »

Colin is an emerging innovator in the Columbus community. He spent his time at The Ohio State University pursuing his desire to create and critically problem solve which landed him in the Columbus entrepreneurship space.
He has spent time in a variety of roles, which range from Conservation Crewmember to Idea Development and Business Strategy intern. He is passionate about helping businesses develop ... Read More »

Feras Deiratany is an Application Programmer at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, with a Computer Science and Engineering degree from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Cleveland Hub of the Global Shapers community, an international initiative of the World Economic Forum. His first participation in GiveBackHack sparked his interest in the event when he saw the impact it created within the ... Read More »

Regan is a senior at The Ohio State University pursuing majors in Political Science and Communications. She is passionate about raising awareness of social issues and she aims to bring about social and political equality through public relations and advocacy.”


Sam Baddoo is a serial social entrepreneur who left behind the familiar hustle of building businesses and communities in West Africa to become part of a new generation of change-makers in the Midwest of America. Right now, he is a co-founder at [re]start, where he leads a team of passionate people reinventing the way people find and grow careers.


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 »

Grant is a software engineer living in Columbus.  He is always looking for new ways to apply his skills to make a difference in the community.  In his spare time, he enjoys music, watches sports (especially Buckeye football), and works with horses.

In the 6-7 years of his professional career, Sid has been involved with two start-ups, a traditional manufacturing business, a tech-based MNC, and a non-profit. By observing and absorbing different dynamics in the workforce, he aims to fulfill any project through immense versatility.

Snehal Sawlani works as Client Success Manager at Arena, a predictive analytics startup in Baltimore, MD. She is also a Class of 2015 Venture for America alumnus. Previously, Snehal has worked in R&D at a large pharmaceutical company and in an academic stem cell research lab. She co-founded her university's chapter of iGEM, an international synthetic biology research competition. Outside of work, Snehal ... Read More »


Pre-submitted Ideas

Submit your Idea 

  • 1. Finally A Hero submitted by Michelle Wells

    Finally A HeroSubmitted by Michelle Wells


    What is the problem are you solving?

    Victims and survivors are dealing with a lot of emotional and mental issues and the services are limited. Also, most of the services are limited to normal business hours and most survivors work causing them not to attend. My question is, if 10 million people experience domestic violence each year, is there enough services available for them to be successful?


    How will this idea solve the problem?

    With social media at everyone's finger tips, and studies show that telling stories are beneficial to both the story teller and person listening, creating film of their fellow peers on Recovery will help relieve the stress on survivors when they are unable to reach services. I've came up with my own algorithm that both victims and survivors can understand, its created by a peer, someone that understands what they are going through.


    Is this idea brand new or has it been partially-vetted?

    Partially-vetted


    How you have vetted your idea and the success or difficulties you have seen thus far?

    I just started producing films and I produced and directed a film about the children of Syria and their journey in Recovery to stop the violence before it can begin. I work with a journalist and a editor and the film won an award in Columbus Ohio this March 2020. I also have made films of survivors. I recently received a mini grant from ADAMH to produce film about Recovery. Anyone can make a film but it takes a unique person to make it come to life.


    Why are YOU uniquely positioned to solve the problem? What other people do you need to help?

    The state of Ohio understand the unique positions that Peers have in Recovery and some peers are granted certifications after training and passing the state exams. I received my certificate this year. I do know what victims and survivors are dealt with and we have a bond that others can't create.

  • 2. Source Restaurant submitted by Anthony Granitsas

    Source RestaurantSubmitted by Anthony Granitsas


    What is the problem are you solving?

    Food-insecurity is a huge problem in America. Feeding America CEO, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, spoke to Yahoo Finance about food-insecurity rates being higher than during the Great Depression due to COVID-19. However, food-insecurity is not a COVID-specific issue. Looking directly at Columbus, you can drive down Broad Street and pass through a number of different socio-economic communities, essentially driving in and out of food deserts (areas where access to sustainable food options are extremely restricted). There are huge disparities in communities that experience food insecurity from those who don't, and this problem should be at the forefront of our attention. Source was created on the concept that the restaurant industry should not stop at feeding those who have the ability to pay. The problem I aim to begin to solve is providing the most basic resource to all communities: food.


    How will this idea solve the problem?

    Source is the beginning of a much larger solution. Through our give back model, we will donate a meal to a food-insecure community for every meal that's sold to a paying customer. Though we will make sales to paying customers in a brick-and-mortar establishment, we will provide all our give-back meals by means of a food truck. The goal is to meet people where they are; Source wants to empower people in the communities where they live, work, and grow by providing equitable resources close to home.

    Once establishing our model, we will compile impact metrics and present the give-back model to other restaurants. Source will act as a consulting entity to standing for-profit restaurants who are interested in implementing our model. The vision entails leading by example; if Source can do it and still sustain operations (remain profitable), then other restaurants can too. Expanding this model will hopefully decrease the number of communities struggling with food insecurity, as well as change the restaurant industry for the better.


    Is this idea brand new or has it been partially-vetted?

    Partially-vetted


    How you have vetted your idea and the success or difficulties you have seen thus far?

    Source Restaurant is a new initiative as of this year. As founder, I'm currently working to establish working partnerships with food-centric organizations to develop a sustainable business model. The business outline is there, I'm filling in the fine details as I go to form a more solid business model. I've been chatting with local organizations and leaders to see what room there is for collaboration, searching for a food truck to begin the give-back model (no leads yet), developing a sound financial model (that still needs a lot of work), and starting to establish brand by menu design/concept creation.

    A large blocker is obviously funding, but a larger challenge has been working out the fine details to ensure that Source can survive in the already challenging restaurant industry.


    Why are YOU uniquely positioned to solve the problem? What other people do you need to help?

    My education and experience have lead me to this initiative. Studying with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at OSU gave me the opportunity to do research on problems like food-insecurity (and poverty in general). After writing a number of policy briefs, financial plans, and program evaluations, I found myself craving tangible change.

    A large portion of my working career has been spent in the restaurant industry. I have a passion for creating an experience for people, and have personally seen the difference the industry can have on customers as well as employees. I've seen strategies implemented by management that work well, but I've also seen a number of strategies fall flat and do more harm than good.

    Combining these two pieces of my life brought me to the Source Restaurant idea. Source will be a community, a leader in the industry exemplifying real change beyond policy and brief writing. I have a passion for changing lives, helping others, and working as hard as I can to make people happy.

  • 3. MindMisison submitted by Derek Davis

    MindMisisonSubmitted by Derek Davis


    What is the problem are you solving?

    The problem is that locating and scheduling an appointment with a mental health professional is too difficult. Finding the correct provider for a specific mental health need involves far too many steps, especially if a potential client is already depressed. With how difficult it is to find help, far too many individuals do not receive the treatment they need. According to Mental Health of America, 57% of adults with a mental illness are not receiving treatment.


    How will this idea solve the problem?

    Imagine, you wake up in the morning and feel an intense headache that seems to radiate throughout your entire brain. The energy and joy you once felt has been replaced by darkness and and emptiness that nothing can seem to fill. No external event seems to have occurred, you have a job, loving family and friends, a home, but your ability to function day to day has deteriorated. You begin to get anxious and nervous around those you love, your thoughts begin to tell you how worthless you are, you cant sleep, and nothing seems to matter or make sense. You finally realize and accept that this could be anxiety and depression, however you dont know where to begin to start looking for help.

    You call your insurance company to let them know you need mental health providers in your area. They send you an email with all the providers that accept your insurance and now it is up to you to call around for an appointment. Getting out of bed seems like running a marathon and now youve realized how difficult it is to find help. You give up your search and are left wondering why you feel this way.

    MindMission would create an app that allows you to search for providers and book appointments without ever having to make a phone call. It would ask you questions about what you are feeling, identify filters for what type of provider you are comfortable seeing, and be your companion throughout your treatment.


    Is this idea brand new or has it been partially-vetted?

    Partially-vetted


    How you have vetted your idea and the success or difficulties you have seen thus far?

    The idea of MindMission is in its infancy, but has achieved promising early success signals. We have collected data from the individuals we are hoping to serve and have validated our problem. We have interviewed potential users/customers and have began forming relationships in the mental health community. I have also pitched the idea to talented developers at CoverMyMeds who are interested in building the idea. Our biggest difficulty is probably my lack of experience in the tech entrepreneur space. I am truly passionate about the individuals we want to serve and major problem we are looking to address, but I do not write code and have never started a company before. I know that I can learn and I know the areas I am not strong and i hope to build relationships with people who have a passion for mental health and know more than me.


    Why are YOU uniquely positioned to solve the problem? What other people do you need to help?

    The above scenario is based largely on my own experience with anxiety, depression, and navigating the mental healthcare system. I know how it feels to be hopeless and what it is like to get lost in the maze of navigating the mental healthcare system. I have lost a family member to depression, worked for 3 years on the inpatient Psychiatric Unit at nationwide Childrens Hospital, have organized fundraising expeditions that benefit Mental Health of America, am connected to many mental health professionals and am a lifelong learner in this field. I am dedicated to connecting those suffering with a mental illness to treatment and am passionate about changing the way mental health is viewed. The time is now for better care and understanding, and with the right team I believe MindMission can serve those who so desperately need it.

  • 4. The P.A.L Project submitted by Yayra Tamakloe

    The P.A.L ProjectSubmitted by Yayra Tamakloe


    What is the problem are you solving?

    Holistic health, education and development usually involves a collaboration with both external and internal factors within the communities and the people that are meant to be served. This also means taking into consideration the culture, which is the vehicle, which drives the people in those communities. According to the UN World Social Report, the world is far from giving all people and groups the same opportunity to live a healthy and prosperous life and in 2013, UN understood the importance of particularly intangible cultural heritage and had a conference circled around how it could be safeguarded.Yet still, currently there is limited availability & accessibility to Pan-African cultural education particularly in the diaspora, due to a lack of properly documented and easily accessible cultural content.​

    As a person born in Africa living in America, I've seen and continue to see this problem manifest on both parts of the world. Some observations to prove this problem show how:

    1) Many Pan-African countries that were western colonies still use western systems of education, which have limited information about the cultures of the people they are supposed to serve (I was educated in such a system).
    2) Black people in western communities, who are most likely the minority, are educated within systems that do not provide adequate resources addressing their specific cultural needs.
    3)The after-effects of colonization and slavery forced many black people to assimilate to western systems, losing valuable cultural information, in order to survive.
    4)Until very recently, content for the Black child did not represent Blackness and this lack of relatable representation has been shown to affect the development of the child by pushing the ideal as "whiteness" as superior.

    Unfortunately, if nothing is done to rectify this lack of representation and cultural education, much of the cultures of these diverse populations will be lost and with it, our sense of self.


    How will this idea solve the problem?

    ​The P.A.L Project (Pan African Library) is a project that strives to promote cultural literacy for people of African descent. P.A.L is not just a project, it is a movement with the purpose to collect, curate and share with the world; particularly the Pan-African community, cultural content from the diverse black populations of the world.
    Africans have used audio-visual media throughout our history. This means most of our history has been recorded in our music, linguists, poetry, adages, proverbs etc(audio) and dance, drumming, dress etc (visual). With historical occurrences such as slavery and colonization however, many of these cultures have been stripped from its people; who in some cases, have had to assimilate to survive.
    Nonetheless some components of these cultures still exist and with the technological age, it is imperative that accessibility be associated with technology. By digitizing in an educational, accurate yet informative way; through the use of web domains, apps and other forms of media, the project will make cultural content easily accessible to black people all over the world. Thus enabling the preservation of what is left of black culture worldwide while encouraging global education within the Pan-African community and the world as a whole.​


    Is this idea brand new or has it been partially-vetted?

    Brand New


    Why are YOU uniquely positioned to solve the problem? What other people do you need to help?

    I am a visionary who puts in the work to bring to fruition things people do not see. I have a trail of evidence which includes starting the now 5-years-running FOA(Face Of Africa) Pageant at Kent State University as a way to celebrate the African culture in the Kent community. I also created an annual student-centered survey for the College of Arts when I was student government senator. I am the first fashion student to get a $2000 grant to produce and direct an original play on sexual abuse in the School of Theatre and Dance.
    Since last year, I have worked closely with various professors in the departments of Library Sciences, Pan-African Studies, Lifespan Psychology as well as LaunchNet to steer this project. Despite the pandemic, I have also been able to collaborate with individuals from Ghana, Nigeria, Tobago, Senegal and America to tell and produce these stories now on a YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwS_8BomgDQ ). These are a few examples to show my habit of going against the grain. As an artist, an activist, a leader, a queer black woman, immigrant and a scholar, I always have to think outside the box to represent these parts of me accordingly.
    I am certain many people do not think of cultural literacy as an avenue that needs exploring however, I see the endless opportunities as well as the positive domino effect embarking on this project will have for not just black people, but the world. I belong to the group of people I am trying to work for, I see beyond the obvious and I have a knack for getting the job done. Therefore this puts me in the position to deliver this project efficiently.

  • 5. Addressing health care challenges using telehealth care submitted by MASEREKA ADIDAS

    Addressing health care challenges using telehealth careSubmitted by MASEREKA ADIDAS


    What is the problem are you solving?

    The problem of limited access to right health care information and treatment in the underserved communities of eastern Uganda.


    How will this idea solve the problem?

    Most people in eastern Uganda like kamuli district stay in the remote areas with very few health units and the few are very far from their home stead , so these people have limited access to health care information and treatment , the majority end up using witchcraft thinking signs of malnutrition and complication of malaria like convulsion is associated to witchcraft so they end up using witchcraft to manage malnutrition for example they have saying that someone with malnutrition should never be taken to hospital and if taken may be injected with intravenous medication which will automatically lead to death , in the local language malnutrition is called’ lwenyanja.
    The approach shall be selecting 5 mentors from targeted areas and empower them with skills of using the telehealth care Centre to access right health care information on health challenges like malnutrition, plus other health conditions and preventive measures in the underserved communities.
    These volunteer mentors shall be deployed in their respective villages to take information to their people impressing primary health care management that is less costly.
    We shall build acommunity telehealth care in the community at our already existing medical clinic to help network our patients and those in the community at large.


    Is this idea brand new or has it been partially-vetted?

    Brand New


    Why are YOU uniquely positioned to solve the problem? What other people do you need to help?

    Am uniquely positioned because I already have a medical clinic that is treating people from remote areas who bring severely ill patients of the conditions that would be managed at the local level if they had right information.
    The other point is am medical personnel and community volunteer with none profit organizations like ideasforuganda ,have an expertise of availing mobile medical services in the community I serve given the experience and the exposure for 9 years working with community members .

  • 6. ACE for Impact submitted by Erik Lehmann

    ACE for ImpactSubmitted by Erik Lehmann


    What is the problem are you solving?

    We are here to support impact organizations who wish to share their impact story. Impact measurement, management and reporting is both pivotal and challenging! It is pivotal because the rules of business are changing. Citizen Consumers want to know that their purchases actually make a difference on this planet!

    Impact organizations wish to selflessly focus on their core mission. Reporting on impact and outcomes becomes disruptive to organizations with the best of intentions. I have witnessed renowned organizations halt operations when it comes time to generate their annual reports or quarterly newsletters.

    As we enter the new normal, post Covid, it is clear that we are all going to expected to do more with less! Many hours of staff time have been redirected by outcomes reporting and impact measurement and management. There has got to be a better way!


    How will this idea solve the problem?

    ACE for Impact is here to automate and streamline the business task of telling a data-driven impact story! We are developing a set of tools that organizations can integrate into their workflow. ACE for Impact provides pathways to showcase real-time impact data on a company's website, social media platforms, and internal or external dashboards.


    Is this idea brand new or has it been partially-vetted?

    Brand New


    Why are YOU uniquely positioned to solve the problem? What other people do you need to help?

    I have spent over 30 years of my life serving in or on boards with organizations that wish to make a difference in the world. I have witnessed organizations of every size piece together their outcomes, more out of obligation that out of a desire to share a compelling impact story. I studied Program Evaluation and Planning in grad. school at Cornell University. I believe that being strategic about impact is essential to the growth of businesses (both for-profit and non-profit) and the communities in which they serve and operate. Citizen consumers will support businesses that align with their values, and they will even spend more on products and services that move the needles that they care about!

    Having somewhat recently met my business partner, Jeff Trickett, who is a world class systems engineer, we are now able to develop a technology that speaks to the specific needs of organizations making a measurable difference in the world. We have just participated in the SEA Change Accelerator, where we refined our vision and began the development of ACE for Impact.