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March 27 - April 3, 2021
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Events / GiveBackHack Rocket Fuel Round: Spring 2021 (Virtual)

Overview

In Spring 2021 GiveBackHack is bringing you a Design Sprint designed with GBH alumni in mind. GiveBackHack Rocket Fuel Round will help you Define, Prototype, and Test the biggest assumption you’re making about your current business challenge.

At GiveBackHack Spring 2021 you will:

  • Participate in a 3-step Zoom Design Sprint to receive the mentorship, training, and community you need for the next steps. 
    • Define: Your Riskiest Assumption
    • Prototype: Design a way to test that assumption (through our workshop)
    • Test: Launch/Execute that test by Saturday 4/3
  • Have a chance for $2,700+ in rocket-fuel grant funding to take what you learn during the Design Sprint and apply it.

Pitches/Funding Details

  • There is currently $2,700 available. This is Rocketfuel-Round grant funding to take what you learn during the Design Sprint and apply it.
  • 2 spots in the upcoming SEAChange cohort are also available
  • Pitches will be in the following format:
    • Name + background
    • What you tested + What you learned
    • What is your next step?  What do you need funding for?

FAQs

  • Do I need to participate in the Design Sprint to qualify for funding?
    • Yes! We ask that you attend the workshop, prototype/test an aspect of your business.
  • Is funding limited to the thing that we decide to test during the design sprint?
    • No. The purpose of prototyping and testing is to gather data to inform decisions. Your pitch for funding should be for whatever you need to take your business to the next step.
  • Will this event be open to the public?
    • Only on Tuesday for community night! This event is curated to support GBH Alumni.
  • Do ALL GBH Alumni count?
    • Yes! If you are reviving an old project, trying a new product/service line, or have been active since GBH you are welcome! If you have any questions, please ask!
  • Can my entire team participate?
    • Yes! We encourage as many people from your team to participate as possible, you’ll need the help!

Schedule

Saturday - March 27

10:00am
Prototyping/Testing Workshop
2:00pm
Mentor Hours
4:00pm
Check-in

Tuesday - March 30

7:00pm
Community Night

Saturday - April 3

TBD
Funding Pitches

Judges & Mentors

The list of mentors and judges will be added soon!

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Event Sponsors


Facilitators

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.


Organizers

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.

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.

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.


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 »