Submit your idea

This pitch will be used during the event to get other attendees excited about your idea. We ask that you share a 60 second pitch video with no edits. Please upload your pitch to the video hosting site of your choice (Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook) and make sure it is public so we can see it. By submitting this video you are giving GiveBackHack permission to share your video as promotional material. GiveBackHack cannot guarantee protection of anything you choose to share in your pitch submission or during the GiveBackHack experience.

This doesn't affect your chances for moving forward. We're just curious.

1 = little interest and 6 = extreme interest

1 = little interest and 6 = extreme interest

1 = little interest and 6 = extreme interest

1 = little interest and 6 = extreme interest

1 = little interest and 6 = extreme interest

1 = little interest and 6 = extreme interest

Don't worry. You don't have to stick with it. Just give us something so we can easily differentiate or identify your idea.

What makes something "partially-vetted"? Any idea where work has already started. If you have a prototype, a website, customers, users, or have received funding or awards in the past, your idea is partially-vetted.

Knowing a bit more helps us recruit the right people, organizations and/or resources out to GiveBackHack and as a heads up, you need to get this idea approved before pitching at the event. Some ideas will be a bit too far along in the entrepreneurial process and won’t be appropriate for GiveBackHack. If that’s the case, we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction (like a local accelerator or funding path) and we'll even make introductions if we can! You can learn more about specifics here: http://givebackhack.com/stories/making-an-even-better-launchpad/

The best ideas are rooted in the problem they solve. What problem are you attacking? Is there any data around it?

What are the specifics of the idea? How is your solution going to ease the burden or remove the problem all together? Why is your solution uniquely positioned to solve the problem?

What skills do you bring to the table (are you an expert in X, have you volunteered and seen the problem firsthand, are you a software developer, seasoned entrepreneur, are you just particularly, relentlessly passionate about this, or are you just excited to make the solution happen?

Where are the gaps? What people do you need to make it happen? Are certain skill sets (design, development, user experience, monetization strategy, etc.) or people with experience or connections in certain spaces valuable? What is needed in order to bring this solution to market in a sustainable way?