Choose your favorite ideas at
GiveBackHack Columbus 2016.

Have Your Voice Heard

Let us know who you think is best

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Watch the pitches

See the most innovative, sustainable, and impactful solutions to our most pressing social issues at the final presentation of GiveBackHack.

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Vote for your favorite

While the judges are deliberating, help your favorite teams win the People's Choice Award by voting with your dollar, online or at the event.

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People's Choice Award

The team that raises the most money wins the People's Choice Award and will receive the Billion Fund, all of the money raised during the event.

Support A Project

Who would you like to see winning the People's Choice Award?


Connecting students, adults, and families with art, design, and technology through a hands on facility.


omniBUS is a mobile app that eliminates transportation uncertainty by showing users where their bus is in real-time. Don’t worry. Just ride.


Providing access to other people who speak a different language to help others learn new languages and cultures.

Round it

Round up your credit card transactions to support causes that you and your friends care about.

GiveBackHack Columbus 2016

Have an idea to solve social problems? Let's make it happen!

Share Your Idea

Pitch your ideas to a room full of passionate community leaders, designers, developers, and other concerned citizens, who will be able to bring yoru vision to reality.

Form teams

Team up around an idea that you believe in and work on it over the weekend. Build an MVP with the support of some incredible mentors.

Present Your Idea

Present the idea with your team to a panel of judges. The top teams are provided with resources to move forward and sustain their ideas.

Event Timeline

Here's the plan!

GiveBackHack Begins

Watch the pitches, pitch your own, and then form teams around great ideas with other talented people.

Team Info Collection

The Billion team be collecting information on your teams. Please have your team name, a short and long description, and your member bios ready.

Fundraising and announcing winner

During judges deliberation, donations will be accepted at the event and online. After the votes has been tallied, the winner will be announced.

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