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Mark Sun

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About this event

GiveBackHack is your launchpad for social innovation. Do you have a big idea to solve an issue in our community? Take the next step at GiveBackHack. Attend to partner with our community and discover resources to make your idea a reality.

The event will kick off Friday night when you’ll meet community members of all backgrounds who are eager to exchange ideas to make an impact. The crowd favorites will be identified and teams will form around them. Participants will then spend the week mentored by top social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, venture capitalists, and prominent business professionals as they vet ideas and build them into real products — physical products, smartphone applications, websites and anything else that will innovate on the issues we face.

Schedule (all times are Eastern Daylight):

Instead of cramming a whole social enterprise launchpad experience into one weekend, for this global virtual event we’ve spread out the scheduled group sessions over the course of the week, plus added flexible mentorship hours and online content you can access at your own pace - we want to make sure as many people as possible can launch the ideas our community needs next!

Friday 10/9: 6-9PM Kickoff Session, Pitch Review, and Team Formation

Saturday 10/10: 11-11:40 AM Empathy Workshop; 6-6:40 PM Problem Validation

Sunday 10/11: 11-11:40 AM Prototyping Workshop; 6-6:40 PM Prototyping Validation

Monday 10/12: Meet with Mentors OR Take the Day Off

Tuesday 10/13: 6-7 PM GiveBackHack Community Hangout

Wednesday 10/14: Meet with Mentors OR Take the Day Off

Thursday 10/15: Pitch Practice! Sign up for a time slot!

Friday 10/16: Breathe—You're almost there.

Saturday 10/17: 11 AM Turn in your Pitch Deck; 3 -6 PM Public Pitch Event & Awards

Tickets can be purchased here:

Want to attend, but need help with the ticket? Email to apply for a scholarship.


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  • Funding For Ideas
  • The event kicks off on a Friday and culminates on the following Saturday where we share the progress we mad...



  • Thursday
  • Schedule for the day is not published
  • Friday
  • 6:00 to 9:00 PM: Kickoff Session, Pitch Review, and Team Formation



Rules are not published.