Next week: Hack for good at GiveBackHack - Philly


Oct. 3, 2017 8:52 am

Next week: Hack for good at GiveBackHack

Starting Oct. 13, the three-day hackathon aims to spinout a handful of social enterprises. The panel of judges includes some legit technologists.

A snapshot from GiveBackHack in Columbus in April.

(Courtesy photo)

After entrepreneur Dillon Myers moved back to Philly, the idea of rehashing the Columbus, Ohio-based hackathon called GiveBackHack kept popping up in his head.

While the Columbus event is now led by Suzanne Bureau, the Philly-based Myers will finally see the impact-focused weekend hackathon come true at Azavea’s HQ on Oct. 13.

“The end goal is creating social enterprises from the weekend, joining passionate people from the nonprofit sector with people from tech who can rapidly prototype,” Myers said.

The end goal is have somewhere between 60 and 100 people join the event and helping “a few” social enterprises launch. The event will provide the top enterprise with seed money in the $1,000 range.

“It’s a small but crucial amount in the beginning, because it allows companies to host a site and incorporate,” Myers said.

Get tickets ($35)

(For $10 off the sticker price, use coupon TECHNICALLY. For anyone wishing to attend who can’t afford a ticket, email dillon [at] potluck [dot] world)

The judges panel, which will decide which enterprises get funded but also mentor the groups, features some familiar names:

Read the full story over on our sister site Generocity.


Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.


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