Our two-day Hackathon will allow students to learn a series of skill sets through workshops, mentorship, and curriculum provided and facilitated by GiveBackHack, an organization which brings people together to develop sustainable solutions to pressing social issues.

Students will work in teams to do user validation, develop a business model and create a prototype. On the second day of the session, teams will pitch what they built to the community and judges, with prizes awarded to winning teams.

Areas of Focus:

Skills addressed include public speaking, ideation and creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, effective communication, social impact, coding (optional based on pre-program skill), web and software development (optional based on pre-program skill), and prototyping.

This event is open to high school students throughout Northeast Ohio.


Students should complete the Student Interest Form below to be notified of program updates and to secure early registration access.

  • Dates: Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2021
  • Location: Cleveland State University
  • Fee: No Charge

Student Interest Form