About Us

We're working to help Dreamers prosper.

What we're doing

DACA Time is a low cost, simple, and secure DACA application platform.

How it started

On March 31, 2017, Brook Kohn brought his vision for DACA Time to GiveBackHack in Columbus, OH. During the three-day event, we formed our team and started working on making Brook's vision a reality.

We won crowd favorite as well as a prize package consisting of initial funding and in-kind services to help us continue to validate Brook's idea.

The very next weekend, the team attended and presented at the Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit.

Not only did we form lasting connections with the vibrant social enterprise community in Columbus, but we were also awarded a coveted spot within the 2017 SEA Change Ohio Columbus cohort.

We're currently going through the SEA Change social enterprise accelerator to mature our venture while we prepare to launch our product.

SEA Change is a Social Enterprise Accelerator program pairing business professionals with socially-minded startups. Culminating in a pitch event for cash prizes, this program accelerates new organizations to move forward further, faster.

The Team

Brook Kohn

Co-founder and CEO

Brook met our Chief Dreamer, Nathali, in 2016. Her story inspired him, so he sought to make her life a little easier. His background is in international relations and government.

Nathali Bertran

Co-founder and Chief Dreamer

Nathali is a product development and design engineer at Honda R&D. As a DACA recipient herself, she is our best connection to the DACA community.

Nicholas Tietz-Sokolsky

Co-founder and CTO

Nicholas is a software engineer and math nerd who has helped scale multiple startups and is passionate about using his skills for building a better society and improving lives.

Derek DeHart

Co-founder and COO

Derek is a product delivery consultant who's passionate about effecting change in the world. He's also quite fond of craft beer and cats.

Jean-Yves Kasonga Beya

Co-founder and Product Specialist

Jean-Yves is a pharmaceutical validation engineer and is involved in organizing the Congolese community regionally by helping establish representative associations in Lexington, KY and Columbus, OH.

Matthew Nierman

General Counsel

Matt was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2009 and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 2010. He serves as the new member liaison for the Ohio chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Christopher Barr

Product Designer

Christopher is an Ohio native focused on Digital Product Design and is currently a consultant helping clients solve and deliver valued experiences to their markets.

Andy Jett

Graphic Designer

Andy runs a graphic design company called Pixeljett. He has over 10 years of experience in the print industry and is helping with video, photography, and graphic design.