Madison Mikhail Bush
Founder and CEO, Point Technologies/Point Global
About: Since Madison Mikhail Bush launched it in 2018, Point Technologies has enabled thousands of users to find volunteer opportunities for causes they care about and raised over $200,000. Previously, Mikhail Bush was director of corporate development for Gnome Diagnostics, a clinical DNA testing company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Capital University and has giant tortoises as pets.
It’s critical that our city’s infrastructure allows people to move here, live here and stay here. I believe city planning is key to Columbus’ success.
Outside of work: As an Egyptian-American, Madison invests in programs in Egypt including Mobile Clinic, which launched in 2020 to serve rural villages in Egypt. Mikhail Bush also is vice president of the Mikhail Foundation supporting educational needs of 300 young girls in Egypt. Additionally: founder of 100kmasksforOhio.org, Can’t Stop Columbus organizer, We Feed Cbus member, Benefit Beers founder, GivebackHack mentor, O2 Mentor, Festival for Good planner, AirBNB Superhost and jewelry designer.
What does Columbus need to thrive? As people leave major cities as a result of COVID-19, I expect Columbus to continue to boom. In the community space, I see affordable and appropriate housing as the major issue our city faces as we grow. As luxury apartments are built for young professionals, houses that are built for families or affordable housing options are put on the back burner. It’s critical that our city’s infrastructure allows people to move here, live here and stay here. I believe city planning is key to Columbus’ success.
Mikhail Bush’s idea: A digital “housing map” of the city could be crucial in attracting people to Columbus and also bringing transparency to housing issues. Other ideas include: surveying voter suppression and bringing broadband service to at-risk neighborhoods. A personal passion project would be to partner with the city to increase our recycling programs and compliance.