Announcing the hackNY Fellows Program, supported by the Kauffman Foundation

We’re extremely excited to announce today that the 2010 hackNY Fellows program will be supported by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, with the assistance of ISOC-NY!

Thanks to this generous support, we will award ten hackNY fellowships for summer 2010. hackNY Fellows will receive complimentary housing at NYU’s University Hall, in Union Square. The¬†fellowship also includes a series of lectures and dinners over the summer. Housing and events will run from May 23 through July 31, with a welcome event and lecture during the first week.

Startups interested in working with one of the hackNY Fellows are being asked to support them for $400/week. A limited number of subsidies for bootstrapped startups may be available; please do¬†email [email protected] for information.

Students who apply before the April 30, 11:59 PM (NYC time) deadline, but who are not accepted as hackNY Fellows, are still eligible for matching with internship opportunities via hack-match, hackNY’s open-source hacker matching algorithm. All NYC hacker-students will also be invited to attend a series of hackNY events this summer.

Please remember to apply by THIS FRIDAY:

We look forward to working with you!

Announcing the hackNY Summer Internship Program

We’re very excited about the launch of the hackNY initiative to federate and train the next generation of NYC startup engineers. The main component of this initiative is the summer internship program, which includes colocated housing, a series of technical lectures from NYC startup CTOs and other stakeholders, and a series of pedagogical lectures on what every engineer should know before joining the rapidly expanding NYC startup ecosystem.


hackNY’s launch party was the first ever NYC intercollegiate hackathon, spanning 7pm April 2 to 7 pm April 3. We had a fantastic turnout of talented students: over 200 students from 40 NYC area schools RSVPed.

We kicked off with demos and presentations of APIs and datasets from NYC’s hottest startups, including Foursquare, Aviary and Chartbeat as well as from the New York Times. Then, armed with these new technologies, their innate talents and creativity, and the most pizza, Red Bull, and burritos the Courant Institute has ever seen, students broke into teams to create their own applications and mashups.

HackNY Day Two

Student demos on Saturday night in front of local founders, developers, and investors blew everyone away. Three teams awarded special recognition then presented at the Tuesday April 6 New York Tech Meetup.

We hope all these participating students will apply here for the hackNY internship program, and then tell all their friends to do so as well. Interested startups should apply here. We are looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.