hackNY announces its largest class ever!!

hackNY announces the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows

hackNY is excited to announce the class of 2013 — our fourth and largest cohort of awesome hackNY Fellows! Our 37 Fellows come from 27 universities as far west as Pomona College, as far south as the University of Puerto Rico, and as far east as NYU Abu Dhabi! Thanks to the generosity of a diverse community of supporters, the Fellows program includes community-style housing in Union Square as well as a series of pedagogical lectures introducing the hackNY Fellows to founders, investors, and technologists from the NYC startup ecosystem. The members of the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows and their host startups are:

Name School Startup

Alan Lin
Boston College

Alex Akers
Columbia University

Alex Berke
Brown University

Ananta Pandey
Barnard College

Andrew Aldridge
University of Minnesota

Basil Siddiqui
Harvard University

Ben Vishny
Brown University

Carlos Gil
Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Lehner
University of Rochester

Chris Mulligan
Columbia University

Dan Kang
Princeton University

Dan Mundy
The College of New Jersey

Daniel Borowski
Rutgers University

Daria Jung
Columbia University

David Fontenot
University of Michigan

Eric Leong
Cooper Union

Jane Friedhoff
Parsons (The New School For Design)

Jeremy Cimafonte
School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Jesse Selover

Joseph Long
Pomona College

Josh Matthews
Rutgers University

Joshua Click
New York University

Ju Young Park
New York University

Kaitlin Postaikis
Rutgers University

Kaushal Parikh
Rutgers University

Kyle Petrovich
Georgia Institute of Technology

Maijid Moujalid
Grinnell College

Morgante Pell
NYU Abu Dhabi

Raj Vir
University of Michigan

Ricardo Medina
Brown University

Richard Stewart
University of Chicago

Sana Malik
University of Maryland – College Park

Sean Yeh
The Juilliard School

Shin Yuan Clara Wu
University of Pennsylvania

Steve Gattuso
University of Rochester

Yamil Asusta
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

hackNY’s newest alumna: Manya!

I’m excited to announce today that hackNY has launched one more career in the NYC startup community — mine!

I will be joining Flatiron Health and saying goodbye to the GM title of hackNY, an organization I love and respect.


I am incredibly grateful to Chris, Evan, and the hackNY alumni (alumNY!) for welcoming me into hackNY; I’ve gotten to know and love both the hackNY fellows and the NYC startup community more generally, and I am looking forward to continuing to be a part of the hackNY alumni, along with the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, and the new class of 2013. Evan, Chris and I have been working together these last few weeks, along with the hackNY alumni and 2013 mentors, to make sure all’s smooth sailing for the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows. Aditya Mukerjee, hackNY ‘11 and hackNY’s hacker-in-residence, has agreed to run ops for the summer until we find a new GM for hackNY.

The hackNY mission has always been about “federating the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community”, and hackNY has done that for me. So, this isn’t good-bye, we’re still traveling in the same direction and I look forward to continuing to support this mission.

Manya Ellenberg

P.S. We’ve started our search for a new General Manager. If you’d like to be considered, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via hackNY.jobscore.com. If you have any suggestions about people we should reach out to, please do let us know at search (at) hackNY.org .