Attention awesome NYC startups: hackNY is pleased to announce that applications are now open for hosting a member of NYC’s next generation of talented developers and engineers: the class of 2015 hackNY Fellows!  Startup matching will occur on a rolling basis so be sure to apply early via http://apply.hackny.org/startups/apply .

A few things to keep in mind:

Startups applying to work with a hackNY Fellow are making a commitment to the following:

  • to provide a concrete problem for the Fellow to work on
  • to provide a specific person to mentor the fellow
  • to provide a place for the Fellow to work — the startup must at least have dedicated coworking space if not an office.

Startups are eligible to work with hackNY if they

  • are independent (i.e. not acquired)
  • have their development team headquartered in NYC

The hackNY Fellows program, now entering its fifth year, is an intense program designed to introduce students to NYC’s startup community by pairing the best technical minds with the best NYC startups. The hackNY Fellows program includes housing as well as a pedagogical lecture series covering all aspects of founding or joining a startup. Previous fellows have come from all over the US and Canada, majoring in a variety of subjects, with skills including front-end, back-end, data science, and design. Don’t take our word for it though: please see this video created by the class of 2011 hackNY Fellows:  http://bit.ly/hackNY2011vid, or this description of ‘Why You Should Do hackNY’ by a member of the class of 2012 hackNY Fellows:  http://hackny.org/a/2012/08/students-heres-why-you-should-do-hackny/.

Please to do contact us at [email protected] with your questions.  Also, hackNY appreciates any feedback on the timing of the process hosting a hackNY Fellow or anyway other ways we can better partner with you.  Please let us know by email (at [email protected]) if you have any suggestions for future processes.

Best,

Team hackNY