Meet the Class of 2016: This Fellowship of 25 students comes from 18 universities, spread over 5 countries and 3 continents! Our Fellows are interning at 20 New York City startups this summer and learning everything they can about New York’s tech scene. They are an impressive, diverse group, with great tech skills and strong ideas about the future of our industry. 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, journalists, technologists, and all-around leaders from the NYC startup community. They are also sharing their unique skills with the group by hosting workshops – from functional programming to feminism and Slack bots to snow globes! We are so excited the Class of 2016 is joining our community!

Since 2010, hackNY has partnered with over 100 host startups to host over 200 hackNY Fellows. This year, our 25 Fellows will be hosted by 20 exciting startups. We look forward to continuing the long partnerships hackNY has had with many host startups, and we are also excited to be working with 10 of our host startups for the first time. View all the host startups we’ve worked with on our Fellows site.

Announcing Demo Night 2016: An evening of demos and celebration will take place Friday, August 5th. This event commemorates the end of the summer and is a chance for the Fellows to show off the summer projects they worked on, both professionally and personally. Demo Night is open to the tech community, and RSVPs and more information will be coming soon.

Aditya Balwani
Stony Brook University

Alice Ren
University of Pennsylvania

Andrea Heyman
Columbia University

Andy Wang
Duke University

Anosha Minai
University of Pennsylvania

Brandon Fujii
Northwestern University

Chelsea Valentine
New York University

Christopher Hranj
The College of New Jersey

Claire Durand
Temple University

Dan Gorelick
Boston University

Ganesh Ravichandran
Columbia University

Jeffrey Wang
UC Los Angeles

Kathleen Chen
University of Pennsylvania

Matt O’Hagan
Florida State University

Nick Spinale
Carleton College

Olaolu Emmanuel
Rutgers University

Robin Pollak
Pomona College

Sakib Jalal
Rutgers University

Sam Couch
Temple University

Sam Pringle
UC Berkeley

Shahrzad Gustafson
USC

Shilpa Subrahmanyam
University of Illinois

Sophie Stadler
Columbia University

Su Hang
Columbia University

Veeral Patel 
Stanford University