As we look back at 2016 and forward to 2017, we thank you for your support.

2016 was another successful year for hackNY, our spring and fall hackathons continue to draw hundreds of aspiring coders at each event, giving them a safe space to hack, learn, create and network with fellow students and the NYC tech community. Our student hackathon was the first of its kind in NYC (est. 2010) and it remains the most popular in New York City. We look forward to our 15th(!) hackathon this spring at NYU.

The hackNY Fellowship completed its 7th class, the 2016 Class of hackNY Fellows were an amazing cohort, interning at 20 different NYC startups this summer, housed together in Union Square. They were also our most diverse ever, with 40% women and 60% people of color. We were honored to have tech leaders such as Jonah Peretti, Julie Samuels, Craig Newmark, Amen Ra Mashariki and Amanda Cox speak to the Fellows for the bi-weekly Speaker Series.

Our AlumNY community now totals over 200 strong and continue to do great things in NYC and beyond.

We continued our long-time relationships with startup partners MongoDB, Buzzfeed and Skillshare, and welcomed new hosts like Oscar, ClassPass and Citi Bike. To date we have partnered with over 100 NYC startups and are proud to serve and strengthen the NYC tech ecosystem.

As we look forward to next year, hackNY will continue our strong hackathon and Fellowship programs and make strides to promote diversity and inclusivity in tech. With the help of our Fellows, AlumNY and partner companies, we will also look to expand our mission to include social good projects that impact groups in need in NYC. We’re eager to share more details of that program soon!

You can get involved!

  • Apply to the 2017 Fellowship – Open to current university-level students in the US or Canada.
  • Apply to host a fellow – Open to startups headquartered in NYC. hackNY will match a Fellow for a summer internship based on your requirements.
  • Sponsor a hackNY hackathon – Now accepting sponsors for Spring 2017, email for more info.
  • Donate – hackNY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your donation is 100% tax deductible and will be applied towards projects for social good.

 

Thank you for a great year, and we look forward to supporting the NYC tech community with you in 2017.

Eric Wu

hackNY
Executive Director