Dear awesome NYC startup: Take Part In The Spring 2013 hackNY Student Hackathon!
hackNY’s seventh student hackathon will take place April 6-7 at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Previous hackathons have been attended by hundreds of students from scores of universities who used participating startups’ APIs to build impressive projects and innovations.
Presentations are open to startups with dev teams based in NYC, and applications to present an API will be considered for startups with dev teams based in NYC, and will be voted on by the student organizing committee. Due to time constraints, not every startup that applies will be selected. If you have any questions, please email info@hackNY.org.
In order to give time for students to vote and for startups to be notified, please submit your application before 11:59 pm NYC time Wednesday March 20, 2013.
Whether or not your company is selected, you can apply as well to send a technical ambassador during the hackathon. Ambassadors stay during the crucial early hacking hours to help students nucleate teams, refine their ideas into those which are plausible in the time remaining, and encourage them to get hacking. Such personal API evangelism and instruction has proven a key factor at past hackathons in determine which APIs actually get used by the students. Ambassadors should be CTOs, VPs of E, or senior developers, not nontechnical staff and definitely not recruiters, who will be asked please not to disturb the coders during the event.
If someone from your startup would be appropriate and interested in serving as a tech ambassador, please indicate your interest on the ambassador application form. We ask you to commit to stay at least 1 hour after the startup demos (i.e., stay until at least 5 pm on Saturday April 6, 2013); in our experience, the longer a technologist can stay, the more likely it is that student-hackers will work with your API/data/tech.