Announcing hackNY’s Fall 2013 hackathon on Sept 28th-29th!

Every spring and fall, hundreds of students from scores of universities around the country flock to hackNY’s student hackathons, where they participate in collaborative and creative coding challenges in a 24-hour coding sprint. The events open with API demos from New York City startups selected by the student organizing committee, after which students work in teams to build projects based on these APIs. Students work around the clock, and the event culminates in a presentation before a panel of judges the next day.

hackNY is excited to announce its eighth student hackathon on September 28th-29th at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

We are excited for this event, and we are looking for sponsors to help us make this happen. For more information on sponsorship and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Team hackNY at [email protected]

Students interested in attending can register on Hackerleague!

Announcing the DemoFest for the hackNY class of 2013 Fellows!

This summer, hackNY was able to introduce a stunning cohort of student-hackers from across the country to NYC’s startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups.

Fellows enjoyed free communal housing in the special interest suites of one of NYU’s best dorms in Union Square for 10 weeks, a paid internship with one of NYC’s hottest startups, and a series of lectures both about technical and practical ins-and-outs of joining and founding a tech startup.

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, we will be hosting the end of the summer DemoFest, which is the Fellows’ time to share the new products or features they launched at their startups as well as projects developed during the hackNY program.The attendees of the DemoFest include hackNY Fellows and alumni, hackNY 2013 host startups, press, and supporters.

Demofest will be an exciting, well attended event and we’re looking for sponsors.

We hope very much that you can make time to join; please do fill out the eventbrite at:

For more information on sponsorship and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Team hackNY at [email protected]

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