About the Program
The hackNY Fellows Program, now entering its eighth year, is an intensive program designed to introduce students to NYC's startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups. You'll live in the heart of NYC with a cohort of some of the most talented and creative student technologists from all over the world. Local startups are carefully selected for the program and demonstrate both innovative tech and a strong mentoring environment. You will contribute meaningfully at your paid internship and learn from your work, our curated Speaker Series, and your fellow hackers. Starting this year, in an initiative led by our alumNY and reflecting their community values, you will volunteer in programs for positive social impact in NYC. With a focus on increasing diversity and inclusivity in tech, you'll work within underserved communities by teaching, mentoring or using your technical skills for social good. Additional details to be announced in 2017.
A PersonA mentor on your team will be there from the start to guide you and answer your questions both technical and career-related.
A ProjectEvery hackNY Fellow ships meaningful code at their host startup. You'll be assigned a project or a series of projects to be proud of.
A PlaceIt's important to work alongside your team. You'll have space at your startup's coworking space or office to work at each day.
A Positive ImpactAll Fellows will choose from a social good project that will create positive change in a NYC community, and allow for continuation post-fellowship
We love New York's tech community for its spirit, its inclusivity, and the way tech integrates into so many other vibrant communities. Spend a summer here and you'll see how you can make a direct impact collaborating with people from fashion, media, and a variety of other skills and interests.
All Fellows live together in provided housing in the heart of NYC, within walking distance of great food, parks, and many of our host startups. You'll live, work, play and volunteer together in the best city in the world.
Twice a week, you'll visit NYC startups to meet the people who shape NYC's tech community. You'll learn from our technologists, founders, CEOs, investors, as well as experts from law and media, with plenty of time for discussion and your questions. hackNY and NYC's community will help you understand how tech companies are born and grow.
For a list of our Class of 2015 speakers and events, see our blog post looking back on last summer.
Our community doesn't end when the summer does.
For most Fellows, the best part of hackNY isn't their startup, the city or even Speaker Series conversations with local tech leaders - it's the AlumNY community you'll be part of throughout your career. With frequent meetups, job postings, and chatting on Slack and IRC, your Fellows classmates and the rest of our AlumNY will always be your best friends and supporters.
Recent AlumNY activities have included our traditional pre-hackathon meetup, Women of hackNY dinners, Demo Night, and mixers with the current Fellows. AlumNY are also invited to many of our Speaker Series talks. You might be one of the incoming Fellows we'll be welcoming at our spring hackathon dinner.
Previous hackNY Fellows Program Host Startups
We are proud to have partnered with nearly 100 of the New York tech community's most innovative startups. hackNY works with small to large startups, many of which were small when we began and have since grown into household names. During the summer, Fellows have the opportunity to meet our startup friends at mixers and our annual Demo Night celebration.
Use these buttons to filter the startups by the hackNY Fellows classes they participated in. Most have hosted a Fellow more than once, and some have been with us every year since the beginning.