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applications open for class of 2012 hackNY Fellows program

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The hackNY Fellows program, now entering its third year, is an intense program designed to introduce students to NYC’s startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups. Local startups are carefully selected for the program and have demonstrated evidence of a mentoring environment, committing to:
(i) a specific person (CTO, lead dev, or other technical mentor) to work with the Fellow;
(ii) a specific place allocated for the Fellow to work; and
(iii) a specific technical problem for the Fellow to conquer during the program.

The hackNY Fellows program is a paid summer internship program at NYC startups, which provides free housing as well as a pedagogical lecture series covering all aspects of founding or joining a tech startup. The 2012 class will be the third year of hackNY Fellows. Previous fellows have come from all over the US and Canada, majoring in a variety of subjects. The key criterion for eligibility is ability to code and enjoyment of building.

At the end of the 10-week program, students have the option to present their work — either work performed with their host startups or projects on which the students have worked individually.

The program is organized by faculty from Columbia and NYU (Chris Wiggins of Columbia’s Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics departments and co-organizer Professor Evan Korth of NYU’s CS department), and is advised by a board of advisors which includes academics, technologists, and entrepreneurs.

Applications will be considered as they are received at For fullest consideration students should apply before 11:59 PM NYC time December 31 2011.

For a brief introduction to the program, please see this video created by the class of 2011 hackNY Fellows: .

For a complete list of the 2011 hackNY Fellows and their host startups, please see:

For a video of the end of summer ‘demofest’, please see:

For more information about the program, please see: or feel free to email

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