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hackNY Announces 2011 Class, Triples the hackNY Fellows Program.

New York, NY, June 23, 2011 --( hackNY is proud to announce the class of 2011 hackNY Fellows, a select group of students from across the US and Canada who will spend 10 weeks this summer developing and applying their computational, quantitative, and design expertise while working with some of NYC's best startup companies.

Thanks to the generous support of members of NYC's startup community as well as foundations and investors from across the US, hackNY has been able to triple the size of the hackNY Fellows program from last year. Hundreds of students from across the world and hundreds of NYC startups applied to participate in the 2011 program. Admitted Fellows were matched with startups based on compatibility of their technological fortes with the needs of the startups. Startups must also apply and show they can provide a technologically strong mentoring environment, including a concrete technical problem to solve and a technologist mentor to work with the admitted Fellow.

The class of 2011 hackNY Fellows are:

Eitan Adler, Michael Bartnett, Conor Branagan, Charles Cary, Andrew Chien, Nikola Chonkov, Zach Cimafonte, Matt Dannenberg, Cole Ian Diamond, Vien Duong Dinh, Joey Dong, Tami Evnin, Andrew Flockhart, Jason Gorelick, Cemre, Gungor, Andrew Hitti, Joseph Randall Hunt, Sameen Jalal, Grant Kot, Trisha Kothari, Akarshan Kumar, Kelsey Lee, Karen Li, Andrew Lott, Aaron Joseph Marks, Aditya Mukerjee, Alexander Pease, Misha Ponizil, Rahul Sheth, Abe Stanway, Kathy Sun, Kui Tang, David Wang, Jared Wyatt, and Nick Zaillian.

These Fellows come from schools across the US and Canada:

Brown University, Columbia University (Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science), Cornell University, The Julliard School, McGill University, New York University (and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU), Parsons The New School for Design, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Stanford University, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY New Paltz, University at Buffalo, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Western Carolina University, and Yale University.

Startups selected to host the hackNY Fellows are:

10Gen, Aviary, BankSimple, bitly, Boxee, BuzzFeed, chartbeat, Clothia, Datadog, Etsy, foursquare, Fridge, Gilt Groupe, GroupMe, Hunch, Hyperpublic, kikin, Knewton, LocalResponse, OMGPOP,, QLabs, Rent The Runway, SecondMarket, Shapeways, SinglePlatform, Skillshare, SocialFlow, SpotOn, Tumblr, Vostu, Xtify, and Yipit.


The initiative aims to mentor and federate the next generation of technology innovators for New York City. Co-organized by faculty from NYU and Columbia, and with a board of advisors which includes educators, technologists, and entrepreneurs, hackNY organizes the hackNY Fellows Program in the summer and student "hackathons" each semester, during which students develop their own software applications and new websites building on technologies provided by New York City startups. The next student hackathon will be held this fall at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

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For more information contact:

Evan Korth, NYU:,

(347) 989-3826,


Chris Wiggins, Columbia:,

(347) 878 1236,




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Evan Korth

(347) 989-3826

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