HackCville is a hub for students pursuing careers in entrepreneurship.

HackCville develops the skills, networks, and entrepreneurial ability of talented U.Va. students. We accelerate our students’ ideas, projects, and startups through our experiential programs and tight-knit community.

We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit located at #9 Elliewood Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Welcome to HackCville.

Here's how you can get involved.

Public Events

Get an introduction to everything from artifical intelligence to video production to entrepreneurship. Our events are free and open to all.

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Startup Trips

Tour dynamic startup offices and meet with hiring, young alumni in places like San Francisco, New York, Richmond, Washington DC, and more.

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Semester Programs

Learn the ins and outs of data science, marketing, social entrepreneurship, and more. Join our tight-knit community and complete real-world, hands-on projects.

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Internships + Jobs

Get paid to learn in an immersive bootcamp and get matched with a guaranteed internship this summer. Or, get help finding a full-time job from our hiring partners.

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HackCville's Directors

Chip Ransler

Executive Director

Daniel Willson

Director of Operations

Jen Laredo

Managing Director

Kavya Ravikanti

Trips Director

Mary Rockwell

Pioneer Director

Maya Korb

Programs Director

HackCville's Staff

Alekhya Peruri

Boston Trip Manager

Andy Page

Alpha Program Lead & Launch Director

Annie Sharkey

Community Manager

Ayati Arvind

Mentorship Manager

Ben Ormond

Operations Manager

Billy Stevenson

Marketing Manager

Brian Yu

Node Program Lead

Caky Winsett

NYC Women Trip Manager

Casey Wagner

Storyboard Program Lead

Chapman Monroe

Wireframe Program Lead

Jess Sommerville

Vector Program Lead

John Pentakalos

Analytics Manager

Joshua Schuck

Node Program Lead

Lily Hungarland

Essentials Program Lead

Margaret Chen

Wireframe Program Lead

Melissa Wu

Trip (NYC) Manager

Peiching Teo

Finance Manager

Sarah Lervold

Trip (Austin) Manager

Sydney Suarez

Marketing Manager

Taylor Rohrich

Source Program Lead

TJ Walsh

Essentials Program Lead

Tucker Wilson

Exposure Program Lead

HackCville's Non-Profit Board of Directors

Adam Healey

Board Member

Brendan Richardson

Co-Founder & Chairman

Lyons Brown

Board Member

HackCville's Founding Team

Alyssa Dizon

Founding Managing Director

Brendan Richardson

Co-Founder & Chairman

Spencer Ingram


Sami Strohm

HackCville Member

"I loved having a community I felt connected to. Having the houses available to just hangout in and having access to tons of cool opportunities was incredible. "