This past school year, each of you contributed support to help kickstart the growth of the Wahoowa Network. HackCville’s goal with the network was to inspire, connect, and support the student and alumni entrepreneurs in U.Va.’s extensive and talented global community.
On behalf of the HackCville team, thank you all for supporting the growth of Wahoowa. Over the last several months, we’ve reached 850+ alumni from across the country through nearly a dozen events and through our media content. None of this would have been possible without your support.
In June, we successfully hosted 7 simultaneous meetups of students and graduates in 7 cities throughout the country. Over 700 students alumni RSVP’d for these events in Austin, Boston, Charlottesville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. This incredible showing of Wahoo pride was also supported by the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship, WeWork, and Betts Recruiting – thank you all!
We’ve also seen many alumni in each city volunteer to host future events on behalf of Wahoowa. Two of them are already planned in Austin and DC, with many more on the way. It’s been exciting and gratifying for our student team to see alumni react so positively to our efforts to build this network.
HackCville has also published dozens of interviews with Wahoowa alumni over the last year, right here on our publication, HC Media. These interviews have served as effective content marketing to build the community and an opportunity for alumni to get to know each other, across the country. Here are some of our favorites:
- Malcolm Jones, DevOps Engineer at Behance
- Stephanie Olvey, Founder of Borrowing Magnolia
- Sam Rosen, Founder of MakeSpace
- Julia Greenberg, Business Development Manager at Betts Recruiting
Building an alumni network co-led by a student organization and remote alumni was (and is) an ambitious vision. We really appreciate each of your organizations’ belief and support of this vision. We value how U.Va.’s culture of student self-governance can be so well supported by departments and organizations across the University.
We hope to continue working with all of you over the months and years to come to continue to grow and support this incredible network of U.Va. entrepreneurs. Thank you!
Want to help with the Wahoowa Network? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.