Daniel Willson

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel is the COO at HackCville and one of its founding members. He graduated UVA in 2016 with a BA in Computer Science. He was part of the founding team of HackCville during his time in school, where he founded Hustle, The Pioneer, Storyboard, and Wireframe. Daniel was as an early employee at Uncubed and the Tom Tom Founders Festival and formerly ran startup support programs with the Virginia Governor’s Office. You can reach him at daniel@hackcville.com.

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Daniel's Published Stories

Announcement: Some exciting changes to HackCville

We’re excited to announce that we’re joining forces with…

The 2014 NYC Startup Trip Video Recap

HackCville’s annual New York City Startup Trip brings dozens of University of Virginia students to NYC to explore the startup scene and startup job opportunities.

Deconstructing Tech: An Interview with Gizmodo/Engadget Cofounder Peter Rojas

Peter Rojas is the cofounder of technology blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, both of which he helped launch before age 30. HackCville Media sat down with him at the 2015 Tom Tom Founders Summit for an in-depth look at his background and work.

Happy 1st Birthday, HackCville Media

It was the end of my first year when I first walked in the front door at #9 Elliewood, and I was immediately overwhelmed. HackCville’s space was cool – the members had transformed the beat-up old boarding house into a cool, modern…

The Week Ahead at HackCville: Jan. 19, 2015

Here are three events this week you don’t wanna miss.

Richmond Startup Trip 2014

The Entrepreneurship Group partnered with entrepreneurship students at VCU for the Richmond Startup Trip in March 2014. Students spent the day touring local startups and meeting with founders.

Education Uncubed: A Higher Ed Conference on Student Entrepreneurship

Watch HC Media’s recap of Education Uncubed, a conference for higher educators to best prepare students for startup and entrepreneurial careers.

Meet Nik Philipsen: Powering the Future

From running a UVa startup of his own to working at Opower on the front lines of energy tech, Nik Philipsen reflects on his time in Cville and how it prepared him to take on his role at the game-changing company straight out of school.

A Recap of the 2014 Washington DC Startup Trip

Last spring, U.Va. students teamed up with American, Georgetown, and George Mason University to explore the startup scene in Washington DC.

An Inside Look at the Charlottesville Farmers Market

Local vendors describe their favorite things about the Charlottesville Farmers Market and what makes it unique.