New York City Startup Trip

Thursday, November 16 - Sunday, November 19

presented by Plated


Applications closed Monday, October 23.

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Explore NYC's Coolest Companies

NYC has a thriving startup scene with thousands of companies in every field imaginable. You’ll get to meet passionate entrepreneurs, tour hip offices, and get a feel for what it’s really like to live and work in the city that never sleeps. We'll leave for NYC by bus on Thursday, November 16 at 5pm and spend all day Friday touring 5 of these top companies on the track of your choosing: General Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Data Science, or Media/Web Development.

Build Your Network

Throughout the weekend, you’ll get to know nearly 100 other talented, passionate students like yourself. At the alumni mixer on Friday evening, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with 100+ other UVA alumni who already live and work at top startups and tech companies in town. On Saturday, have lunch with an alumnus who we’ve matched to your interests and attend a Q&A to get all your questions answered. Then take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city on your own!

If you have any questions about the trip not answered by this page, please contact Jen Laredo at jen@hackcville.com.

Our Founding Partners

Trip Fees

Our startup trips have been proven to be transformative experiences that dramatically expand the opportunities and networks of attendees. Because of this, our goal is to make these trips as accessible as possible.

Our supportive sponsors enable us to subsidize the cost of all our trips, sometimes by as much as 50%. Partial and full scholarships are available to students with financial need. Applications are reviewed need-blind.

Trip ticket prices are not yet finalized, but will be $200 or less. This includes the bus ride up to NYC, hotels while you're there, some meals, and entrance into all of our events and programming. You will have to pay for a subway card & some meals on your own.

Trip Tracks

General Entrepreneurship II

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Sawhorse Media

Sawhorse Media develops Muck Rack and Shorty Awards, search tools to discover people on the social web. Learn more →

Burrow

Burrow is a brand building clever, comfortable furniture suitable for the modern nomadic lifestyle using safe and environmentally-friendly components that are suited for a lifetime of living rooms. Burrow’s innovative, modular design maintains the premium craftsmanship and quality of high-end sofas with cost-efficient shipping and 10-minute tool-free assembly. Learn more →

Care + Wear

Care+Wear is a leading provider of innovative healthwear focused on creating positive and effective healing experiences for patients everywhere. Care+Wear’s primary products address the comfort of patients who have PICC lines or chest ports. Our ultra-soft, antimicrobial, breathable and machine washable PICC Line Covers and Chest Access Shirts were co-created with patients, clinicians and hospitals to provide patients with wearable products that are both functional and fashionable. Learn more →

Anomaly

Anomaly is an advertising agency founded in 2004 in New York City. The agency has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Amsterdam, and Shanghai. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

General Entrepreneurship I

Sponsored by TruFund

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SportsGuru

SportsGuru is the place where fans talk about sports on video. We leverage our video technology and passionate contributor community to source, curate, and distribute fan video opinion content across multiple platforms. Learn more →

TruFund

Trufund stimulates economic development in underserved communities by providing innovative financial solutions and hands-on technical assistance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. TruFund offers more than a loan – they provide an opportunity for underserved small businesses and low-income communities to thrive. Learn more →

Wink

Wink is the simpler way to a smarter home. Our industry-leading platform brings hundreds of products from the best brands together into the easy-to-use Wink mobile app. With Wink, you can seamlessly monitor, control, and automate your home in ways never possible before. We’re a talented, passionate, tight-knit team striving toward one very ambitious goal - to make the promise of the smart home a reality for everyone.
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Quirky

Quirky brings new consumer products to market by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community of inventors, Quirky's expert staff, and globally recognized consumer brands.

The world influences our business in real-time, and Quirky shares revenue directly with the people who helped make successful decisions. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

Media & Web Development/Design II

Sponsored by Grailed

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Morning Brew

Morning Brew is a daily e-newsletter that gives you a quick and conversational round up of all things business. Learn more →

Grailed

Grailed is a curated community marketplace for men’s clothing. Their goal is to make great clothing affordable and available to everyone. Learn more →

RippleMatch

Ripple allows employers to find, target, and hire the students they want most at a fraction of the cost of the traditional model. Learn more →

Flightpath

Flightpath is a creative digital agency located in NYC that develops emotionally compelling, highly engaging brand stories to deliver through today's digital imperatives. Driven by analytics, insights and relentless curiosity, our work consistently reflects digital and design originality while staying squarely focused on creating client value through emotional currency.
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Social Code

SocialCode is comprised of 300+ smart, innovative, passionate, accountable and humble professionals solving big challenges to power smarter, more profitable brands. They are pioneers in technology and engineering, product management, data science, marketing, media and analytics. We are driven by our vision and values, and invest deeply in developing our people to create the greatest long-term value and impact on our clients. We are located geographically in key technology and business hubs, including New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Chicago, LA, and Austin. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

Media & Web Development/Design I

Sponsored by Plated

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Littlstar

Premium VR Network. Littlstar is the leading network dedicated exclusively to virtual reality, 360 video, and immersive experiences. Watch the best content from channels like ABC, Showtime, Discovery, Nat Geo WILD, PBS, Esquire, and more on VR devices like Oculus Rift, Sony Playstation VR, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, our native mobile apps, Apple TV, and the web. Learn more →

Contently

Contently provides enterprise companies with smart technology, content marketing expertise, and vetted creative talent—journalists, photographers, designers, videographers, and all things in between. Contently is a software business built by content creators, and both our products and our philosophy reflect this. Learn more →

Reserve

Reserve is the country's premier hospitality technology platform, helping restaurants and guests connect. Reserve is a tech company that understands that humanity is the core of hospitality. The technology improves the process for both sides, and works in the background so guests can enjoy an amazing experience at the restaurant. Learn more →

Plated

Plated is redefining weeknight dinner. Through weekly chef-designed menus, they're helping America eat and live better. Plated opens the door to a new kind of dinner with chef-designed recipes and pre-portioned ingredients that are delivered every week. Learn more →

Hooch

Hooch is a private cocktail society with the first ever membership cocktail App. Members enjoy A Free Drink Every Day at over 500+ top bars and restaurants around the world, in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Hong Kong and San Diego. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

Data Science II

Sponsored by Data Science Institute at UVA

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Foursquare

Foursquare is a technology company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Learn more →

Teralytic

Teralytic a Precision Agriculture firm 100% focused on improving a farm's yield by monitoring and improving the condition of its soils. Healthy soils are the foundation for increasing crop yields, use less water, need less fertilizers and other inputs, and sequester carbon, which is great for the environment. Bottom line, farmers can make money growing more with less using our platform while improving the environment. Learn more →

Simple Contacts

Simple Contacts provides a standard ophthalmology test verified by a licensed ophthalmologist and a prescription of new contact lenses. Learn more →

Dibs Technology

Dibs partners with fitness studios to dynamically price classes in order to deliver more value to each customer. Dibs prices each spot based on real-time demand, which is determined by a range of factors like instructor, time of day, class format, and price paid per seat. Prices go up as class time approaches, so book early for the best deal. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

Data Science I

Sponsored by Plated, Data Science Institute at UVA, StashInvest, Dataminr

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Dataminr

Dataminr discovers high-impact events and critical breaking information for clients across industries long before it's in the news.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading businesses in AI and Machine Learning innovation, Dataminr is pioneering groundbreaking technology for detecting, classifying, and determining the significance of public information in real time. Learn more →

Plated

Plated is redefining weeknight dinner. Through weekly chef-designed menus, they're helping America eat and live better. Plated opens the door to a new kind of dinner with chef-designed recipes and pre-portioned ingredients that are delivered every week. Learn more →

Knot Standard

Knot Standard is a custom menswear company headquartered in New York City.

Knot Standard builds confidence, helping men look and feel anything but standard. Knot Standard is committed to creating relationships, crafting high-quality products, and providing a luxury experience for clients. With this, Knot Standard values highly entrepreneurial, confident, motivated, and creative candidates, who are looking for career development and the opportunity to be part of a growing company. Learn more →

StashInvest

Stash is investing, simplified. Stash Invest is an investing platform that makes it easy for anyone to start with as little as $5 by providing guidance and help investors learn the basics, so they can do it themselves. Learn more →

Uncubed

Uncubed’s mission is to make work human.

Uncubed believes the best career opportunities aren’t found in classified ads – they’re built in a community where people learn, interact, and exchange ideas. Access to great careers shouldn’t be restricted to just a few.

Uncubed is built on those beliefs: a video-first platform where anyone can gain skill-building insights directly from innovative companies. It’s a powerful way to both acquire skills and to find new jobs – companies on Uncubed are hiring for open roles across digital skillsets. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

Social Entrepreneurship II

Sponsored by DreamWakers

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Purpose

Purpose is a strategy consultancy, a creative agency and a social movement incubator. Purpose builds and supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. Learn more →

Acumen

Acumen invests patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $106 million in 96 companies across Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Acumen is also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. Learn more →

Vesey Foundation

The Vesey Foundation was founded to support ambitious problem-solvers around the world. Our support has aided our partners in pursuing medical advancements, teaching business and engineering skills, and providing access to clean energy sources. Learn more →

Knot Standard

Knot Standard is a custom menswear company headquartered in New York City.

Knot Standard builds confidence, helping men look and feel anything but standard. Knot Standard is committed to creating relationships, crafting high-quality products, and providing a luxury experience for clients. With this, Knot Standard values highly entrepreneurial, confident, motivated, and creative candidates, who are looking for career development and the opportunity to be part of a growing company. Learn more →

Applecart

Applecart's proprietary technology enables them to aggregate and process troves of publicly available online and off-line data to redefine how political organizations mobilize voters, nonprofit organizations fundraise, and advocacy organizations lobby elected officials. Applecart thrives on doing the impossible, turning underdogs into winners, and their track record speaks for itself. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

Social Entrepreneurship I

Sponsored by Venture for America

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Bulletin

Bulletin is WeWork for retail space. Bulletin finds premium retail spaces, sets them up like beautiful Apple stores and leases space to brands on a monthly subscription fee. Bulletin's model makes it easy for digital-first brands to access physical retail space on turnkey, flexible terms. Learn more →

Venture for America

Venture for America is a fellowship program for enterprising recent college graduates to launch their careers as entrepreneurs and revitalize American cities. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years in the trenches of a startup in an emerging U.S. city where they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business. Afterwards, VFA provides the mentorship, network, and resources Fellows need to become entrepreneurs. Learn more →

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for people in crisis via a medium people already use and trust: text. And we use insights from our work to develop and share innovations in prevention, treatment, and long-term care. Learn more →

B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. Learn more →

Charity: Water

Charity: water is a non-profit bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Since 2006, we've funded 24,537 water projects in 24 developing countries. When complete, these projects will provide clean, safe drinking water for more than 7.3 million people. Learn more →

Closing Event: NYC 2017 Wahoowa Alumni Mixer

Join us for our 6th annual Wahoowa Alumni Mixer, a happy hour where you can network with 70+ entrepreneurial alumni in NYC, hosted by General Assembly.

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We're always looking for new company partners to introduce to our talented students.

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How Startup Trips Work

1. Apply

Anyone 18+ can apply to our trips through our quick online application. (We give extra consideration to existing HackCville members, but not guaranteed admission.) Applications will open in late September.

You don't need to be looking for an internship or job to apply - these trips are a great opportunity to just get inspired and learn about the opportunities available to you.

2. Career Prep

Accepted students will get access to exclusive workshops where we'll help you tweak your resume, LinkedIn, and share tips and tricks for effective networking. Students will submit their final resumes in advance of the trip to be sent to our hiring company partners.

3. Company Visits

On a typical trip, we'll visit 5-6 companies for about an hour each. We often speak to high-level employees - founders, CTOs, marketing directors, etc - about their experiences. HackCville and/or UVA alumni employees at these companies are frequent hosts of these visits.

4. Alumni Mixer

We end each day of visits with an opportunity to network with dozens of local alumni in whatever city we're visiting. You'll get to talk to them about how they got to where they are today. Many are hiring, too! Most students walk away with new friends and new contacts that can help them with their personal projects, academic journey, and job prospects.

Watch an overview of our annual trip to New York City: