New York City Startup Trip

Saturday, March 7 – Wednesday, March 11

Presented by the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship

Applications will close on February 16

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 meet in NYC 5pm on Saturday, March 7 and spend all day Monday and Tuesday touring companies. The 30 attendees will apply into one of two tracks: Female Founders or Climate Change Startups.

Build Your Network

Throughout the weekend, you’ll get to know 50 other talented, passionate students like yourself. At the alumni mixer on Sunday, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with dozens of other UVA alumni who already live and work at top startups and tech companies in town. The rest of Sunday you’ll have to explore the city on your own!

We bid goodbye to NYC on Wednesday, March 11 in the late morning. Our hotel is just a short subway or taxi ride away from JFK, LGA, or Penn Station to accommodate your travel needs.

Past Company Visits Include

Our Trip Sponsors

Trip Tickets

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.

Tickets are $300. This includes your hotel room for 4 nights, many meals, and entrance into all of our events and programming. You will have to pay for a subway card ($32) & some meals on your own.

Transportation to/from NYC is not included in the $300 price. (We know students will have different destinations after the trip for the rest of spring break, so this is designed to give students flexibility.) If you’d like for HackCville to book your transportation, here are your options:

  • Drive yourself and others to/from NYC: 50% off your ticket and all parking/gas reimbursed
  • Join a carpool to/from NYC: +$50 to your ticket
  • HackCville books a nice bus for you from Richmond or DC: +$50

You can select which option you’d like on the application.

How Startup Trips Work

1. Apply

Any UVA student can apply to our trips through our quick online application. (We give extra consideration to existing HackCville members, but not guaranteed admission.) 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.

5. Still have questions?

Email sydney.nyman@hackcville.com and we will get back to you soon!

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