Hope you had a great summer (congrats on the MongoDB and Blue Apron IPOs!) and that your fall is off to a great start. I’m excited to introduce you to some of New York’s top engineering students who I’ve gotten to know through Rough Draft Ventures (RDV), General Catalyst’s student-focused program that backs founders at the university level. Each year, dozens of students reach out to RDV for help organizing visits to New York’s top startups and for advice on which companies to work for. Given how talented these students are (Penn student Bethany Davis solved one of GIPHY’s biggest engineering challenges as an intern this past summer), I knew you’d be interested in finding ways to connect with them. Below is a list of the top upcoming student treks you can participate in.
Many friends and colleagues have reached out privately either to grieve or offer kinds words of support. I guess that must mean that my public emoting was obvious and while many prefer private ways of dealing with the world around them I have always found solace in being part of a public, real-time community.