Diversity & Inclusion

Meet the 8 PennApps Fellows interning at Philly startups this summer

The city-funded initiative aims to show young people that Silicon Valley isn't the only place to get a job in tech — by embedding them within the Philadelphia tech scene.

Eight students and recent grads from schools like Wellesley College, Penn State and Rutgers are spending the summer interning at Philly startups as part of the PennApps Fellows program.

The city-funded initiative aims to show young people that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place to get a job in tech — by embedding them within the Philadelphia tech scene. Six of the eight fellows are living in University City’s International House, while the other two, who are high schoolers, are living at home, said organizer Fabio Fleitas.

Aside from interning at local startups, the fellows will also work on a software project for a local organization. Read more about that here.

We asked the PennApps Fellows team to send us brief bios about each fellow. Here’s a top-level look. Find the whole bios here.


Participating startups: Neat Company, 50OnRed, Ticketleap, Artisan Mobile, Monetate, Socialie

Age range: 15-22

Hometowns: the Philadelphia suburbs; Miami, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.

Favorite coding languages: Ruby, Javascript, Swift

Favorite thing about Philly so far: “It’s a toss-up between the gorgeous architecture, the excellent brewery scene, and the word ‘jawn.'” – Cole Kettler

See all the bios
People: Victor Lourng
Projects: PennApps

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