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Michael Kania, an Associate Director of Marketing Analytics at Kepler, will host the program throughout the duration of the two-week sprint. A graduate of Villanova University, the Philadelphia native boasts broad ranging exposure in mobile app and web development, graphic design/video production, and extensive professional expertise in digital marketing and applied analytics. 


Summer 2021 

Philly Startup Sprint

A one of a kind summer internship

Entire internship will be coordinated digitally
July 19th - July 23rd, 2021

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Our Mission

Five Days. Ten Speakers. Ten Skills.
July 19th - July 23rd 2021

The past year has been one of constant adaptation, re-imagining and virtual accommodation. Through all of this we have changed our expectations of education and work. Unfortunately, internship programs have been dropped by organizations across the city during this time leaving thousands without an opportunity for professional, personal and network growth. 

The Philly Startup Sprint is a non-profit that aims to help replace the lost opportunity for across the Greater Philadelphia Area by providing a free 5 day, rapid learning & exposure program. During the course of these 10 days we will be providing focused training, group learning and the opportunity to meet and connect with experienced leaders from Philadelphia startups and established professionals. During the course of the program up to $1000 will be awarded to participants excelling in various integrated educational competitions.

Digital Internship





Program Fund

How does it work?

Digital Internship Experience

The application is open to any individual to apply by July 15th, and thirty individuals from varying backgrounds will be selected to participate in our five day, all-digital program.


Each day our program class will receive an hour long training from subject matter experts, participate in an applied group project with fellow program members, and take part in an hour long Q&A with startup founders and business leaders. Each day the top projects will be rewarded from the PSS Program Fund.

At the culmination of the program, participants will leave with an introduction to necessary skills to grow their professional career as well as an expanded professional network. 


2021 Speakers

Proud to bring innovative leaders from across the Philadelphia community.
2021 speakers to be announced soon! 


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The Philadelphia Startup Sprint is incredibly excited to have Kepler as our title sponsor. In this role Kepler will provide invaluable training and personnel resources. The Digital Marketing agency, Kepler, was founded in 2012 and opened it's Philadelphia office in 2014 to tap into the diverse talent pool of the Greater Philadelphia area. With support from Kepler, the Philly Startup Sprint is able to prove industry leading training to empower the leaders of tomorrow to become the leaders of today!

Past Events

Agenda(subject to change)

Day 1

July 19th

Training: Introduction to Slack, Zoom & Google Drive

Speaker: Theodore Economy (Co-Founder & CTO at NICKL Inc.)


July 20th

Training: Python and Software Development

Speaker: Cory Siegfried (VP of Sales at Apprise Labs) & Patrick Kain (Founder of Birch Benefits)

Day 3

July 21st

Training: Data Visualization & Storytelling

Speaker: Jeremy Hurst (Founder at Idenati)

Day 4

July 22nd

Training: Finance - P&L Sheets

Speaker: Nick Bayer (Founder & CEO at Saxby's Coffee)

Day 5

July 23rd

Speaker: Billy Connors (Partner at Formotiv)

Final Presentations

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