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 12th - July 23rd, 2021

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Our Mission

Ten Days. Ten Speakers. Ten Skills.
July 12th - 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 10 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









How does it work?

Digital Internship Experience

The application is open to any individual to apply by June 19th, and one hundred individuals from varying backgrounds will be selected to participate in our ten 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.

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. 


2020 Speakers

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


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!


Agenda(subject to change)

Week 1

Week 2

Day 1

July 13th

Training: Introduction to Slack, Zoom & Google Drive

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


July 14th

Training: Excel and Google Sheets 

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

Day 3

July 15th

Training: Data Visualization & Storytelling

Speaker: Jeremy Hurst (Founder at Idenati)

Day 4

July 16th

Training: P&L Sheets

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

Day 5

July 17th

Training: Resume Review & Interviews

Speaker: Jay Olman (Associate Director of Marketing Analytics at Kepler Group followed by Billy Connors (Partner at Formotiv)

Day 6

July 20th

Trainings: Introduction to Branding (Ryan Leeds at Masterminds & Miles Courtney at Piano)

Speakers: Ted Brennan (Business Analyist at Golf Genius Software) & John Burnes (President and Founder at Dormie Partners). Followed by Valerie Renda (Optimization Strategist at Piano) 


July 21st

Trainings: Introduction to Python & Technical Source Code QA

Speaker: Emily Foote (Principal at Osage Venture Partners)

Day 8

July 22nd

Training: Basics in Digital Marketing 

Speaker: Remy Stiles (Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Kepler Group)

Day 9

July 23rd

Training: Philly Resources 

Speakers: Shannon Morales (Founder of Echo Me Forward & Stealth.ify) & Deborah Diamond (President at Campus Philly) Followed by Will Luttrell (Founder & CEO at Amino Payments)


PSS Networking Career Chats

Day 10

July 24th

Training: Group Project

Speakers: Allie Martin (Growth Marketing at Plaid) Julia Anaya (Product Manager at Dipsea)