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Philly StartUp Scholars provides funding to students who complete the 10 week company internship. The students serve the companies in a variety of capacities, including work in the investment, marketing, engineering, and social media/communication realms.

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Meet the students and learn why they are the Super “startup 10!”

 

Alex Aronovich

Startup: Grassroots Unwired
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? All of the street art. I did not expect it to be the most penetrated city in the world in terms of street art.

I will one day save the world by…travelling across all of it.
Super power: Domino Effect
Weakness: Falafel

 

 

Adam Fender

Startup: Agile Switch
School: Temple University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
Hometown: Broomall, Pennsylvania

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? The people and the atmosphere are incredible. Working in Center City is a really awesome experience.

I will one day save the world by…giving everyone a bike to ride to work.
Super power: Speed
Weakness: Donuts

 

 

Nina Gordy

Startup: RealWinWin
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Systems Science and Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Ramsey, New Jersey

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? There’s always so much to do!

I will one day save the world by…ending world hunger through a more efficient distribution of available resources.
Super power: Speed
Weakness: Nothing

 

 

Aaron Knowlson

Startup: Grassroots Unwired
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
Hometown: Woodbridge, New Jersey

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? All the green space and parks
throughout the city.

I will one day save the world by…promoting positivity and good feelings toward all people.
Super power: Mutative Regeneration
Weakness: Pomegranates

 

 

Alexander Leiser

Startup: Viridity Energy
School: Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine
Major: Information Sciences and Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
Hometown: Chester Heights, Pennsylvania

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? The sheer size and scale of Philadelphia still surprises me. Particularly the skyscrapers!

I will one day save the world by…creating inspiration and sparking imagination.
Super power: Speed
Weakness: Running too fast

 

 

Brianna Robbins

Startup: Grassroots Unwired
School: Haverford College
Major: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Buffalo, New York

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? All the delicious food trucks!

I will one day save the world by… doing my part to help others!
Super power: Speed
Weakness: Donuts

 

 

Ravin Rijhsinghani

Startup: RealWinWin
School: Haverford College
Major: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Manalapan, New Jersey

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? The variability – one minute I’m in the financial district with a hustle and bustle that would give Wall Street a run for its money. Two blocks over I’m on a street with restaurants and small businesses.

I will one day save the world by…helping people manage their money wisely.
Super power: Mechanical Limb Generation
Weakness: Noise Pollution

 

 

Melissa Schwartz

Startup: Viridity Energy
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Bioengineering
Graduation Year: 2014
Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? The different neighborhoods! It’s amazing how cultural and ethnic groups intertwine seamlessly and allow Philadelphia to be a diverse melting pot.

I will one day save the world by…co-founding or joining a biotech startup and starting a nonprofit to empower women.
Super power: Flying
Weakness: Teen-Television Dramas

 

 

Avital Szulc

Startup: Viridity Energy
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
Hometown: New York, New York

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? Great coffee!

I will one day save the world by…saving the environment!
Super power: Speed
Weakness: Kryptonite

 

 

Yang Yu

Startup: Viridity Energy
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: MS in Materials Science and Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
Hometown: Beijing, China

What has been the most surprising thing about Philly? The history..

I will one day save the world by…creating amazing technology.
Super power: Domino Effect
Weakness: Running too fast

 

To learn more about the program contact Jen Devor, Program Manager at jen@campusphilly.org

Twitter: campusphilly
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