meet our team

We are based in New York City.

Our team is has deep expertise in global education, internship programs, startups, and experiential learning models. We are the leading internship matching service for students and startups.
We are passionate about matching amazing students with global startups.
top students
global startups

We match ambitious students with the world's top startups.

Our mission

Match top 1% students with red-hot startups.

Startup Summer connects the most talented students from around the world with the most interesting and fast-growing startups anywhere. We have a serious screening and application process that allows us to access the top 1% of student talent globally.
work on 4 continents
adding new startups daily
recruit from top-100 universities
a talent pipeline you don't want to miss

10+

Countries represented
Our startup partners come from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.

500+

Applicants per year
We have hundreds of amazing students apply to our program annually.

2020

Founded in New York City
We were founded in 2020 in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still going strong!
MEET THE FOUNDER

“We are incredibly passionate about connecting the best students with top global startups.”

Lawson Kuehnert
Founder & CEO
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operations

Meet Lydia

Lydia is our super amazing awesome operations manager who oversees partner company research and more. She will soon be a Marine Officer!
technology

Meet Jakub

Jakub is our head of technology and works from Madrid, Spain. A fullstack developer, Jakub loves to bike and explore Madrid in his free time.

A talent pipeline you don't want to miss.

We recruit a limited number of new startup partners annually.