First Generation College Students to Intern at Techstars Accelerators in Berlin, Chicago and Detroit

We’re excited to welcome four students from Florida State University (FSU) as interns at our accelerators this summer. The students are part of FSU’s Tech Fellows program, which creates tech entrepreneur internships for outstanding college students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged populations.

As interns at the accelerators, the students will get hands-on experience and build connections in tech entrepreneurship through working with our staff, mentors and  startup companies in the accelerators.

Meet the students:

James, 19, is a business major from Apopka, Florida. James aged out of the foster-care system and is an intern at Techstars Chicago.



Ezreyah, 17, is a Computer and Electrical Engineering major from Be’er Sheba, Israel. Ezreyah is an intern at Techstars Mobility in Detroit.


Christian P., 21, is an Information Technology major from Naples, Florida. Christian co-organizes one of the largest hackathons in the southeast and is an intern at Techstars Berlin.

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Christian G., 20, is a Computer Engineering major from Cochabamba, Bolivia. Last summer, Christian volunteered at a school in Bolivia to teach students IT skills and set up and maintain computers. Christian is an intern at Techstars Chicago.

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Check back to hear directly from the students as they share their experiences here on the Techstars blog. You can also follow their journey on the Tech Fellows Twitter.