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NETS Student Samantha Chung Selected as KPCB Engineering Fellow

By: Zack Ives | Apr 12, 2017

From http://www.seas.upenn.edu/media/news/kpcb-mar-17.php:

Samantha Chung (NETS’19, shown in center) and two other SEAS students have been selected as 2017 KPCB Engineering Fellows. The KPCB Fellowship Program was developed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, as the firm’s initiative to bring the top one percent of engineering students into its portfolio companies. These students were selected as Fellows from a pool of 2000 applicants.

The program offers outstanding college students from across the United States an opportunity to gain significant experience at Silicon Valley startups by working on unique and challenging technical problems, and to develop new relationships that are meaningful to their careers.  Over the course of a summer, the Fellows will develop their skills and be mentored by an engineering executive within the company. Fellows will also be invited to attend events held by KPCB and events hosted by portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering students, network with technology luminaries and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.

Samantha Chung will be joining the team at Airbnb, a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures, including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign and Zynga.