Peter Thiel, PayPal creator, libertarian and The Thiel Foundation founder, is constantly challenging the status quo with its Thiel Fellows program.
The program offers a select group of entrepreneurial kids with $100,000 and mentorship to start a company on one condition: that they have to ditch university altogether. All of the Thiel Fellows have already created or is creating something that's impressive and inspiring. None of these people are over the age of 20.Read the Entire Article
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