Every year PayPal founder Peter Thiel pays 20 young people $100,000 to drop out of school and start companies. Here are the young women he’s handing checks to this year. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) The Thiel Foundation, started by PayPal founder’s Peter Thiel, has just announced its 2013 class of its 20 Under [...]
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Female entrepreneurs aren’t just doing amazing things in the for-profit sector, they’re also some of the coolest social entrepreneurs out there. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Some founders aim to change the world by developing and selling cool new products, while others take a more direct route, starting businesses with the immediate aim of [...]
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) The “20 Under 20″ Fellowship provides individuals under 20 years old $100,000 to leave traditional educational systems for 2 years — no finals, no student loan debt, just the freedom and support to focus on creative ideas that can help change the world. While much has been [...]
By Mark Suster (General Partner, GRP Partners) I’m often asked the question about why there aren’t more women who are entrepreneurs. On my blog I’ve been hesitant to take the topic head on. Somehow it seems kind of strange for a man to answer this question that obviously comes from a man’s point of view. [...]
By Danielle Strachman (Program Director, Thiel Fellowship: 20 Under 20) At the Thiel Foundation, we’re inspired by the difference that our Fellows want to make in the world. I am personally humbled by their projects and look forward to hearing about their latest innovations, hopes, and milestones while they travel down this new path. Before [...]