Friday, June 3, 2011

20 Under 20

What a great concept!
20 young people were chosen by the Theil Foundation (Theil is the founder of Paypal) to pursue their dreams. This means leaving college programs too.
...the Fellows will pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship, and begin to build the technology companies of tomorrow. During their two-year tenure, each Fellow will receive $100,000 from the Thiel Foundation as well as mentorship from the Foundation’s network of tech entrepreneurs and innovators. The project areas for this class of fellows include biotech, career development, economics and finance, education, energy, information technology, mobility, robotics, and space.

These are some of the real entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow.
Check out the ideas these young folks have and what they have already accomplished.

and homeschoolers are included too!:
Dale Stephens flaunts non-conformity in most aspects of his life. At 19, he leads UnCollege, a social movement that applies the methods of unschooling—the self-directed brand of homeschooling with which he was raised—to the realm of higher education. Now he is building a platform called RadMatter to revolutionize how we develop and demonstrate talent in the twenty-first century.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have mixed feelings about things like this. Companies and very rich people "appear" to be giving to charity but in fact they are obligating you and I. 100% of this money is given to avoid taxes. So if Bill Gates or Steve Jobs gives a billion to some foundation or other tax exempt we all have to pay more taxes to make up for the taxes the rich avoided. Since not all "charities" are good or equally charitable perhaps we should end this tax loophole. I would be comfortable limiting the total tax exempt charitable giving to $1000 a year (or even zero). If anyone wants to give to charities let them pay their taxes first then give.