Peter Thiel's nonprofit foundation opens applications for its '20 Under 20′ fellowship

Peter Thiel's nonprofit foundation opens applications for its '20 Under 20′ fellowship

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New Entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Peter Thiel, announced today that his nonprofit foundation has started to accept new applications for next year’s class of the “20 Under 20” Thiel Fellowship. The German-born American entrepreneur, who co-founded PayPal with Max Levchin, said the world is suffering from a “tech innovation drought” and...
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