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How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and prolific angel investor, sparked controversy last fall when he announced a fellowship giving 24 young adults $100,000 over two years to leave college and pursue entrepreneurship full-time. The mission behind the program: Rattle the default assumption that every young adult needs a college education. Rather...
How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World
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25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

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Congratulations, David Karp! The Tumblr founder will grace the cover of the January 21 issue of Forbes, headlining the magazine's "30 Under 30" issue, in which pages he reveals his "Jason Bourne or James Bond fantasy" and holds forth on his minimalist proclivities. It's a fine honor for the...
25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

Iterations: SnapChat's Success Challenges Many Silicon Valley Assumptions

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Yesterday, it was confirmed — SnapChat raised a big round of funding. By now, everyone also knows that SnapChat is a new communication medium, a phenomena reflecting a desire for ephemerality, and the...
Iterations: SnapChat's Success Challenges Many Silicon Valley Assumptions

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Today, our eldest child graduates from college. Last night, as we were leaving a house party with all of her friends and their parents and family members, Jess said "thanks for sending me to college dad". I replied "thanks for graduating Jess". Everyone got a chuckle. But I was dead...
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4 Tech Trends That Will Make Colleges and Universities Better Teachers

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Guest author Troy Williams is president of Macmillan New Ventures, a venture capital firm.  These are dark days for many colleges and universities. Sharp decreases in government funding and private-giving have forced academic cutbacks. That, along with soaring tuition and disappointing postgraduate employment, has earned the United States the dubious...
4 Tech Trends That Will Make Colleges and Universities Better Teachers

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

This Week Rand Paul Is Wandering Around Silicon Valley

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Hell, with that haircut he’ll fit right in. (Photo: Wikipedia) Heads up, West Coasters: If you happen to look around tomorrow and spot Rand Paul wandering around your office, don’t fret–it’s not a dystopian hallucination spawned by too many late nights of Hacker News and Philip K. Dick paperbacks. The senator,...
This Week Rand Paul Is Wandering Around Silicon Valley

Y Combinator Matures: 1/4 of Startups Funded Before They Finish the Program

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When I think Y Combinator, I think a couple of scrappy college dropout co-founders for whom living on ramen is more than proverbial and coding is life. They pitch an idea, come out to California, drink in some startupy goodness and maybe make something of it. But that incubator model,...
Y Combinator Matures: 1/4 of Startups Funded Before They Finish the Program
How these college dropouts beat Harvard grads in competition for jobs
Ben Horowitz: "We Like To Invest In College Dropouts With Insane Ideas Going After Tiny Markets With No Way To Monetize"
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YC-Backed Hipset Launches YouTube Network to Help Clients Like Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Rob Zombie Make Money Off YouTube

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(Photo: Instagram/Mazy) At this point, it seems fair to say that celebrity-associated tech startups occupy their own stratum of Startupland. There’s the celebrity-backed startup, benefitting from the digital ambitions of investors like Scooter Braun, Ashton Kutcher, and Lady Gaga. The celebrity “cofounded” company (see: half the startups in Los Angeles)....
YC-Backed Hipset Launches YouTube Network to Help Clients Like Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Rob Zombie Make Money Off YouTube

Booting Up: Maybe You'd Be More Qualified If You Were a College Dropout

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(Photo: flickr.com/kla4067) In a talk at DLD, Ben Horowitz revealed that his VC firm had closed (non-seed) investments in a mere 24 companies, most of them created by “college dropouts with insane ideas going after tiny markets with no way to monetize.” [TechCrunch] France is considering creating an Internet tax, levied...
Booting Up: Maybe You'd Be More Qualified If You Were a College Dropout
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SafetyFiled's founders prove innovation isn't just a young person's game (exclusive)

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Entrepreneurship is too often viewed as the realm of twenty-something, college dropouts with a crazy idea. For Mark Snow, a 63-year-old long-time insurance executive (pictured above), it was a no brainer to start a cloud computing company. “The thought of...
SafetyFiled's founders prove innovation isn't just a young person's game (exclusive)
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