On June 5, Peter Thiel announced the 2014 class of new Thiel Fellows. This fourth group of youthful entrepreneurs will receive $100,000 over two years in financial support and mentorship from the Thiel Foundation’s network of innovators, futurists, scientists and tech entrepreneurs.
“For the 2014 Fellowship, the Thiel Foundation received applications from nearly every state in the U.S. and from 44 different countries. The applications represented a diverse pool of educational experiences, coming from young people in high schools, undergraduate and graduate schools, state schools, technical schools and liberal arts colleges, homeschooled students, and some who had already stopped out of college.” – HeraldOnline.com
More on the Thiel Foundation:
“The Thiel Foundation defends and promotes freedom in all its dimensions: political, personal, and economic. The Thiel Foundation supports innovative scientific research and new technologies that empower people to improve their lives, champions organizations and individuals who expose human rights abuses and authoritarianism in all its guises, and encourages the exploration of new ideas and new spaces where people can be less reliant on government and where freedom can flourish. For more information, see ThielFoundation.org, 20under20.org, and BreakoutLabs.org.” – HeraldOnline.com