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“They’re barely 18 years old, but these high school students are doing more than most adults could ever hope to do in their lifetimes.”
“When it comes to learning how to be an entrepreneur, sometimes the classroom just can’t cut it.”
“Like tech legends Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Kevin Wang, of Vernon Hills, is leaving college behind to pursue “other interests,” meaning he will be working on building his own company as a recipient of 2013 Thiel Fellowship.”
“Austin Russell completed his first big project in the sixth grade.
His parents refused to buy him a cellphone, so Russell decided to build his own.”
“Along with 18 other teens from around the world, British Columbia’s Nick Liow, 18, and Ontario’s Nelson Zhang, 19, will spend the next two years using $100,000 to work on self-directed tech and science projects.”
“There might be an EdTech deficit in the UK, but that doesn’t stop every up-and-coming creative from aiming high.”
“At 20 years old, Madison Maxey should be finishing up her second year of college.
Instead she’s dropping out to become one of this year’s 20 Thiel fellows.”
“This was the Thiel Fellowship’s third annual Under 20 Summit, where some 300 invited kids flocked to San Francisco to wade into the waters of entrepreneurship…”
“Riley Ennis had a passion for biomedical engineering long before he considered majoring in it at Darmouth College. As a high school student, Ennis spent three years on a cancer vaccine that teaches the human body to recognize and remove tumors similarly to how the immune system attacks bacteria.”