More than 100 Stanford students have applied for the Thiel Fellowship, a program founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Peter Thiel ’89 J.D. ’92 that offers students $100,000 to drop out of college for two years and pursue a project of interest. Three Stanford students have been accepted to the Fellowship in its two classes thus far.
Joe Lonsdale ’04 is a co-founder of Palantir and Addepar and a general partner at early-growth technology fund Formation 8. In an interview with The… Continue Reading »
The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, a technology industry awards ceremony co-hosted this year by TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat, takes place on Jan. 31 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Twenty Crunchies categories will be awarded, with numerous companies founded or led by Stanford alumni nominated as finalists for major categories.
While Peter Thiel ‘89 J.D. ‘92 has frequently courted controversy with his disparaging outlook on the merits of higher education, the famed venture capitalist’s decision to teach a Stanford class — CS 183: Startup — this spring has been met with approval from administrators and students alike.