College Or Startup? A Thiel Fellowship Mentor Shares His Advice

It’s Not The 20,000 Under 20 Fellowship

Daredia chuckled when asked about the seeming discrepancy between Peter Thiel’s widely noted comments about higher education and his own embrace of college as a solid learning environment and responded:

Startup or College?

So I asked him what advice he gives young entrepreneurs who are contemplating leaving school to dive into the world of startups:



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