We’re one step closer to making it socially acceptable to be a college dropout without a real job.
At the beginning of September, Stanford announced a fundamentally new type of financial arrangement, in which it would become a VC investor in companies run by students and alumni through the StartX start-up accelerator. Even before that, Stanford appeared to encourage more than a dozen students to drop out and partner with Stanford faculty members to launch a new tech start-up. Is Stanford still a university? As Kevin Roose of New York magazine succinctly answers, “Stanford is now basically a VC fund with some dorms.”
The Stanford VC experiment (hopefully, it is just an experiment) is just the latest attack on the college classroom that is part and parcel of a fundamental re-thinking of the university experience. Nothing, apparently, is off the table anymore. Led by people like Peter Thiel, we are now actually getting to the point where we are seriously having a discussion whether college is even worth it at all. Peter Thiel, of course, famously offers 20 promising students around the nation $100,000 each to drop out of school and launch an innovative new startup.
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- Big Pharma’s Road to Enlight(enment)on August 31, 2020 at 5:01 pm
But if the VC industry didn’t want to invest ... Rakesh Jain (MGH) is an authority in angiogenesis, and Stanford’s Sam Gambhir is an expert in molecular imaging and PET. Steinberg says he was more ...
- Lea Coligadoon July 29, 2015 at 8:59 pm
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