2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Young Millennials: Entrepreneurship for A New Era

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

From the traditional business page to the tech press, young entrepreneurs seem to be in the news every day. This session will explore the challenges these entrepreneurs face, from creating and running companies to deciding whether to pursue a less traditional education path. The session will also explore what communities can do to support entrepreneurship today and what young millennials can do to seek out and engage such support.

The session will be a conversation between Nick Arnett, Summit Community Development Manager at the Thiel Foundation, and Patrick Stoddart, co-founder of Phone2Action, about their own experiences being young people taking nontraditional paths, as well as engaging the audience in a dialogue about ways to support millennial entrepreneurship in their own cities.


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Nick Arnett

Community Mgr

Thiel Foundation

Nick oversees development of a global network of over 700 exceptional young entrepreneurs (including current and past Thiel Fellowship applicants), manages relationships with collaborating groups /...

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Patrick Stoddart



Since he was 11, Patrick has been tinkering with technology. Starting on the family computer, he was captivated by the ability to quickly build and iterate on ideas. His hunger for teaching himself...

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