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.
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 /...Show the rest
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 / entities, serves as point of contact between network members and Thiel Foundation. In 2011 he founded the Twelve Cities Project, organization focused on cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation through entrepreneurship, social connectivity, and immersive education.
Programming includes a national connectivity project and a national fellowship program for young entrepreneurs. Prior, he was the Millennial Coordinator for Indiana Regional Partnership. In that role he coordinated a regional program to engage members of the Millennial generation in their communities and empowering them to create the Northeast Indiana that they want to see; focus on developing and retaining talent.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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 everything he possibly could quickly turned into a desire to develop platforms to solve real-world problems. He built his own content management system and licensed it to a few companies to finance his first computer (and, later, his first car), so he could keep building. At 16, before even graduating from high school, he started his first company to solve communications and scheduling problems he experienced as a student.
Stoddart is a PIPELINE member (2013 fellow), and is involved with 2BillionUnder20 and the Under20Summits. Founder of Revdel and CTO and co-founder of Phone2ActionHide the rest