News release from Wunderkammer Company:
Wunderkammer Company hosts panel discussion on millennial entrepreneurship
(June 2, 2014) – Wunderkammer Company will be hosting a screening party of “Teen Technorati”, a web series exploring the Thiel Fellowship, produced by Wired Magazine, followed by a panel discussion on millennial entrepreneurship in Northeast Indiana on Friday, June 13th, from 6-8pm. The screening party and panel discussion will take place at 3402 Fairfield Ave, 46807 (corner of Kinsmoor/Fairfield).
“Teen Technorati” is a web documentary which follows 40 students, all under the age of 20, competing for the Thiel Fellowship. This screening will be preempted by an introduction by Nick Arnett, a Fort Wayne native who is currently the Thiel Foundation’s Summit Community Development Manager.
The panel discussion will include millennial entrepreneurs as well as mentors who understand the importance of instilling this important practice in young people. The panel will include Jamal Robinson, CEO of Desiar Eyewear, Graham Bredemeyer, GigTank Specialist with The Company Lab in Chattanooga, TN, and Kathy Carrier, President and CEO of Briljent. The panel discussion will begin at 6:45, and will be moderated by Daniel Swartz, Founder of Wunderkammer Company.
Founded in 2010 by Silicon Valley investor and philanthropist Peter Thiel, the Thiel Fellowship brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life. Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education. They are mentored by a network of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can’t be replicated in any classroom.
About Wunderkammer Company
Wunderkammer Company is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit contemporary art center based in Fort Wayne, Indiana pursuing the mission of revitalizing communities through contemporary art. Freedom, constant self-education, and entrepreneurial responsibility are intrinsic to the culture which Wunderkammer Company promotes. Through its programming, Wunderkammer Company has, in one year, worked with hundreds of artists, produced means for these artists to economically benefit from their work, and attracted an audience of more than 15,000 community members within Northeast Indiana and beyond.