Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Founder and Chairman, Sycamore Networks
VP of Research and Special Initiatives, Google
Managing director, the Foundry Group
You saw him portrayed in The Social Network, but now you can see him for real. Peter Thiel, that is. The PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor will speak on the future of innovation at this event held by the MIT Enterprise Forum. Since selling PayPal to eBay, Thiel has launched a global hedge fund, worked as a venture capitalist, helped start the Founders Fund, and most recently kicked off The Thiel Foundation, which will award $100,000 grants to 20 people under 20 years old to help them get their ideas off the ground. Register for this evening here.