Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
Medical College of Wisconsin director of research commercialization
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Co-Founder and CEO, DNAnexus
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.