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Highlights from Peter Thiel

We at the BUzz Lab would like to thank all of you who came to support our biggest, sold-out event ever last Tuesday with PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel. Relive the event with photos courtesy of Michael Young of StopDownFire Photography.

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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel lectures on his book at BUzz Lab event Tuesday

By Olivia Deng, The Daily Free Press Competitive markets are not the best fodder for innovation. Pursuing higher education is a deterministic concept that has been engrained into students’ minds. Those are just some of the unusual ideas from Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and billionaire investor. On Tuesday, Boston University hosted Thiel as a speaker […]

PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel told an SMG audience that “every moment in the history of business happens only once.” Photos by Jackie Ricciardi

PayPal Cofounder Shares Entrepreneurial Wisdom

By Leslie Friday, BU Today A word of advice for hopeful entrepreneurs: don’t pitch Peter Thiel on a restaurant. He’s not a big fan. In fact, the PayPal cofounder and billionaire investor thinks restaurant business plans are among the least sustainable, because eateries too often succumb to competition. The restaurant taboo was one of the many rapid-fire […]

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Events Calendar

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  • The BUzz Lab Presents: Peter Thiel
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: December 9, 2014 - 12:30 pm
    Description: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-buzz-lab-presents-peter-thiel-tickets-14503701963

    The BUzz Lab presents Peter Thiel, legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. Thiel is a co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook. Thiel will be discussing his new book, Zero to One, which presents Thiel’s often contrarian ideas about competition, progress, technology, and how to find value in unexpected places.
    We expect this event to SELL OUT so please register as soon as possible. There will be a waiting list once all spots are full, and on the day of the event there will be an overflow room with a live stream of the event.
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