Draper University Announces Andy Tang Scholarship International investor and entrepreneur, Andy Tang funds scholarships for young entrepreneurs with global vision Business Wire SAN MATEO, Calif. -- April 2, 2013 Draper University, a boarding school for aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world, today announced a scholarship for young entrepreneurs with global vision. Andy Tang is an experienced global entrepreneur, investor and corporate executive. He is funding the scholarships to give students the opportunity to build on ideas that will have global impact, with unparalleled training in entrepreneurship by Draper University. For the upcoming summer and fall sessions, one recipient for each session will be selected through a competitive application process, to cultivate their entrepreneurial skills and ideas, competencies, and capabilities to start a business. “Andy & I have worked together for years and I’m thrilled to have his support. I am a big believer in a global vision, network & team - this scholarship embodies Andy,” said Tim Draper, founder and managing director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson and founder of Draper University. “We can’t wait to see what kind of impact these amazing students will have on the world.” Andy has spent over 20 years working in the Silicon Valley technology and finance industry, and currently serves as the managing director of ABB Technology Ventures. Prior to joining ABB, he was a founding managing director of DFJ Dragon, an early stage venture fund based in China. He started his venture career as a partner at Infineon Ventures; Prior to Infineon, Andy was with CSFB’s technology investment banking group and was a senior engineer at Intel Corporation working on the original Pentium processors. He serves on the boards of directors of numerous private and public companies and nonprofit institutions. Andy holds an MBA from the Wharton School as well as engineering degrees from MIT and UT Austin. He also holds one US patent for display and computer memory applications. Andy is a frequent lecturer and speaker at various universities in the US and Asia, including Stanford, INSEAD Singapore, Tsinghua University Beijing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to name a few. “Draper University is Tim Draper’s latest and perhaps the most disruptive change, after he revolutionized networked venture capital and Internet viral marketing. I have witnessed Tim’s creativity when he and I started our venture fund in China, and I am thrilled to see Tim and his team transform bright young minds into ambitious global entrepreneurs,” said Andy. To apply for the Andy Tang scholarship, please visit: Draper University Scholarships Supporting Resources *Draper University on Twitter *Draper University on Facebook *Draper University on LinkedIn About Draper University: Draper University is a boarding school for young entrepreneurs from all over the world. The innovative curriculum is designed to inspire, cultivate, and educate students who dream to build companies that change the world around them. Draper University offers four sessions a year and is intended for entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 26. The program teaches startup fundamentals combined with personal mentoring and fun, experiential activities, which include a steady stream of events connecting students with the entrepreneurial world of Silicon Valley. Each student will create a business, or refine their existing business, over the duration of the program, which culminates with a business pitch competition to a panel of venture capitalists, where students have the opportunity to obtain funding for their business. Contact: Draper University Andrea Benitez Draper, 650-347-3234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Draper University Announces Andy Tang Scholarship
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