Draper University Announces Tina Seelig Scholarship

  Draper University Announces Tina Seelig Scholarship

      Scholarships for engineering or life sciences graduates with bold
  entrepreneurial visions will be named in honor of distinguished author and
           Stanford Technology Ventures Program executive director

Business Wire

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- April 10, 2013

Draper University, a boarding school for aspiring entrepreneurs from around
the world, today announced scholarships in recognition of Tina Seelig, who
holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University and is recognized for her
diverse body of work in the field of creativity, innovation and
entrepreneurship. The scholarships were created to inspire the next generation
of groundbreaking entrepreneurs with engineering or life sciences backgrounds.
For the upcoming summer and fall sessions, with the aid of Seelig, Draper
University will select one exemplary recipient to attend each session.

"Draper University offers young people a immersive experience in Silicon
Valley. Those with backgrounds in science and engineering will find great
value in gaining the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to bring their
ideas to life,” said Seelig.

Seelig is passionate about creativity, exploring what makes people more
innovative, and finding ways to stimulate idea generation in others. She has
spent her life engaged in innovation – as a consultant for Booz, Allen, and
Hamilton, as a multimedia producer at Compaq Computer Corporation and as
founder of a multimedia company called BookBrowser. Currently Seelig serves as
the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). In
addition, she is the director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways
to Innovation (Epicenter), and faculty member at the Hasso Plattner Institute
of Design (d.school) at the Stanford School of Engineering. Seelig has
authored 16 science books and educational games, her two most recent books,
published by HarperCollins, are What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009), and
inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity (2012).

“When founding a company, any company, a team member with an engineering or
science background is a key component to success. I’m thrilled to have Tina’s
name on this scholarship, her passion and expertise in science and
entrepreneurship is inspiring,” said Tim Draper, founder and managing director
at Draper Fisher Jurvetson and founder of Draper University

To apply for the Tina Seelig scholarship, please visit:
http://draperuniversity.com/apply/scholarships/

Supporting Resources

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  *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
andrea@draperuniversity.com
 
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