On November 15 and 16, The Thiel Foundation Summit brought together hundreds of visionary young entrepreneurs, hackers, scientists, designers and futurists to connect, collaborate and inspire. They built new relationships, new companies, new technologies and new projects with the potential to change the world.
The Summit was held in Downtown Las Vegas at The Learning Village. This venue is a premier destination for stimulating events and programming by community focused businesses and organizations. The Thiel Foundation is definitely a community-focused organization. Throughout the year, summiters stay in touch through a private (800+ member) Facebook group and organize local meetups to bring the spirit of The Thiel Foundation Summit community back to their hometowns.
The Thiel Foundation Summit’s agenda featured inspiring keynotes, attendee-led breakout sessions, office hours with Thiel mentors, and lots of opportunities for one-on-one collaboration. Among the keynotes were Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, Ivy Ross, Head of Google Glass at GoogleX, Kay Koplovitz, Founder of the USA Network, and Rose Broome, CEO and Cofounder of HandUp. There was even a surprise keynote by Peter Thiel, which gave summiters the opportunity to ask questions directly to Peter on topics ranging from patents to business advice.
On the second day of the Summit, attendees had a chance to explore Downtown Las Vegas and meet some of the local startups. The Startup Tour Crawl included Shift, OrderWithMe, Stitch Factory, Local Motors, and Container Park. This was the first time The Thiel Foundation Summit incorporated a Startup Crawl and the feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive! We are lucky to have such great companies in our backyard to share with this group of up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Rachel’s Kitchen provided delicious catering for The Thiel Foundation Summit. The attendees enjoyed varying platters one day and boxed lunches the next. The lunch setup allowed for attendees to continue conversations and meet with a variety of sponsors for the event.
Our friends at Digital Lizard once again made magic with their talented designing and printing. They created beautiful programs and foam board schedules, which brought a custom branded edge to The Thiel Foundation Summit.
Reinventing Events had the privilege of working with the following other vendors too: Jenna Dosch Photography, Fremont East Studios, Walden Media, Current Events, CORT, Chill Spot, and CupKates. We want to thank all of you for your services and for making The Thiel Foundation Summit a success.
Reinventing Events was thrilled to work with the The Thiel Foundation team to produce an amazing Summit which got reviews from attendees such as “This was the best weekend of my life.”
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