British teenager wins $100,000 US technology fellowship

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Brackin has just been given the offer of a life time, BBC Radio reports. He’s been handed $100,000 (£67,000) to go and live in San Francisco and work on his own tech idea. The teenager from London is one of 20 young business people now being sponsored by Peter Thiel, the co-creator of PayPal and one of the first people to put money into Facebook. But the offer comes with a catch. Andrew must agree to skip university and avoid any formal studying for at least two years. “It was essentially the Apprentice on steroids,” said Andrew after he was selected out of thousands of applicants from across the United States and 48 other countries.

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