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Early-stage venture firm Contrary Capital announced Tuesday that it will invest up to $100,000 in each of five startups founded by student teams that take a gap year during the upcoming academic year.
Applications for the program opened Tuesday and will be available until mid-August. The program will run roughly the length of a traditional academic year from September until late spring 2021, Contrary Capital founder Eric Tarczynski told Business Insider.
The fully virtual program will help young entrepreneurs focus on building a business without the distraction of college courses, and may be more valuable than paying tens of thousands of dollars in tuition to take those classes remotely, Tarczynski said.
However, he doesn't foresee that programs like Contrary's or the older Thiel Fellowship, which pays students to drop out of college to pursue a business idea, will ultimately replace university programs in the long term.
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Faced with the continuation of remote-only courses and burdened with sky-high student loan debt, college students are gearing up for an academic year full of less-than-ideal options. They could pay pricey tuition bills for online Zoom classes, or show up on campus and brave the health risks of the coronavirus. But one Silicon Valley VC firm wants to give some of those students a third option.
On Tuesday, early-stage venture firm Contrary Capital announced its latest program aimed at entrepreneurial students. The firm will invest up to $100,000 each to five teams to take a gap year from college and instead work on a business during the academic year. The VC firm will take partial ownership of each startup company it backs, in a percentage to be determined on a case-by-case basis, Contrary Capital founder Eric Tarczynski told Business Insider. Applications opened Tuesday and will remain available through mid-August. The finalists will be announced in September.
"Paying $50,000 to take classes online is not appealing to anybody," Tarczynski said. "We believe as a firm that the only limiting factor in building a company is students' bandwidth. Once you remove that, they start interesting companies."
After students apply for the program, Tarczynski and other Contrary Capital team members will interview and vet the teams individually, and select five to participate in what he called an "experimental program" to incubate early-stage companies that may be little more than an idea. The entirely virtual program will begin in mid-September and match up to a traditional academic year by concluding in late spring 2021.
The key requirement is that one member of each company's founding team must be working on the project full-time, and also take a gap year from undergraduate or graduate courses to do so. The founding team can spend the money on salaries for members as well as other business expenses, such as software and equipment.
"We are investing capital into the companies, but we are very much treating this as an experiment," Tarczynski said. "We recognize that spring could come along and one or two of the projects aren't getting traction, and founders could go back to school the following fall."
Contrary Capital regularly works with student entrepreneurs through its current network of student scouts at more than 40 universities in the United States, Tarczynski said. That makes the gap year program just the latest in the firm's suite of initiatives geared towards helping first-time entrepreneurs get startups off the ground. Although the gap year program is not entirely dissimilar from other similarly structured programs like the Thiel Fellowship, which provides grants to students who drop out of college to pursue a business idea, he doesn't see the new program as a replacement for higher education as much as a stopgap during a chaotic and turbulent time for students.
"We are both laser-focused on ambitious, young, talented people that wanted to start companies anyway," Tarczynski said of his program compared to the Thiel Fellowship. "They are the ones that are looking at the option of spending $50,000 for online classes this year or getting funding to work on something they would likely work on anyway. It's a clear answer for the right people."
The virtual program will pair founding teams with a group of mentors based on the industry they are working in and what support the company needs throughout the year-long program, Tarczynski said. The gap year program's structure consists entirely of online calls and remote mentoring.
International students are eligible for the program, even though the Trump administration has said that it will send foreign students back home if they can't attend classes in person because their campus is switching to remote learning due to the pandemic.
So, for example, if an international Stanford student wants to be part of a startup team while staying in school, they can do that on campus, or in their home country as they study online. If the team leader is an international student taking a gap year, they can lead the team from their country of origin if they can't qualify for a visa.
Tarczynski said his firm wants to give international students an opportunity to build a company regardless of the administration's policies. If their company succeeds, that could help them land it back in the United States.
"Half of unicorn founders are immigrants and most of them come here through universities," Tarczynski said. "We view [the program] more as a lifeline if they were building or wanted to build something they still have that opportunity, and know that, if the project or company does start to pick up steam, that's an area we can help."SEE ALSO: VCs no longer value a founding team's background as much as profitability, and that could be yet another blow to waning founder-friendly terms in Silicon Valley
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The revolution in a galaxy far, far away has always been televised.Before the arrival of Disney Plus, the hours of Star Wars content produced for TV outweighed that for the big screen by a factor of at least four-to-one.The bulk of those numbers are from the franchise's most recent animated series: The Clone Wars(2008–present), Rebels (2014-2018) and now Resistance (2018-present).We then saw the Ewoks and Droids animated series that followed in their footsteps, the former being an early credit for Batman: The Animated Series and Harley Quinn cocreator Paul Dini.But pointing out that Star Wars has always had a healthy televised life isn't just "well, actually" peevishness -- it's about getting to the heart of what makes the franchise tick.While some point to The Mandalorian as Disney's great backup plan for the Star Wars franchise now that the Skywalker saga is coming to an end, television has always been how the franchise has lived on.
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Microsoft is allowing Surface Pro X owners to get access to early native ARM copies of its Edge Chromium browser today.The software giant is making the ARM version of Edge available in the daily Canary channel, and it will mean that devices like the Surface Pro X will gain access to a more capable and more performant browser.Microsoft released the Surface Pro X earlier this month with the older Edge browser preinstalled, but owners have so far had to use an x86 copy of Chrome or Edge Chromium in emulation mode.This hits battery life and performance on ARM-powered devices significantly.The Verge has been testing early Canary versions of the ARM64 Edge Chromium release, and it’s far better for performance and battery life than using Chrome in emulation.We’ve seen big improvements in switching tabs, rendering web content, and scrolling speeds.