PhilaU Student Entrepreneur DeCicco Receives $100,000 Thiel Fellowship: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University student-entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco, 21, who started the organic, coffee energy drink company Sunniva from his freshman dorm room, has been awarded a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to further develop his company, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 16.

DeCicco, also an acclaimed point guard for the men’s basketball team, was awarded the two-year fellowship from tech investor Peter Thiel’s foundation, which also provides participants with access to a network of technology entrepreneurs, investors and scientists, the Inquirer said.

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