MASSACHUSETTS: Although Isaac Dietrich didn’t win the top spot of The Peter Thiel Fellowship, he was among 40 finalists which was enough to encourage his dream to be an entrepreneur. While Thiel co-founded Paypal during the tech boom, Dietrich founded the cannabis social networking site MassRoots.com which secured funding from Boston-based hedge fund manager Doug Leighton.
“I didn’t go to college,” Dietrich told MainStreet. “I felt it was a waste of money, because I always wanted to be an entrepreneur.”
The 21-year old attended a legal studies academy in Virginia Beach for high school.
“You either have that entrepreneurial drive or you don’t,” said Dietrich, who is an unabashed pot smoker.