Age is no barrier to innovate

Entrepreneur Sujay Tyle believes that anybody can innovate, no matter what age, gender or demographic. At 11 years old, Sujay became interested in the global energy crisis and researched biofuels for the next 6 years, and was DuPont’s youngest employee at 13 years old.

Recorded at INK2012, Pune, India


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Sujay Tyle

Entrepreneur, environmentalist

Sujay is currently 19 years old and the VP of Business Development at Scopely, a venture-backed gaming start-up in Los Angeles. He was awarded one of Peter Thiel's 20 under 20 fellowships and took a leave of absence from Harvard University, where he had matriculated at 15. Prior to Scopely, Sujay was the Head of Market Strategy at Kyruus, a health IT startup in Boston. He has worked at the Blackstone Group in Tokyo, Japan and conducted Malaria Research in Dakar, Senegal. Most significantly, Sujay conducted 6 years of biofuel research and successfully converted cellulose into ethanol in a cheap 1-step process for viable, cheap alternative energy. Sujay is an avid speaker and leader in young entrepreneurship and energy and recently delivered a TEDxTeen talk in NYC. Sujay has received distinctions from AT&T, Coca-Cola, DuPont, HSBC, Intel, Sanofi-Aventis, The Thiel Foundation, and Toyota. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and the Weather Channel; in a documentary produced by Dogpatch Films; and in BusinessWeek, Forbes, and India Abroad for his achievements. He recently delivered a TEDx talk in NYC.

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