Academy is global think tank of young people dedicated to bringing privacy, ownership and control to digital lives
SINGAPORE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Digital Life Academy today announced that Carolin Frick of Germany has been selected to attend the Academy for its 2011 session this summer.
The Digital Life Academy is a global think tank of people ages 16-25 who are interested in the areas of online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics. The Academy will comprise of 30 individuals who meet for a 6-week period annually. Academy selection is based on the individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and a dedication to the concept of digital life freedom. Over 15,000 prospective candidates from more than 100 countries have enquired about the Academy.
"We are very happy that Carolin will be joining us at the Academy," said Johan Stael von Holstein, CEO of MyCube, the Academy sponsor. "For whatever reason, to date most internet entrepreneurs have been male, but Carolin and other outstanding female applicants demonstrate that this will soon change."
Said Ms. Frick, "It is already clear that the future standard in the internet will be more transparent and more open, so it is very important to create a platform which secures online privacy at its best. To me, the Digital Life Academy is a big step towards my future and will also be a lot of fun discovering a new country with its specific culture and new people." Ms. Frick's application essay can be seen at http://bit.ly/kErGKF.
Academy members will develop position papers, editorials, articles and business ideas related to the core Academy concepts of online privacy, ownership and control. After the program session, members will continue to serve as spokespeople for the Academy and will help to select and mentor future members.
The Academy will run from 4 July to 12 August 2011 at MyCube's headquarters in Singapore. Academy members receive free flights, free housing and a $3,000 Singapore dollar stipend.
The Academy is accepting applications for the 2011 session until 5 June. For more information on the Academy, please see internship2011.mycube.com.