LATEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS
DANIEL SHIN NAMED YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER Daniel Shin, a venture capitalist, senior luxury fashion executive, and a member of the 2013 class of Yale World Fellows, has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Read more here.
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TUES., MARCH 29, 5:30pm: BUSINESS OF BIOTECH with Will Cabrera. Will is a (Stanford) mechanical engineer, an early employee at Intuitive Surgical, who developed/sold da Vinci robotic surgical systems. At TAC. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE.
WED., MARCH 30, 2:30-4pm: STARTUP JOBS FAIR.
The Startup Job Fair will introduce students to opportunities at
startups small and large, including employment/internship opportunities
and innovative career paths. Cosponsored by the Yale Entrepreneurial
Institute and the Yale Office of Career Services. Featured companies
include: NorthPage Inc., Ampush Inc., Venture for America, Weiss Asset
Management, Nylas, & Locker Room Talk. At Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room. Contact email@example.com for more information.
WED., MARCH 30, 8-10pm: WEDNESDAY NIGHT IDEA SHARE.
Join YEI in our 2nd floor lounge to discuss your ideas for a new app or
business, or just come listen to others and enjoy chips, guacamole and
salsa from Tomatillo! Everyone welcome. (Interest in entrepreneurship a
plus, no actual business idea required). At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor (door to left of Tyco). SIGN UP HERE.
FRI., APRIL 1, 5-6:30pm: HARVARD-YALE PITCHOFF.
Experience the passion on stage and the innovation community on the
ground – come meet the next breakout student ventures from the Harvard
Innovation Labs and the Yale Entrepreneurship Institute. Each school
will send three teams to pitch before a panel of 5 expert judges. At Harvard iLabs, 125 Western Ave., Boston. SIGN UP HERE.
headed to Boston on our very own RallyBus for the event! Join us for
all the excitement leaving from New Haven and returning after the event.
SIGN UP FOR THE RALLYBUS HERE!**
FRI., APRIL 1, 10-11am: FOOD 101. Food 101 is a two-part seminar designed to introduce student entrepreneurs to some of the challenges and key success factors for developing food-oriented new ventures. Tom Jasinski, a YEI Entrepreneur-in-Residence, will share lessons from a long career in food and new product development with major marketers like Mars, Kraft, Quaker, as well as work in the wine, spirits and QSR restaurant categories.
Topics will include: key elements of brand development, research and product development challenges, supplier management, sales and organizational development, and pricing and financial strategies. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor (door to left of Tyco). REGISTER HERE.
FRI., APRIL 1: PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL SYMPOSIUM.
The conference will feature high-profile speakers, topical discussion
panels, and small group interactions with venture capitalists and
private equity investors. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and a
cocktail reception for participants. At Evans Hall. DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.
SAT., APRIL 2: SPARK: SOCIAL IMPACT CONFERENCE.
The conference will feature opening keynote Garrett Melby, the
cofounder and Executive Director of GoodCompany Ventures, and Andrew
Yang, the CEO of Venture for America. Other accomplished speakers and
social entrepreneurs will provide professional development and
participate in panels covering topics from social innovation in the tech
industry to venture capital & impact investing to environmental
sustainability in business. Visit our website for more information. SIGN UP HERE.
SAT., APRIL 2, 2-3:30pm: STUDENT LEADERS SPEED DATE. Student Leaders Speed Date
Yale Leadership Institute is excited to present the 2016 Student
Leaders Speed Date. Mix it up with friends from organizations across
Yale and get started on awesome new projects that become possible
through this convergence of ideas and pooling of resources. Prizes will
be awarded for best partnership ideas. At Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall and Memorabilia Room. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES., APRIL 5, 8:30-9:30am: BREAKFAST SERIES: YALE WOMEN INNOVATORS.
The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is launching a breakfast series
focused on Yale Women Innovators to foster discussion, idea sharing,
best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building
opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff
interested in entrepreneurship at any level. Morning sessions will
alternate between education sessions and visiting speakers. Come enjoy a
light breakfast, hot coffee and a lot of illuminating discussion from
fellow Yale women who have made inroads in starting companies, or who
are just setting foot on the path. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor (door to left of Tyco). SIGN UP HERE.
FRI., APRIL 8, 7:30am-6pm: YALE HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE. The Yale Healthcare Conference is a joint effort between the Yale School of Management and the Health Professional Schools at Yale University that brings together professionals, scholars, and students to engage in an instructive conversation concerning current healthcare issues. Keynote Speakers are: Leah Binder is President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic. At Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE.
THURS., APRIL 14-FRI., APRIL 15: ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS YALE. Entrepreneurship Across Yale brings
together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in two days of pitches,
judging, speakers and celebration. These include the Yale Venture
Challenge presented by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society; the Thorne
Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education presented by
InnovateHealth Yale; the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize presented by
the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale; and the Miller
Prize, presented by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE.
THURS., APRIL 21, 10:30am-12:30pm: JOHNSON & JOHNSON INNOVATION.
Hear from Johnson & Johnson Innovation leaders as they provide an
overview of J&J Innovation goals and mission. Speakers will also be
on hand to meet with a handful of applicants one-on-one after the
presentation. This event is produced in partnership with CURE, The Yale
Entrepreneurial Institute, and the Yale Office of Cooperative Research. At Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E02, Yale School of Medicine, 230 South Frontage Rd., New Haven. REGISTER & APPLY HERE.
**SAVE THE DATE!!** MAY 12, 9am-5pm: BIOTECH ENTREPRENEUR BOOTCAMP. This day-long workshop is tailored to Yale faculty and researchers interested in commercializing ideas for drug discovery and biological therapeutics. Emphasis will be on developing “fundable ideas” and taking an entrepreneurial approach to getting pharma and VCs to engage. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Yancopoulos, CSO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. We will once again feature a poster session for early stage biotech entrepreneurs, and a pitch contest for the Yale Biotech Innovator Prize. At Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. REGISTER HERE.
**SAVE THE DATE! MAY 12, 9am-5pm: NEW THIS YEAR! TECH ENTREPRENEUR BOOTCAMP. This day-long workshop is tailored to Yale faculty and researchers interested in commercializing ideas from the physical and computer sciences, engineering, software, and services. Emphasis will be on developing “fundable ideas” and taking an entrepreneurial approach to getting corporate partners VCs to engage. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Crystal McKellar, Mithril Capital "Building the Future" The program will feature workshops and investor panels, as well as a poster session for early stage entrepreneurs and a pitch contest for the Yale Tech Innovator Award. At Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect St. REGISTER HERE.
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES
MON., MARCH 28, 5pm: SABIN PRIZE APPLICATION DEADLINE. The Sabin
Sustainable Venture Prize supports student and faculty efforts to start a
sustainable for-profit business through cash prizes totaling $25,000.
The competition provides feedback from professional judges, extensive
mentoring from faculty, and opportunities for participants to meet and
pitch their ideas to venture capitalists and industry leaders. DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.
MON., MARCH 28, 11:59pm: THORNE PRIZE APPLICATION DEADLINE.
The Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education is a
$25,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture focused on
social innovation in health or education. The prize will be awarded in
the spring of each year to support a student or group of students
beginning or continuing to develop a social enterprise or innovation
focused on these two areas. The winner receives automatic acceptance
into the YEI Fellowship. DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.
THURS., MARCH 31, 11:59pm: CODESAIL APPLICATION DEADLINE. Learn to code this summer at the CodeSail Web Development Bootcamp, an intensive, immersive 8-week course that will teach you to build web applications. Created by a team of Yale and YEI alumni and taking place here in New Haven, this program requires no previous programming experience and will get you to the point that you are confident building web apps, ready to take higher-level Computer Science courses, prepared to apply for software or tech internships, and/or able to create and launch your own web startup/project. APPLY HERE.
THURS., APRIL 14: DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR BIOTECH BOOTCAMP & TECH BOOTCAMP PITCHOFF & POSTER SESSIONS. Yale faculty and researchers are invited to present research posters during the Biotech Entrepreneur Bootcamp and Tech Entrepreneur Bootcamp for evaluation and discussion with a group of leading investors. Accepted posters will be displayed at Luce Hall and Rosenkranz Hall during the respective Bootcamps. Attending investors will be encouraged to circulate and speak with researchers during the event. All posters submitted by April 14 will also be eligible for participation in a Yale Innovator Pitchoff. Details for submitting to the Biotech Bootcamp Poster Session here. Details for submitting to the Tech Bootcamp Poster Session here.
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