LATEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS YALE UNITES 4 MAJOR STARTUP PRIZES. The most innovative startup ideas from across campus are coming together April 14-15 at Evans Hall for Entrepreneurship Across Yale, an event featuring Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship prizes with live pitching competitions, judging and prize presentations. At stake are three $25,000 prizes—the Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education, sponsored by InnovateHealth Yale; the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize, sponsored by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY); and the Miller Prize, sponsored by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), which will support a venture in Big Data, Internet of Things or Materials Science. Another $16,000 in prize money will be given out as part of the Yale Venture Challenge, sponsored by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES). Read more here.
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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.
TUES., APRIL 5, 4:30-6pm: LAW 101 FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. One of the most common questions asked of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs: Are you a non-profit or a for-profit? In today’s environment, that question is much harder to answer, and understanding your options is crucial. This workshop will be led by Eric Fischer from Withers Bergman LLP law firm. At LEPH, Room 216. REGISTER HERE.
TUES., APRIL 5, 4:30-6pm: BIOSCIENCE CLUBHOUSECT. Professor and Entrepreneur Hitten Zaveri Presents: Closed Loop Control of Human Brain Disorders - New Start-Up Ideas. At Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, 295 Congress Ave., New Haven. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., APRIL 8, 11am-1pm: MARKETING & BRANDING FOR SOCIAL VENTURES: INSIGHTS FROM THE DRAPER RICHARDS KAPLAN FOUNDATION. How do you convey your mission, whilst promoting your product or service? How do you build a brand that people know and love? This session will be facilitated by Nathalie Laidler-Kylander, a lead expert in nonprofit marketing and branding strategies with 30 years of experience. Nathalie is currently a Managing Director of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. At Evans Hall, Room 4430. REGISTER 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. Lunchtime keynote speaker is Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator. 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.
FRI., APRIL 22, 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
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.
**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
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.
DESIGN FELLOW POSITION AT CEID. Design Fellow Position Application Open
The Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) is a creative facility that enables and supports learning and innovation by providing resources, cutting-edge technologies and professional mentorship to members from all corners of Yale University. Design Fellows are an integral part of the CEID team and provide support on a variety of levels.
Design Fellows develop and coordinate programming and events, offer technical guidance and equipment training, provide formal and informal support of CEID projects and courses, and are responsible for various administrative duties. They also help to ensure the CEID runs smoothly by managing our undergraduate Design Aides, who help maintain the space and serve as 'student experts' during the evenings. The Fellowship is an immersive and dynamic experience where Fellows grow professionally while simultaneously contributing to the programmatic and educational mission of the CEID. As such, in addition to various creative, technical and managerial responsibilities, Design Fellows are encouraged to use 20% of their time to develop skills and pursue professional interests. Some examples of these types of activities are engaging in research, technical skill development, creating a start-up venture, or participating in a Yale course. Applicants should be comfortable with a variety of design methodologies and/or engineering technologies and tools, and they should be excited about acquiring new skills on the job. Design Fellows play an essential role in CEID communications, so effective communication skills and comfort with basic graphic design and web-tools are important. The position requires a sense of curiosity, good organizational skills, dedication to craft, and a strong work ethic. Design Fellows will occasionally need to provide support for evening and weekend events. Applicants should hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in engineering, science, art, design or related fields, and are hired for a term not exceeding two years. To apply or inquire further about the positions write to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Design Fellow Position" in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, college transcripts and a portfolio if relevant. The expected starting period is Summer 2016.
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