LATEST ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS
PREMIEBREATHE NAMED FIRST DEAN'S CHALLENGE WINNER This year, the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute launched the Yale College Dean’s Challenge for Social Innovation, a new pathway for recognizing and advancing a venture by a Yale undergraduate student with a social mission. The Dean’s Challenge was introduced as a means for a social venture to participate in the YEI Fellowship via special selection by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway. Of the 43 applications to the Fellowship this year, 25 were eligible for the Dean’s Challenge. Dean Holloway chose PremieBreathe, a startup that is developing a portable infant respiratory device, as this year’s winner. Read more here.
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TUES., APRIL 26, 8:30-9:30am: BREAKFAST SERIES: YALE WOMEN INNOVATORS with Special Guest Priscila Bala.
This breakfast series from the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
is focused on Yale Women Innovators and is designed 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. This session will feature Priscila Bala, Director of the Mentor Network, discussing "Making the Most of Mentoring Relationships." 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 26, 2-4pm: OCR OFFICE HOURS.
Chris Unsworth, Associate Director of Licensing at the Office of
Cooperative Research, will meet with Yale faculty and researchers in
half hour slots to discuss questions related to their innovations and
how to utilize Yale resources to bring them to the marketplace. At TAC, N211 Seminar Room. SIGN UP HERE.
TUES., APRIL 26, 7pm: STARTUP GRIND with ANDREW BARTHOLOMEW, VP OF STRATEGY AT SQUARESPACE. Andrew is responsible for developing the analytical frameworks that shape the company. He has grown the division into a team that covers business strategy and customer insights to analytics and data science. Andrew worked at the NY County District Attorney's Office on initiatives at the center of the office's data-driven approach to fighting crime. He also conducted research on jury selection, assisted in the prosecution of a ring of body part thieves & collected ticks for a nationwide study of Lyme Disease. At Gateway Community College. SIGN UP HERE.
THURS., APRIL 28, 11:45am-12:45pm: GOOGLE DESIGN FRAMEWORKS WITH JOE NAGLE (SOM '14). The world lives off frameworks – those simple, structured guides we liberally applied all across business and society. These same tools are also essential in design, a field where emotion, practicality, and technology intermingle in unexpected ways. Joe Nagle (SOM ’14), a Visual Data Designer at Google, will speak to the importance of frameworks in building and evaluating digital products, Google’s design frameworks and philosophy, and insights on becoming a better designer. Lunch will be served. At Evans Hall, Room 2200. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., APRIL 29, 12-2pm: CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS OFFICE HOURS.
Experts from Connecticut Innovations are meeting with Yale researchers
to discuss funding opportunities with CI and the Connecticut Bioscience
Innovation Fund. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor. SIGN UP HERE.
**SAVE THE DATE! YALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION SUMMIT - MAY 12, 9am-5pm at Evans Hall**
Featuring TWO big Events:
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. Confirmed investment firms:
Morningside, Canaan Partners, Sanofi, NEA, Novartis Venture Fund,
Versant Ventures, Hatteras Ventures, Boehringer Ingelheim, SV Life
Sciences, New Leaf Ventures, Osage University Partners, Elm Street
Ventures and Atlas Ventures. At Evans Hall, Zhang Auditorium, 165 Whitney Ave. REGISTER HERE.
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. Confirmed investment firms: Canaan Ventures, Elm Street Ventures, General Catalyst, AXA Strategic Investors, EES Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Thrive Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Bulger Partners, Launch Capital, North Atlantic Capital, Long River Ventures and Allied Minds. At Evans Hall, Room 2400, 165 Whitney Ave. REGISTER HERE.
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES
SUN., APRIL 29: DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR CBIT LEADERSHIP INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP. In this Fellowship, a student will evaluate the pathway for translating a technology to a product that can help patients. A CBIT Leadership Innovation Fellow will receive mentorship from CBIT and at least one external mentor to define the key questions that must be addressed to determine whether a new biomedical product idea related to their research is viable. Funds will be provided for conference attendance and related expenses to support this evaluation. Both full-year and part-year research students are eligible. Students should apply by April 29 by emailing email@example.com a CV and one page personal statement on their reasons for pursuing the program and their qualifications. A brief recommendation and statement of interest preferably from the student's thesis/research advisor, and one additional recommendation will be required. Recommenders can submit letters to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and recommendation in the subject line. Finalists for the CBIT Leadership Innovation Fellowship will be interviewed by CBIT staff.
TUES., MAY 10: DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR BIOTECH BOOTCAMP & TECH BOOTCAMP 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 Evans Hall during the Bootcamps. Attending investors will be encouraged
to circulate and speak with researchers during the event. Details for submitting to the Biotech Bootcamp Poster Session here. Details for submitting to the Tech Bootcamp Poster Session here.
NEW HAVEN LAND TRUST SEEKING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN. The Land Trust wishes to determine additional benefits to our properties that would lead to either fee-for-service revenue opportunities or business opportunities for our organization, our community gardeners or participants in our summer youth program. We have identified numerous potential business opportunities but have not had the capacity to identify which opportunities have potential to increase revenues for our organization, improve our organization’s branding, maximize the use of our properties and lead to potential entrepreneurial educational opportunities for participants in our summer youth employment program. READ MORE HERE.
CODESAIL WEB DEVELOPMENT SUMMER BOOTCAMP (ROLLING APPLICATIONS).
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, from scratch. Created by a team of Yale and YEI alumni and
taking place in New Haven, this course is geared toward college
students and requires no previous programming experience. It will get
you to the point that you are:
--Confident building web apps
--Ready to take more advanced Computer Science courses
--Prepared to apply for software or tech internships
--Able to create and launch your own web startup/project.
Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
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New Haven, CT 06511
OCR Central Campus
433 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
OCR Medical Campus
2 Church Street South
New Haven, CT 06519