Blavatnik Family Foundation Provides $10M for Life Sciences Innovation at Yale
Yale University has received a $10 million grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, headed by American industrialist and philanthropist Len Blavatnik, to advance entrepreneurship in the life sciences at Yale and to expedite the development, application, and commercialization of breakthrough research.
Read more at YaleNews.
Yale Sabin Finalist Offers New Opportunities in Appalachia
Yale's Nathan Hall (MEM '16, MBA '17) - a finalist in last year's Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize - was featured in a New York Times
article looking at alternatives to coal mining to provide new opportunities to Appalachia. He is managing six hemp-growing sites in Kentucky. Read more at the NY Times.
23andMe Crowdsources Customers’ Genetic Data to Find Depression Link
A study from the consumer genetic-testing company 23andMe (founded by Yalie Anne Wojcicki '96) and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has found 15 new DNA regions associated with mutations that could predispose individuals to major depression.
Read more at KQED Science.
Renewal Mill Turns Waste Into Food
A startup that participated in the 2016 YEI Fellowship is turning food waste into nutritious, tasty, and environmentally sustainable food. Renewal Mill was cofounded by husband-and-wife team Sumit Kadakia and Claire Schlemme and can be found in products at Katalina’s on Whitney Avenue and Whole G Bakery in Branford.
Read more at New Haven Independent.
WED., AUG. 24-WED., SEPT. 14, 5:30-8pm: SUMMER ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES. This series of 5 workshops will help participants establish a business plan, understand basic financial statements, learn how to build a recognizable brand, and manage technology effectively, understand the intricasies of doing business with the the Federal Government and the State of Connecticut. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE.
FRI., SEPT. 16, 11am-1pm: YALE INNOVATION SERIES - WHAT BIOTECH VCs WANT (AND DON'T WANT). A talk and Q&A with Vikas Goyal of SR One and Colleen Cuffaro of Canaan Partners. Lunch provided. At Brady Auditorium, 310 Cedar St. REGISTER HERE.
TUES., AUG. 30, 10am-2pm: YALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP BAZAAR. The Yale Entrepreneurship Bazaar, hosted by YEI, brings together Yale’s many entrepreneurial organizations and clubs under one big tent! Find out about the latest Yale entrepreneurship prizes, programs, hackathons, classes and opportunities. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE.
FRI., SEPT. 16, midnight: VENTURE CREATION PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE. YEI's Venture Creation Program was created to catalyze and support early-stage ventures at Yale. Teams receive: $1,000, a Venture Creation Advisor, a mentor, opportunities to pitch, drop-in work space and more. Select ventures will be chosen to participate in the GlobalSocial Venture Creation Programand receive an additional $2,200 to develop their social ventures. DETAILS HERE.
THURS., SEPT. 1, midnight: YEI GRAD/PROF PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE. Lend your expertise to promising new ventures at Yale. Apply to be a Venture Creation Consultant, Venture Creation Advisor or Canaan-Yale Fellow. All positions paid. DETAILS AND APPLICATION HERE.
MON., SEPT. 19-WED., SEPT. 21: BUSINESS OF BIOTECH KICKOFF. A workshop series that will introduce grad students, postdocs and faculty to the core skills and building blocks to translate their research to the marketplace. The series will bring in investors, biotech entrepreneurs, legal experts and others to provide guidance and real-world experience. SIGN UP FOR MORE INFO HERE.
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