Wellinks Closes in on $1M Seed Round
Yale health tech startup Wellinks is well on its way to raising a $1M seed round, with over 75% committed. The round includes a $500,000 investment from Connecticut Innovations’ Bioscience Innovation Fund as well as investments from Sound Board Angel Fund and Bulldog Innovation Group.
Read more at YEI.
Discovered at Yale: Protein Associated With Alzheimer's Disease Key Player In Schizophrenia
Yale's Paul Lombroso has found that a specific protein involved in the cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease also plays a significant role in the genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. This means that any drug targeting the said protein can be key in treating various kinds of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Read more at Science World Report.
Harvard-Yale Pitchoff to Precede "The Game"
On November 17, two days before the annual Harvard-Yale football game, the two rival schools will face off at the Harvard-Yale Pitchoff at Harvard iLabs. Three seed-stage teams from each school will present their pitches to a lively crowd and 5 expert judges for a shot at the trophy (and glory).
*Yalies: ride with us from New Haven on a RallyBus--and celebrate there and back! Sign up here!
Monday Motivation from Zoë Lloyd & Nilofer Ahmed, Cofounders of Kitchen Table
Zoë Lloyd (MEM/MBA '17) & Nilofer Ahmed (MBA '16), Cofounders of Kitchen Table, talk about getting validation for your business idea and the invaluable advantage of having a cofounder.
Read more at Project Entrepreneur.
MON., OCT. 24: YES ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION APPLICATION DEADLINE. Select applicants will be chosen to give a 2-5 minute pitch on Oct 28, 4pm at CEID and compete for up to $500 in prize money. APPLY HERE.
THURS., OCT. 27, 5:30-7pm: CBIT CLINICIAN PITCH NIGHT. Want to apply your skills to solve real-world challenges and improve patients’ lives? Come to the CBIT Clinician Pitch Night where you'll hear from clinicians about some of the biggest problems facing healthcare today and how you can join their team to develop solutions to address those problems. All backgrounds and disciplines are welcome. Pizza included. At CEID, 15 Prospect St. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., OCT. 28: BLAVATNIK FUND NOTICE OF INTENT DEADLINE. Interested in applying for up to $300,000 from the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with a few lines about your project, your interest and your name/contact information. We will follow up with all requests within two days to set up a meeting and provide additional guidance. DETAILS HERE.
FRI., OCT. 28. 8:30am-5:30pm: YALE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT. Lectures, panels, discussions, and displays highlighting the use of emerging and innovative technologies in five areas: Connected Health, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Internet of Things, Scholarship & Research, Teaching & Learning. Yale alumnus Eric Friedman YC ’99, GSAS ’00 - CTO & Cofounder of Fitbit
- will be the keynote speaker. At Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE.
FRI., NOV. 4, 5pm: NETWORKING: CONQUERING YOUR FEAR AND MAKING THE MOST OF IT. A Workshop with Ellie Schmelzer, PhD. At Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E 02. DETAILS HERE.
TUES., OCT. 25, 8:30am: YALE WOMEN INNOVATORS W/ BANU OZKAZANC-PAN, PHD. Banu discusses "Women in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Accessing Resources and Overcoming Challenges." She's an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Fellow College of Management, UMass Boston. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., OCT. 28, 10a.m.: INNOVATOR'S TOOLKIT W/ RACHAEL POWELL. Rachael discusses what makes a Great Brand. In today's changing media landscape, your brand is more than a logo and website. Learn what makes a strong brand and how you can build and reinforce your company's authentic brand. Rachael is the Senior Director of Social Strategy at Elasticity. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., NOV. 4-SAT., NOV. 5: HACKPEDS. HackPeds is a hackathon dedicated to solving pediatric healthcare challenges! In just 23 hours, participants will pitch pain points, develop solutions in teams, and present their final products to a panel of judges for prizes. There will be over $1,000 in prizes, along with free food and exceptional mentorship.This event is capped at 60 people, so sign up now! At CEID, 15 Prospect St. SIGN UP HERE.
MON., NOV. 7, 6-9pm: CNSPY ANNUAL NETWORKING EVENT. The Annual Networking Event is an excellent opportunity for PhDs and Graduate Students to Explore Different Career Paths. Come and interact with career mentors from Consulting,Technology Transfer, Medical Affairs, Pharma-Biotech R&D, Entrepreneur, Medical Communication, Academia,
and Academic Administration. At Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E 02. DETAILS HERE.
WED., OCT. 26, 6pm: INNOVATEHEALTH YALE PRIZES INFO SESSION. Learn about $75,000 in awards to students to address challenges in health or in education. *Dinner will be served. At WLH 211. REGISTER HERE.
THURS., OCT. 27, 4:30-5:30pm: 30-SECOND ENTREPRENEURIAL PITCH WORKSHOP. Deliver the pitch that will get you the 30-minute meeting! In this workshop led by Julie Vance of The Executive Voice, you'll learn and practice the essentials of delivering a memorable pitch for social and environmental entrepreneurship. At Kroon Hall, Classroom 321. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., OCT. 28, 4:30-5:30pm: FIRESIDE CHAT W/ NATE HOUGHTON. Nate is the Director at NextGen Venture Partners and will be talking about social entrepreneurship, investment and technology. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., OCT. 28, midnight: VENTURE CREATION PROGRAM / GLOBAL SOCIAL VENTURE CREATION PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE. Apply by this Friday to be part of the last cohort of VCP teams. Teams receive: up to $1,000, mentorship, expert advice, space and pitching opportunities. Teams selected for the Global Social VCP receive an additional $2,200 to travel to countries that their ventures serve.
*Office Hours required to apply. Sign up here!