Finalists Announced for Startup Yale!
Finalists have been announced for Yale student entrepreneurship prizes totaling $100,000. The finalists for Yale’s four biggest entrepreneurship prizes will pitch their business ideas to panels of expert judges as part of an event called Startup Yale on April 21 at Evans Hall. “We’ve been thrilled by the interest in social entrepreneurship happening across the university,” says Cassandra Walker-Harvey, Associate Director for Social Entrepreneurship at Yale.
Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, Speaks to Yale Women Innovators
Natalia is a Yale alum and the Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a network of women investors that's changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. She'll speak at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute on Tuesday, April 18, 8:30am as part of the Yale Women Innovators Breakfast Series.
Yale Startup Penta Wins OZY Genius Award
The 10 winners of the $10,000 OZY Genius Awards represent a group of students from colleges across the country who were chosen to bring their big ideas to life. Penta, a Yale startup that is participating in the 2017 YEI Fellowship and is a finalist for the $25,000 Thorne Prize, collects used prosthetics in the U.S. and recustomizes the equipment for patients in Vietnam.
Yale Health Tech Startup Spring Receives Support from Rough Draft Ventures
Rough Draft Ventures is excited to support Spring, a tool that aims to combat depression by utilizing machine learning. Founded by April Koh, Abhishek Chandra, and Adam Chekroud a team of Yale PhD and undergrads, Spring’s machine learning algorithms uses just 25 questions to match patients to the right antidepressant and are 65% more effective at first-diagnosis than providers that do not
use the tool. Read more.
APPLY NOW FOR THE YALE INNOVATION SUMMIT!
Fri., April 21: Application Deadline for Yale Innovation Summit Poster Session & Pitchoffs. The Yale Innovation Summit on May 10 at Yale School of Management is the largest gathering of innovators and investors at Yale. Yale researchers are invited to apply to present as part of the poster session which will be displayed on electronic posters throughout the event and attract investors for conversation. Poster applicants interested in starting a company will also be considered to present during the Summit's Biotech or Tech Pitchoffs which includes broad exposure to investor attendees and the opportunity to win cash awards.
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TUES., APRIL 18, 8:30am: YALE WOMEN INNOVATORS BREAKFAST SERIES: THIS IS WHAT AN ANGEL LOOKS LIKE. Featuring Natalia Oberti Noguera, a cis LGBTQ Latina Yalie, who is changing the face of angel investing with Pipeline Angels. Co-hosted by La Casa. Coffee, tea and muffins will be served. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor. REGISTER HERE
WED., APRIL 19, 5:30-7:30pm: BUSINESS OF BIOTECH PRESENTS: PITCH PREPARATION W/ CANAAN PARTNERS. Colleen Cuffaro - Principal at Canaan Partners - will lead a talk on best practices when pitching to biotech and tech investors. All applicants to the Poster Session/Pitch Contests for the Yale Innovation Summit are highly encouraged to attend. At Alexion, 100 College St., New Haven.
FRI., APRIL 21, 8:30am-8pm: STARTUP YALE. Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in one day of pitches, prizes and world-changing ideas. See the finalists for Yale's four $25,000 prizes--the Thorne Prize, Sabin Prize, Aetna Prize and Miller Prize. Keynotes: Andrew Mangino and Kanya Balakrishna, Yale alum cofounders of the Future Project. At Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. (Awards ceremony to follow at New Haven Lawn Club).
TUES., APRIL 25, 3-4pm: INNOVATOR'S TOOLKIT: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOCIAL STARTUPS. Considering starting a social enterprise but unsure about the legal issues you'll encounter? Join us for a talk by Fredo Silva, Associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where you will learn all about common startup legal questions from social entrepreneurs and how to navigate them. Co-hosted by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society. At YEI, 254 Elm St., 3rd Floor.
TUES., APRIL 25, 4-6pm: BIOHAVEN PRESENTS: DR. JOHN LAMATTINA.
Dr. LaMattina, the former Senior VP of Pfizer, Inc. and former President of Pfizer Global Research and Development has agreed to return to our Biohaven series to discuss drug pricing transparency. Hosted by CURE and Yale University. This discussion is suitable for the general public, legislators, students, faculty, and healthcare stakeholders. REGISTER HERE.
MON., MAY 1, 6-8pm: "SHE STARTED IT" SCREENING.
Join the Society of Women Engineers and the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute for a screening of the documentary "She Started It" and a panel discussion with young entrepreneurs—both students and alums. We will have a special introduction to the documentary by Ann Miura-Ko. Ann is Partner at Floodgate and has been named “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes. "She Started It" follows five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again. Dinner included. RSVP HERE
WED., MAY 10, 8am-5pm: YALE INNOVATION SUMMIT. The Yale Innovation Summit is a day-long event tailored to Yale innovators to encourage the sharing of new discoveries and technologies with market potential with the broader investment community. Highlights include: biotech and tech tracks; panels and keynotes with leading investors; a biotech and tech pitchoff; an outdoor poster session displaying cutting-edge Yale discoveries; breakfast and lunch; networking opportunities; Blavatnik Fund award
announcements; closing remarks by Yale President Salovey. Keynote: Gerald Chan, Cofounder of Morningside Group and leading philanthropist. At Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. REGISTER HERE.
THURS., APRIL 20, 4-5:45pm: HONEST TEA ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUITE & PITCH COMPETITION.
On Thursday, April 20, join the SOM Program on Entrepreneurship for a celebration of the naming of the Honest Tea Entrepreneurship Suite with a pitch competition. Honest Tea co-founders, Barry Nalebuff and Seth Goldman '95 MPPM, will be judging the competition, and student teams from Yale SOM, EGADE and Berkeley-Haas will be presenting their ventures both in person and virtually. Beyond Meat sliders, drinks, appetizers and, of course, plenty of Honest Tea will be served. Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave.
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FRI., JUNE 2-SUN., JUNE 4: NEXT GEN SUMMIT.
NGS has been named 1 of 7 'Can't Miss Events' by Forbes and 1 of 5 'Best Conferences' by Entrepreneur Magazine. Next Gen Summit curates the world's most talented young entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians, and innovators, and provides this group with resources, including mentors from firms including Google and Blackrock, funding opportunities from the likes of Bessemer Venture Partners and Rough Draft Ventures, and speakers who founded billion-dollar brands. LEARN MORE & APPLY.
APPLY FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION INTERNSHIPS! The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute's Social Innovation Internships connect undergrads with paid social entrepreneurship opportunities in New Haven. Students are encouraged to be entrepreneurial in their approach to solving problems and are empowered to become change-makers. Current opportunities include: New Haven Farms Wellness Associate. DETAILS HERE.