New Year - New Initiatives
We're excited to launch the new semester at CITY and with it, new programs that will let us deep dive into topics of interest, new collaborations with partner organizations and - we hope - the launch of many new student-led projects, startups and initiatives into the world.
We're also thrilled to be supporting Startup Yale again this year, which will feature five days of related activities and events and more than $100,000 awarded to
top Yale startups. The application to apply for mentorship - providing added support and feedback on your application - is now online and the deadline is Jan. 31, 11:59pm. Keep up with all Startup Yale details here!
And That’s a Wrap! Inaugural Leaders Innovation Lab Cohort Comes to a Close
The Leaders Innovation Lab (LIL) was among the core programs launched at CITY this past fall. The Lab united 13 student leaders from across Yale to explore and foster innovative leadership. Every Monday, for six weeks, the students met in CITY’s incubator for a two-hour case-based workshop. The leaders hailed from Yale College, The Yale School of Public Health, Yale Divinity School, The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Yale School of Management. READ MORE.
Coral Vita Named Global Semifinalist in WeWork Creator Awards
Yale alumni entrepreneurs Sam Teicher (MEM '12) and Gator Halpern (MEM '12), who launched the startup Coral Vita while at Yale to combat coral reef die-off worldwide, will compete with five entrepreneurs for just one open Finalist spot for the WeWork Creator Awards. If they advance, they’ll have the chance to pitch for up to $500k and need your help to get there. Cheer them on and help them move forward on Jan. 17 at Madison Square Garden! DETAILS HERE.
THE LATEST NEWS:
Yale Spinout Arvinas Signs $830M Deal with Pfizer Yale spinout Arvinas, a biotech working on small-molecule protein degradation therapies, has penned a deal potentially worth $830 million, and more besides, with Big Pharma Pfizer. The pact centers on the discovery and development of PROTACs (proteolysis targeting chimeras) across multiple disease areas.
These Entrepreneurs are Democratizing Data to Predict Flood Risks Cloud to Street is a remote-sensing platform that maps floods in near real time. The company brings together satellite imagery, social vulnerability data and computational hydrology to create an integrated assessment of social and physical risk to floods and is founded by Yale School Forestry and Environment Studies graduates Bessie Schwarz (now CEO) and Beth Tellman (chief of science).
What They're Making at the “Maker Space” It’s a quiet Monday evening in Yale’s Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, which is to say, nobody today has won a patent, designed a new musical instrument, created a new technology, or launched a business. But give them time. It’s still early.
UPCOMING CITY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES:
JAN. 26, 11:59pm: HANDS-ON BIOTECH INTENSIVE APPLICATION DEADLINE. Curious about what goes on in a lab? Want to see what happens when you combine design and science? During CITY's Hands-On Biotech Intensive students will be guided in multiple laboratories to learn how to grow cells, design and fabricate nanoparticles, and perform two types of microscopy to obtain beautiful, high-resolution images that may be used for scientifically-inspired design projects. Student with non-science backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply! Kickoff Session: February 5, 2018. LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE.
JAN. 31, 2018, 11:59pm: YALE PRIZES APPLICATION FOR MENTORSHIP DEADLINE. Announcing a mentorship opportunity to support students planning to apply for one of Startup Yale’s four prizes, designed to generate world-changing ideas from Yale students around health, education, environment, equality, sustainability and technology. Applicants who submit their mentorship applications by 11:59pm on Jan. 31 will be paired with a
mentor/industry expert to help guide them through subsequent stages of the Startup Yale application process, increasing their chances of success. LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE.
JAN. 31, 11:59pm: CITY STUDENT ORGANIZATIONAL CLINIC APPLICATION DEADLINE. A case-based clinic where students will develop skills and the innovative plans to take their student organization to the next level. Through 5 sessions spread out over the 10-week program, participants will explore tactics on how to address issues facing their organizations, like member buy-in, campus/community impact, organizational culture, diversity, and leadership transitions. Students will
not only learn best practices, but also create tangible action plans to address these issues and implement them over the course of the semester. Student leaders from all types of organizations are encouraged to apply! Dates: February-April 2018. LEARN MORE & APPLY.
FEB. 7, 2018: CITY STARTUP ACCELERATOR APPLICATION DEADLINE. You: Have a killer startup idea. Or maybe just an instinct. We: Work with you to test it, develop it, and turn it (maybe!) into a viable business. The CITY Startup Accelerator is an intensive, iterative, hands-on, cohort-based program that delivers access to workshops, mentors, coaching, peer collaborators, and,
not least, funding. DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.
FEB. 7, 2018: CITY NONPROFIT ACCELERATOR APPLICATION DEADLINE. You: Want to build a nonprofit, civic, arts, social, community, political, faith, or other nonprofit organization. We: Help you design, refine, iterate, and launch it. The CITY Nonprofit Accelerator is an intensive, iterative, hands-on, cohort-based program delivering access to funding, workshops, mentors, peer collaborators and, not least, funding. DETAILS
& APPLICATION HERE.
FROM OUR PARTNERS & FRIENDS:
YALE HEALTHCARE HACKATHON LOOKING FOR ART/DESIGN/ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ROUND OUT TEAMS! Want to tackle issues in the healthcare system with innovators from around the world? Join us on January 19 - 21, 2018 for a large Healthcare Hackathon at Yale School of Medicine! This hackathon is free and open to the public through the sponsorship of Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) and 4Catalyzer. The hackathon theme is “Artificial Intelligence Enabling Medicine.” We will accept 200 participants to ensure a
diverse community of engineers, designers, programmers, venture capitalists, investors, patients, clinicians, and payers. This weekend-long event will serve as a foundation for ideas that can positively change the patient experience and provider engagement. LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE.
JAN. 12 @ 11:59pm: COLLAB INCUBATOR PROGRAM DEADLINE. The Collab Incubator Program is cohort-based and combines pre-seed funding with coaching, workshops, and networking. We prioritize the individual entrepreneur as much as the idea. Seeking diverse, early-stage entrepreneurs who care about New Haven and Connecticut. Accepted ventures receive
workshops, up to $2K in funding, free coworking space, 1-on-1 coaching, pro bono services and the opportunity to pitch for investors and community members. DETAILS AND APPLICATION HERE.
JAN. 18, 3-5pm: ELM CITY INNOVATION COLLABORATIVE @ College Street Music Hall (238 College St.) Innovation Places designees will take part in a panel to discuss their upcoming plans and progress to date. Scott Andes, a Fellow at Brookings Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, will keynote and moderate the panel to showcase Innovation Places. Following the Innovation Places panel discussion and networking, CTNext will be hosting
its first EIA All-Stars event. This part of the event gives previous winners of the Entrepreneur Innovation Awards an opportunity to compete for a top grant award of $30,000. This part of the event is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The entire event is free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE.
FEB. 1, 11:59pm: YALE BLAVATNIK FELLOWSHIP IN LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEADLINE. The Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship is designed to foster entrepreneurial skills in the life sciences, linking emerging business leaders with breakthrough innovations from across Yale University. This innovative fellowship program provides a select team
of Yale alumni with the opportunity to work with Yale inventors to promote the commercialization of life science technologies with significant market potential. The Yale Office of Cooperative Research serves as the hub, providing fellows with space and the opportunity to join an entrepreneurial community. Applicants must be a graduate of Yale University (undergraduate or graduate) AND have completed either a PhD in the life sciences or an MBA within the last 5 years. The Fellowship year is June 2018 through May 2019. Fellows receive a $95K stipend over the 12 months and a $30K working budget to support enterprise creation. This is a full-time, residential fellowship. DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.
FEB. 10, 9am-7pm: INAUGURAL GREATER YALE CASE COMPETITION.All undergraduate and graduate students currently attending Yale University are invited to participate in the first ever Greater Yale Case Competition (GYCC). In this multi-disciplinary event, teams of 4-6 students will compete for three cash prizes (first place receives $3,000) by presenting their solution to a dilemma faced by a familiar Yale and New Haven institution. The competition is a unique opportunity to network with students from other disciplines, learn about case competitions, or hone your case competition skills without leaving campus. A refundable $10 fee is required to reserve your team’s spot. Each team must represent at least two different Yale schools (joint degrees are considered SOM and all undergraduates are considered Yale
College). If you do not have a team readily available, you are encouraged to register as an individual and we’ll either circulate your name or add you to a team directly once registration closes. REGISTER HERE.
FEB. 16, 8am-6pm: YALE BUSINESS OF LEGAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE @ Yale SOM (165 Whitney Ave.) The Yale School of Management will host the Business of Legal Cannabis Conference, the first-ever cannabis conference held at a U.S. business school. The objective of this one-day event is to convene leaders from all sectors of society—private, government, and nonprofit—to discuss the opportunities and
challenges of the business of legal cannabis. DETAILS & REGISTRATION HERE.
SEASONAL INSTRUCTOR OPENINGS WITH YALE YOUNG GLOBAL SCHOLARS AND YALE YOUNG AFRICAN SCHOLARS. YYGS and YYAS are hiring for paid, full-time, seasonal instructional staff positions! If you are interested in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring high school students from 120+ countries around the world, and want to work collaboratively to create a successful and memorable program, YYGS and YYAS may be the right place for you. Every year, YYGS hires 100+ undergraduate and graduate students and YYAS hires approximately 18 undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and
supervise participants both in and out of the classroom. Instructional staff members gain valuable experience in teaching and curriculum development, and build skills in teamwork, organization, and management. LEARN MORE HERE.
ASAP SEEKING IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL. The Asylum Seeker's Advocacy Project is seeking an immigration paralegal. The immigration paralegal’s responsibilities will include client communication, support on legal casework, and administrative tasks. The paralegal must be fluent in both English and Spanish, highly organized, and flexible. This position is full-time with excellent benefits for a one-year period, with the
possibility for renewal. The immigration paralegal will work closely with ASAP’s co-founders to help grow this young organization. Applicants available to work in New Haven, CT are preferred, but interested candidates based in Chicago, New York, or elsewhere are also encouraged to apply! DETAILS & APPLICATION HERE.