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Startup Yale

Yale's biggest entrepreneurship awards — and so much more.

What is Startup Yale?

Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in two days packed with pitches, prizes, and world-changing ideas. Here, Yale innovators join community leaders, investors, and practitioners to reimagine the future. Grounded in inclusivity and impact, Startup Yale is a crossroads for a new kind of innovation ecosystem.

This year, we're handing out over $175,000 in cash prizes!!!


Thursday, March 30th

3:00-5:00 pm [Virtual]: Thorne Prize

3:00-5:00 pm: Black Venture Summit Prize

6:00pm-8:00 pm: New Haven Civic Innovation Prize

Friday, March 31st

9:00-11:00am: Miller & Sustainability

11:30am-1:30pm: Wilson Prize

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch break

2:30-4:30pm: Yale Innovators Prize & Manolo Sanchez Prize

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Startup Yale 2021 Recap

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Yale Innovators Celebrated at Startup Yale 2021

Over three days, students pitched for roughly $125,000 in funding as they shared how they're innovating in health, sustainability, tech, and more. Meet the winning teams.

Hear from past participants