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Startup Yale

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

Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in three 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 $135,000 in case prizes!!!!!!

Startup Yale 2022 will take place from April 28th to April 30th. The Mentor Request Form will be open from January 24 to February 21, 2022. Apply here.

The Startup Yale prize application will be open from February 22 to March 20, 2022. Application link and pdf version coming soon. 

Startup Yale 2021

Startup Yale 2021 took place from April 29 through May 1, 2021. For the second year, all events took place virtually.

Highlights from Startup Yale 2021

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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.

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