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
6:00-8:00 pm: New Haven Civic Innovation Prize
Friday, March 31st
9:00-11:00 am: Miller Prize & Sustainable Venture Prize
11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Rita Wilson Prize in Support of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health Technology
1:30-2:30 pm: Lunch break
1:30-2:30 pm [at SOM in Zhang Auditorium]: Black Venture Summit Prize
2:30-4:30 pm: Yale Innovators Prize & Manolo Sanchez Prize
Learn more about Startup Yale
Hear from past participants
Startup Yale Stories: Marina Marmolejo
In this video, former Startup Yale finalist Marina Marmolejo shares her story and offers advice for continuing to build a venture after graduation.
Startup Yale Stories: Markea Dickinson & Betty Tang
In this video, former Startup Yale finalists Markea Dickinson, co-founder of Thermaband, and Betty Tang, co-founder of Upright, reflect on their journeys.