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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
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

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