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What is Startup Yale?

Startup Yale inspires students to advance their innovations by providing funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities to bring together the greater Yale and New Haven innovation community to amplify the impact of game-changing ventures or initiatives.

Highlights & Updates

Introducing the Manolo Sanchez Prize

Yale innovators join community leaders, investors, and practitioners to reimagine the future through exciting, creative ventures. Recently added to the list of Startup Yale prizes was the Manolo Sanchez Prize, which will grant $25,000 to a student-led for-profit or non-profit startup that aims to improve the financial health of underserved communities. We sat down with…

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The Black Venture Summit Prize

Tsai CITY, CTNext, and Yale School of Management’s Black Business Alliance (BBA) have joined forces to establish the first Yale Black Venture Summit Prize at Startup Yale as an effort to increase venture funding for Black founders. Early-stage companies whose founders are based in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New York, identify as Black, or…

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Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs and Providing Resources to Advance Their Ventures

On March 31st, Tsai CITY hosted its annual Startup Yale entrepreneurship competition in collaboration with other university innovation centers. This year, we were pleased to add the first-ever Black Venture Summit Prize, an effort to increase venture funding for Black founders in the region. Tsai CITY partnered with CTNext, a Hartford-based organization that empowers communities…

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