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Yale’s entrepreneurship prizes, which provide funding for student ventures, share a common application and are open to all Yale students. These prizes are designed to generate world-changing ideas around ideas like health, education, technology, equality, and more.

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Manolo Sanchez Prize

The Manolo Sanchez Prize will award $25,000 to a Yale student-led for-profit or nonprofit social start-up, community-led initiative, or narrative change campaign increasing access to/utilization of financial infrastructure, sustainable financial resilience, wealth creation, and/or capital for financially underserved communities (unbanked, underinsured, and underfunded). Preference will be given to projects developing global solutions through fintech, policy…

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Miller Prize

The Miller Prize awards $25,000 to a promising student-led venture working on innovative tech or a tech-enabled solution that has a definable go-to-market strategy. This prize competition also provides quality feedback from professional judges, extensive mentoring from faculty, and opportunities for participants to meet and pitch their ideas to top venture capitalists and leading industry…

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Rothberg Prize

The Rothberg Catalyzer Prize awards a $15,000 cash prize to a student-led venture working on a novel healthcare solution (e.g., digital health and AI, diagnostics, medical technology). The goal is to offer catalytic support to interdisciplinary teams dedicated to solving pressing clinical and/or medical needs. In addition to the potential prize money, the competition provides…

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Yale Innovators’ Prize

The Yale Innovators Prize is a $15,000 cash prize awarded to the for-profit or non-profit venture/project that has the potential to produce the most creative or impactful solution to real-world problems that doesn’t qualify for any other Startup Yale prize. The Yale Innovators Prize is intended to catalyze a venture/project that otherwise would not qualify…

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Past Prizes

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