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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.

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). 

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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. 

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Happening April 4-5, 2024 at Hotel Marcel