CITY Intensives are deep dives into subjects and topics. Each intensive will be led by an expert along with student leaders and mentors. Intensives will range in length from 1 day to several weeks. Topics we're diving into include Net-Zero, Food, Design Thinking, Social Innovation, Blockchain, Fake News, Public Art, Tactical Urbanism, and more!



Notes from the Yale ecosystem

  • Get to know Bene, the Yale student team that won the Tsai CITY Healthcare Hackathon challenge for their app to detect depression based on facial and vocal cues.

  • The Yale Office of Career Strategy is the first on campus to use an AI bot to help students navigate its website.

  • Check out these highlights of entrepreneurship breakthroughs and happenings across campus!

  • Spring Health - founded by two Yale alums and a current PhD student - was featured in NBC News!

  • Yale's first-ever PeriodCon addresses innovation, safety and menstrual justice.

  • The Yale Collaborative on Social Entrepreneurship is bringing together 10 centers on campus to improve access to resources and student participation.

  • The YDN has a story up on Easy EC, the Yale student-founded app that makes it easier for girls to access emergency contraception.

  • CBEY announced the two student teams who won Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grants - a machine-learning platform for drones and an impact investing tool designed to build consumer engagement.

Things we're thinking about

  • We're launching Intensives this Spring - deep dives into topics like Net Zero, Food, Blockchain, Fake News, Gender Equity, Hands-On Biotech and much more. Learn more here!
  • We're also cosponsoring some exciting new initiatives this Spring including PeriodCon - focused on the business & policy of menstruation (Feb. 9) and MANY, an online plaform launching at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
  • A speaker series featuring influential entrepreneurs. Who would you most like to see on campus?
  • Ideas for a university-wide Grand Challenge: How to fight online propaganda and media manipulation & elevate real journalism?
  • If you have input on the above, or ideas about what CITY should be doing, you should get involved - come see us for office hours, become a member, attend an event, or just get in touch. At minimum, be sure to join our mailing list!
  • - Ariel Hudes
    - Ariel Hudes

    “The Innovation Advisors at Tsai CITY are amazing. I love working with these all-star students and helping to shape the program.”

  • - Vince Tenorio
    - Vince Tenorio

    “I’m excited to support CITY in connecting students across the university who believe in a diversity of ideas and want to support them.”

  • - Michelle Lim
    - Michelle Lim

    “I’m interested in innovation at healthcare. With so much support at CITY, it’s easy to start something.”

  • - Keniel Yao
    - Keniel Yao

    “I’m excited to bring all the entrepreneurship resources across campus together. CITY’s emphasis on diversity is very Yale – it makes it very different from other accelerators.”

  • - Dianne Lake
    - Dianne Lake

    “I’m interested in cross-discipline collaborations at CITY. In particular, the way that artists’ advocacy can help bridge gaps between lawyers and the community.”

Seem Interesting?