Notes from the Yale ecosystem

  • Announcing the 19 teams in the first Tsai CITY Accelerator!
  • Check out these great livestreams from Yale SOM: Fintech Transformation on Oct. 13 and Can Tech Make Us Happy? on Oct. 24
  • We've got a video interview up with Carrie Rich, cofounder and CEO of Global Good Fund on "Building a Mission-Driven Board."
  • As detailed in the YDN, lots of cool projects are underway at the Landscape Lab on West Campus.
  • Insights on how integrated communities drive innovation and are a boon to economic growth from Yale School of Management's Olav Sorenson.
  • Keynote from Yale alum Kevin Ryan, founder of Gilt Groupe, Business Insider and MongoDB at a sold-out Careers, Life & Yale event
  • Yale alum and Divergent CEO Kevin Czinger on disrupting the manufacturing industry.
  • The Minnesota Department of Transportation has signed on with Yale alum-founded Streetlight Data - software that allows cities to crowdsource traffic data to make infrastructure decisions.
  • Dorm Room Fund is recruiting a new partner at Yale. Backed by First Round Capital, Dorm Room Fund invests in student-run companies and the NYC team has invested in several Yale startups such as Verb Energy, Py and Trinity Mobile Networks, providing founders with investors, mentors and $20,000. Application closes Oct. 15

Things we're thinking about 

  • Spring Accelerator focus areas:  Food? Drones? Crisis response? Blockchain? Inclusion in tech? Civic innovation?
  • Ideas for a university-wide Grand Challenge: How to fight online propaganda and media manipulation & elevate real journalism?
  • A 3-day intensive product hack retreat for serious technologists over Thanksgiving break. Where to host?
  • 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!

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