Alumnae-co-founded Collab Supports New Haven Entrepreneurs (Yale News)

"Yale brought Caroline Tanbee Smith ’14 B.S. and Margaret Lee ’14 B.A. to New Haven from their respective Kentucky homes, but it was the city and the community that enticed them to stay long after graduation. ‘One of the reasons we go to school is to receive a holistic education,’ says Tanbee Smith, who co-founded the community accelerator Collab with Lee not long after they graduated. ‘It’s an opportunity to be a part of a of a larger city.’

Lee got involved in entrepreneurship on campus while working with student ventures at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute — now the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale — and she saw a need for similar early-stage resources and support for New Haven community members with business ideas. Collab aims to make entrepreneurship more accessible by providing access, confidence building, and pathways to additional resources.” Read more at Yale News.

Laura Mitchell