Tsai CITY Accelerator Pitchoff
Nov
30
5:30 PM17:30

Tsai CITY Accelerator Pitchoff

  • Yale School of Management - Room 2420 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come celebrate the end of Tsai CITY’s first Startup and Nonprofit Accelerator, a 3-month experience for developing new projects that solve real-world problems with funding, mentorship and guidance from student Innovation Advisors. Approximately 15 teams from across Yale representing sectors ranging from education and renewable energy to finance and healthcare will pitch the latest iteration of their innovative project in 3 minutes (using only one slide). Find out how much progress these terrific teams have made and watch (and participate) as they compete for one of three funded prizes for Best Pitch, Best Innovation and Audience Choice. Judges will be announced soon. Fun breaks included! Reception to follow!

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Storytelling from Thin Air: Improv Comedy for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Storytelling from Thin Air: Improv Comedy for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Innovators and entrepreneurs are constantly put on the spot to speak, and they often need to create compelling stories about their ideas. Join the Yale Exit Players, Yale’s oldest improv comedy group, for an interactive workshop where you’ll learn to speak on your feet with serious confidence, to craft quick narratives that captivate your audience, and maybe even learn the secrets to great comedy! This will be an active workshop, so wear comfortable clothing. Food will be provided.

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Empathy for Design Thinking Workshop
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Empathy for Design Thinking Workshop

Practice building empathy while you learn the basics of design thinking in the most fun way possible: designing for movie characters! Bring your thinking caps, creativity, and crafting skills! This will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll be working with physical materials to imagine new possibilities. Dinner will be served.

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Yale Pitch Slam!
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Yale Pitch Slam!

Join us for the Yale Pitch Slam. Sign up for a 2-minute slot to share your idea with a supportive community at Yale! It's a great place to come if you are: looking for a team, looking for feedback, looking to strengthen your public speaking skills and/or looking to test out your idea in a risk-free zone. All ideas welcome regardless of how fleshed out or how feasible. Yale students and community members welcome. 2 minute time limit will be strictly enforced!

SIGN UP TO PITCH HERE!

*Reception with light food & drinks to follow at Tsai CITY at 254 Elm Street.

EVENT REGISTRATION HERE

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Jan
12
to Jan 14

Yale Startup Hacker Retreat

Yale Hackers! Join us for the first every Tsai CITY Yale Startup Hacker Retreat! Selected teams will trek out to a cool off-campus location from Jan 12-14 and build out a startup idea. This a fully funded opportunity and include awesome speakers to inspire you, a bunch of food, and a great community of likeminded entrepreneurs.

We’re looking for 12-15 students who are strong programmers and have a demonstrated interest in developing a startup. No more than 4 people on a team.  Not everybody in your team has to be a programmer.

 Apply here by Dec. 1 - one application per team. https://goo.gl/forms/KIf19WSwZ5NQmrEj2

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What Are Creative Careers? Creative Entrepreneurship with Yuri Cataldo
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

What Are Creative Careers? Creative Entrepreneurship with Yuri Cataldo

A conversation on the important intersection between creativity and entrepreneurship, both for the artist looking to become more business minded, and entrepreneurs trying to harness more of their artistic strengths. Yuri Cataldo brings years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and publicity to his advising of founders, artists, and students. He has lectured at Princeton, Stanford, Notre Dame, Emerson College, Indiana University, Ohio State, and at numerous conferences about the intersections of art, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Sponsored by the YANA Speaker Series.

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Yale Women Innovators: Fron Humans to Machines with Emotional Intelligence
Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

Yale Women Innovators: Fron Humans to Machines with Emotional Intelligence

Marissa McCoy began her career in international education where she developed novel programs and tools for the human-to-human transfer of emotional intelligence (EI) skills in Jamaica, Rwanda, and the Congo. Marissa changed her course after seeing the ubiquitous rise of technology and an opportunity to foster EI skills through human-machine interactions, kickstarting a first-of-its kind interdisciplinary collaboration between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Social Robotics Lab. Currently leading innovation engagement and partnerships out of MITRE’s MassRobotics office in Boston’s Innovation District, Marissa will share her journey from the female-dominated field of education to the male-dominated high-tech startup scene and how she's innovating as a non-technical person in an engineer-centered sector.

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Social Impact Business Plan Development
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Social Impact Business Plan Development

  • Yale School of Management, Classroom 4400 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Peter Boyd, Social Entrepreneur & CBEY Executive Fellow-in-Residence, for Building a Social Impact Business Plan. Peter has judged Sobotka and Sabin Prizes, and spent the past year coaching Yale student entrepreneurs. He has developed a unique framework to help entrepreneurs be successful when launching their businesses.  You will leave the workshop with a framework for your unique Social Impact Business Plan, and clear steps on how to develop each area. 

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This is part of the Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills series co-hosted by: 

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Yale Women Innovator Series: Environmental Entrepreneurship in South Africa, Sarah Collins
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Yale Women Innovator Series: Environmental Entrepreneurship in South Africa, Sarah Collins

  • Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Environmental Entrepreneurship in South Africa, October 31st Sarah Collins, 4-5pm (STORYTELLING)

Sarah Collins is the South African-born founder and CEO of the Wonderbag, a non-electric, heat-retention cooker that reduces fuel used for cooking and, in developing countries, where over 3 billion people still cook food over an open fire, reduces the need for collecting firewood, mitigating the challenges of deforestation and indoor air-pollution. In addition to tackling environmental challenges, the Wonderbag empowers women in Africa and other developing countries, by addressing the key issue of “Time Poverty:” by reducing the need for collecting firewood, it allows women to have more time for education and work, as well as reducing exposure to rape and violence. The Wonderbag has also created over 10,000 WonderPreneurs, who have started catering businesses selling food or selling the bag to their communities. “Women in Africa are natural entrepreneurs, and if given more time, we have hard evidence of businesses being started, as well as women being able to spend more time in the fields growing much needed culturally-relevant and nutrient rich food,” says Sarah Collins.

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First Ever Yale Pitch Slam
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

First Ever Yale Pitch Slam

Join us for the First Ever Yale Pitch Slam. Sign up for a 2-minute slot to share your idea with a supportive community at Yale! It's a great place to come if you are: looking for a team, looking for feedback, looking to strengthen your public speaking skills and/or looking to test out your idea in a risk-free zone. All ideas welcome regardless of how fleshed out or how feasible. Yale students and community members welcome. 2 minute time limit will be strictly enforced!

SIGN UP TO PITCH HERE!

*Reception with light food & drinks to follow.

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Yale Women Innovator Series: Communications as a Power Tool
Oct
24
4:00 PM16:00

Yale Women Innovator Series: Communications as a Power Tool

  • Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Communications as a Power Tool, October 24th Julie Vance, 4-5pm (SKILLBUILDING)

Julie Vance, Communications Coach at Executive Voice, will lead an inspirational session on how to use communication – your voice, your body, your tone – to convey power and confidence. Julie will present best practices, and demonstrate how you can improve your communication for public speaking, pitching, speaking in class, or simply introducing yourself.

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Lean Startup For Social Change
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

Lean Startup For Social Change

Join us for this Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Workshops.  This workshop will be led by Michel Gelobter, author of "Lean Startups for Social Change."

At the heart of the radical change we are experiencing in the world today is the fact that it’s possible faster than ever before to know whether what we are doing is having an impact.  The astonishing growth of companies like Google and Facebook, our ability to remotely monitor real-world environments, and our capacity to rapidly prototype products are all part of a fast growing movement called the lean startup. This movement in the business world is driving unprecedented innovation and scale in startups and large organizations. Its key components include:

  • --radically faster feedback
  • --more granular measures of effectiveness, and
  • --a methodology that optimizes for both impact and scale.

The lean startup holds equal promise for non-profits and government, and key social sector organizations are starting to adopt the lean startup as a way to drive more change, faster.

Introduction to Lean Change is a workshop that gets participants to prioritize and immediately test the most critical assumptions about a problem or solution they’re grappling with. In about 90 minutes, they get a clear understanding of the experimental nature of lean practice and hands-on experience building a first Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with which to start the learning needed to successfully innovate on their problem/solution.

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30-Second Entrepreneurial Pitch Workshop
Oct
10
4:30 PM16:30

30-Second Entrepreneurial Pitch Workshop

  • Yale School of Management, Room 4230 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deliver the pitch that will get you the 30-minute meeting! Expressing your idea clearly can be one of the toughest parts of entrepreneurship. In this workshop led by Julie Vance of The Executive Voice, you'll learn and practice the essentials of delivering a memorable pitch for social and environmental entrepreneurship. Join us to build foundational skills for pitching in any context -- from networking events, to meetings, to competitions.

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This is part of the Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills series co-hosted by:

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Yale Women Innovators: Using Innovation to Create Change: Immigration & Asylum
Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Yale Women Innovators: Using Innovation to Create Change: Immigration & Asylum

Welcoming two incredible women to campus: World Fellow Baljeet Sandhu, and Dorothy Tegeler, Changemaker in Residence at Dwight Hall. We will discuss how they see innovation as a tool for impact in the world of immigrant rights and asylum, and their personal journeys as system disrupters. Baljeet Sandhu is a leading UK Human Rights Lawyer, and Founding Director of the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit. Dorothy is a graduate of Yale Law School, and co-founder of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), which has prevented over 300 deportations of women and children. Join us for a timely and inspiring conversation.

Co-hosted by Dwight Hall

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Yale Women Innovators is a weekly event series that brings women entrepreneurs and innovators from around the country to share their stories and provide actionable skills training in storytelling and skill-building sessions. Open to all Yale women students, alumni, faculty staff, and community members.

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Environmental Solutions Accelerator: The Future of Food
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Environmental Solutions Accelerator: The Future of Food

Bringing together a diverse and forward-thinking community of students, professors, alumni, industry leaders, NGOs and beyond to participate in day-long events pushing the agenda forward on big sustainability challenges.

Yale Center for Business and the Environment and Tsai CITY are partnering to bring you the first inaugural Environmental Solutions Accelerator!

On October 7, 2017, Yale students will work in interdisciplinary teams to address the Future of Food in our own backyard through three special tracks:

  • Food Access
  • Food Waste
  • Diets

This one-day event will serve as a foundation for pushing the “agenda on the urgent transition to more sustainable, secure, and equitable food and agriculture system."

MORE INFO HERE

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Listening to your customers: Market Research for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
Oct
3
4:30 PM16:30

Listening to your customers: Market Research for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs

  • Yale School of Management, Classroom 2410 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The world’s most successful businesses enrich lives by shaping culture and evolving behaviours. Flamingo, a global research and strategy consultancy firm, will be conducting a workshop to teach social entrepreneurs the market research skills they need to understand their customers. 

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This is part of the Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills series co-hosted by:

 

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Yale Women Innovator's Series: Re-Balancing the Non-profit Model while Re-defining the Narrative
Oct
3
8:30 AM08:30

Yale Women Innovator's Series: Re-Balancing the Non-profit Model while Re-defining the Narrative

Nancy Yao Maasbach has a twisty-turny, 21st-century career – from banking at Goldman Sachs, engaging Fortune 500 companies in policy formation at the Council on Foreign Relations, leading U.S.-China relations at the grassroots level at the Yale-China Association, to running a cultural Museum at the Museum of Chinese in America. Nancy will discuss how to fit square, private sector skills into round, non-profit sector holes while considering innovation at the core of a suggested revolution in the U.S. non-profit and cultural models.

 

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Yale Women Innovators is a weekly event series that brings women entrepreneurs and innovators from around the country to share their stories and provide actionable skills training in storytelling and skill-building sessions. Open to all Yale women students, alumni, faculty staff, and community members.

 

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The Art of Risk Taking
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

The Art of Risk Taking

The first workshop in Tsai CITY's Innovative Mindsets series will feature Catie Whelan presenting "The Art of Risk Taking."

The Art of Risk Taking is a high-energy interactive leadership and professional development workshop. It will help you:
• Take smart risks consistent with your values
• Develop resiliency through mindsets and strategies to handle fear, failure, rejection, and criticism
• Establish self-care practices to reduce stress and burnout

REGISTER HERE

About the Presenter:
Caitie Whelan is the Founder/Noter-in-Chief of The Lightning Notes, a short daily post to help us move the world forward. It features great ideas and striking stories to remind us that we matter and that improving the world is our matter. Prior to The Lightning Notes, Caitie was a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor in Congress, co-founded a school in India with a community of lower caste musicians, and raised pigs in Italy. She is a graduate of Brown University - where she co-launched their Social Innovation Initiative and is a member of
the Brown Women’s Leadership Council - and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she co-founded and chaired the Salt Alumni Board. She serves on the board of the Treehouse Institute and is a Truman Scholar from Maine.

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Building a Mission Driven Board, Carrie Rich, Founder of The Global Good Fund
Sep
26
11:45 AM11:45

Building a Mission Driven Board, Carrie Rich, Founder of The Global Good Fund

  • Yale School of Management, Room 2220 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At 26 years old, Carrie Rich raised two million dollars in two weeks to start the Global Good Fund (GGF), with the belief that investing in young leaders is the most effective vehicle for addressing society’s most complex social challenges. Four years later, GGF is a thriving leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs that identifies high-potential leaders and accelerates their success. To date, GGF has invested in social entrepreneurs from over 25 countries working across sectors. In this workshop, Carrie will discuss the importance of building a board that is aligned with your values, how to manage a board effectively, and how to bring people together around a common goal.

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This is co-sponsored by Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, and part of the Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills series co-hosted by:

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Yale Women Innovator Series: Funding Social Change, Carrie Rich, Global Good Fund
Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

Yale Women Innovator Series: Funding Social Change, Carrie Rich, Global Good Fund

  • Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At 26 years old, Carrie Rich raised two million dollars in two weeks to start the Global Good Fund (GGF), with the belief that investing in young leaders is the most effective vehicle for addressing society’s most complex social challenges. Four years later, GGF is a thriving leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs that identifies high-potential leaders and accelerates their success. Carrie will share her personal story of entrepreneurship – including the highs and the lows – and discuss the barriers she sees for women seeking investment.

Co-hosted by Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology

Please register here

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Who are we? Meet Tsai CITY & InnovateHealth Yale
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Who are we? Meet Tsai CITY & InnovateHealth Yale

  • Yale School of Public Health, Room 105 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Tsai City for Innovative Thinking at Yale, and InnovateHealth Yale for pizza and hear about who we are, what we do, and how we can help you during your time at Yale. You'll want to hear from us if:

- you are interested in starting a non-profit or for-profit

- you like the words innovation and entrepreneurship, or even if you don't

- you want to meet inspiring students and alumni

- you are interested in public health, education, energy, human rights, the environment, engineering, medicine, social justice, and more!

- you might need funding during your time at Yale to start something, or travel somewhere to do something cool

- you care about solving problems in the world

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Entrepreneurship Bazaar
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Entrepreneurship Bazaar

THE YALE INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP BAZAAR brings together Yale’s many entrepreneurial organizations and clubs under one big tent. More than 30 campus organizations are represented including design and consulting clubs, makers, social entrepreneurship groups and coding clubs. Find out about the latest Yale entrepreneurship prizes, programs, hackathons, classes and opportunities, sign up for mailing lists, ask questions of Yale entrepreneurs, sample food from Yale startups, take photos in our photobooth and pick up fun swag!

 

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