The Miller Prize

The Miller Prize supports students working on innovative tech or tech-enabled solutions through a $25,000 cash prize. The competition provides feedback from professional judges, extensive mentoring from Tsai CITY mentors, and opportunities for participants to meet and pitch their ideas to venture capitalists and industry leaders.

Teams must have at least one Yale student to be eligible.

Request for mentorship (optional) due: January 25, 2019, 11:59pm

Prize application due: March 8, 2019, 11:59pm

Final Pitch-off & winner selection: Startup Yale, April 5-6, 2019


About Brian Miller

Brian Miller is the Chief Investment Officer of North Sound Partners and a longtime supporter of entrepreneurship initiatives at Yale.




Arix Technologies (2017)

Arix Technologies, founded by Dianna Liu (SOM '18) along with  Bryan Duerfeldt (YC ’17), David Weber (YC ’18), and Petter Wehlin (YC ’17), is a startup working to build pipe-crawling robots that can detect corrosion—first in oil and gas refineries and eventually in other industrial contexts. Better identification of problem areas would allow companies to mitigate the impact of corrosion, potentially saving not just money but also improving employee health and reducing negative impacts on the environment.