NYU-Yale Summer Accelerator Pitchoff
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

NYU-Yale Summer Accelerator Pitchoff

For the fifth year in a row, inspiring young innovators who are building promising ventures will come together for a friendly pitchoff competition before a panel of judges at the NYU-Yale Pitchoff.

Be there on Thurs, July 12th to hear from these rising stars from six seed-stage startups. Three teams represent New York University and three will represent Yale University

Join us for beer, good conversation and a battle to see which team can dazzle the audience, excite the judges and take home the grand prize & of course, bragging rights! 

NYU and Yale competitors will be announced soon! All six teams are currently participating in a summer accelerator, either Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale’s Summer Fellowship or NYU Summer Launchpad.

About the NYU Summer Launchpad

NYU Summer Launchpad is a 10-week accelerator for teams of NYU student entrepreneurs that provides $10,000 in grant funding (non-dilutive, zero equity), startup skills bootcamps, 1:1 coaching from NYC entrepreneurs and early stage investors, collaborative workspace for the summer, pro-bono legal incorporation counsel, web hosting credits and other perks to help get the ventures launched. The program is run by the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.

About the Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale’s Summer Fellowship is an 8-week intensive summer accelerator for incubating startups at Yale, bringing them ready to launch by the summer’s end. Approximately 15 teams are chosen each year to participate in the program where they receive an award of $15,000 in grant funding, tailored training in lean startup basics, mentorship, 1:1 coaching, dedicated incubator space for the summer, and a community of innovative and like-minded peers. 

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Tsai CITY Demo Day 2018
Jul
26
4:30 PM16:30

Tsai CITY Demo Day 2018

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Tsai CITY's annual Demo Day showcases the final pitches from the CITY Summer Fellows—17 amazing teams of student innovators who are developing ground-breaking ideas, products, services, art and technologies. Join us to celebrate their work!

SCHEDULE
4:30pm: Registration
4:45pm: Welcome Remarks
5pm: Pitches
7pm: Networking & Refreshments

The Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship is a competitive 8-week summer program for Yale’s most promising student and student-faculty startups. An intensive bootcamp, the fellowship helps Yale innovators to launch and grow their new startups with an award of $15,000 in grant funding and a dedicated program that imparts crucial skills, tactics and best practices in business and connects teams to experienced mentors and investors in Tsai CITY’s extensive network.

*Demo Day pitches will also be streamed on Facebook Live!

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Yale Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bazaar 2018
Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

Yale Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bazaar 2018

THE YALE INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP BAZAAR brings together Yale’s many entrepreneurial organizations and clubs under one (literal) tent. More than 30 campus organizations are represented, coming together around interests that range from design to consulting to maker projects to social innovation to coding. Find out about the latest Yale entrepreneurship prizes, programs, workshops, hackathons, classes, and opportunities; sign up for mailing lists; ask questions of current student entrepreneurs; sample food from Yale startups; take photos in our photobooth; and pick up some CITY swag!

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Blockchain for p2p Energy - Prototype Sprint! (full-day)
Apr
30
9:30 AM09:30

Blockchain for p2p Energy - Prototype Sprint! (full-day)

Join Us to build a Benchtop Testbed for a blockchain-connected solar system. The prototype will act as a miniature version of what will be deployed in a Puerto Rico school. This is the final session for the BC for p2p energy Intensive program but is open to anyone that wants to learn and apply electronics, IoT and solar system setup. We are meeting at Tsai CITY for breakfast and work until after lunch (pizza will be served!) until we complete all/most of the tasks for the project. If you can't join for the whole session, come for a window of hours and participants will help you take on tasks.

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Yale Podcast and Audio Conference
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Yale Podcast and Audio Conference

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

The Yale Podcast and Audio Conference is about education. Our goal is to provide a platform for members of the Yale community to learn more about the podcast industry, to share industry insights, and to create forums to discuss the most challenging problems plaguing the on-demand audio space.

In this inaugural edition of the conference, panels will tackle business models, challenges for talent, pathways for growth and technology, and opportunities for creators working in
other mediums.

Click here to get more information on this unique and rare opportunity!

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Behavioral Change Strategies for Societal Change
Apr
24
3:30 PM15:30

Behavioral Change Strategies for Societal Change

Join Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder of the Environmental Voter Project for an engaging workshop on how to use behavioral science to create social change. The session will include a discussion of the behavioral science behind getting people to vote and how it can also apply to other behavior-change contexts (e.g. public health, energy consumption) and an interactive ideation session on behavior-change strategies and solutions for a societal problems.

Register here for this event!

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Yale Women Innovators Series with Tina Wells
Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Yale Women Innovators Series with Tina Wells

Come to CITY for a catered breakfast and an opportunity to listen to CEO of Buzz Marketing Group Tina Wells share her personal experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as any challenges she has faced and how she overcame them. 

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.

Sign up here!

 

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Startup Yale
Apr
16
to Apr 20

Startup Yale

Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in one day of pitches, prizes and world-changing ideas.

Yale has four $25,000 entrepreneurship prizes that share a single application. These prizes are designed to generate world-changing ideas from Yale students around health, education, environment, equality, sustainability and technology. The event is being held Mon., April 16-Fri., April 20, 2018 at Yale School of Management (165 Whitney Ave., New Haven) and other locations on campus.

SCHEDULE:

Mon., April 16, 4-8pm: Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize (SOM 2400)

Tues., April 17, 4-7:30pm: WE@Yale Summit (SOM Beinecke Room)

Wed., April 18, 11:45am-1pm: SiLab Featuring Georgia Levenson Keohane, Executive Director of the Pershing Square Foundation (SOM 4210); 4-6pm: Dwight Hall Social Innovation Lab Pitch Off (SOM 4200); 6:30-9pm: Tsai CITY Accelerator Pitchoff (SOM 2400)

Thurs, April 19,  11:45am-12:45pm: Fireside Chat on Black Excellence: Building Businesses for Your Community (SOM 2200); 5-8pm: Food Entrepreneurship Popup/Expo at Landscape Lab @ West Campus (100 West Campus Drive)

Fri., April 20, 9:30-11:30am: Aetna Foundation Prize (SOM 4200); 12-1pm: Keynote Panel (SOM 4200); 1:15-3:15pm: Thorne Prize (SOM 4200); 1:15-3:15pm: Rothberg Catalyzer Prize (SOM 2200); 3:30-5:30pm: Miller Prize (SOM 4200); 6:30-8:30pm: Celebration Reception (New Haven Lawn Club)

DETAILS HERE

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Yale Students Meet Macquarie
Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Yale Students Meet Macquarie

The Yale Office of Career Strategy and 1stGenYale, an alumni-led AYA Shared Interest Group, invite students to a special workshop with Macquarie, a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment, and funds management services. Come share your unique talents, perspectives and experiences with this exciting company.

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Art Meets Biology: Interactive Design Workshop with Microscope Images
Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Art Meets Biology: Interactive Design Workshop with Microscope Images

  • Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What happens at the intersection of your imagination and scientific sight? Join us and find out through this workshop, where Tsai CITY Science Enabler Alyssa Siefert, PhD, will share microscope images captured by Yale researchers as the basis for participants to create crazy new images that push the boundaries of art and biology. Your imagery will be judged by a panel of designers and scientists, and winning submissions will have their art printed on a custom tote bag!

A light dinner will be served at 5:30pm.

Graphic design software (like the Adobe suite) is available in the CCAM computer lab. No science or design knowledge necessary!

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Leadership, Bias, and Identity: Leading Organizational Change
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Leadership, Bias, and Identity: Leading Organizational Change

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

To be an effective leader in an increasingly diverse workforce, one must navigate contact between members of different social groups. However, intergroup interactions can be difficult, particularly those that occur between members of traditionally high-status and low-status groups. This workshop explores the barriers to initiating intergroup contact, barriers to experiencing positive contact experiences, and barriers to repeat interactions. Participants will discuss ways to overcome such barriers, including countering stereotypes and reducing implicit bias.

About the speaker: Professor Cydney Dupree’s research interests broadly address how to reduce divisions between social groups and increase the inclusion of under-represented minorities within and across organizations. She uses surveys, experiments, and archival work to delve into the strategies used by social groups in seeking to meet their interpersonal affiliative and hierarchical goals, considering the implications of these strategies for reducing inequality and achieving successful interracial interactions. Current lines of research investigate: 1) the impact of socio-political attitudes and stereotypes on verbal and nonverbal outgroup behavior, 2) the ways in which associations between race and status influence minority- and majority-group members’ occupational preferences, and 3) the situational and individual differences factors that influence prosocial outgroup behavior. Professor Dupree was a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship, and she was a member of Princeton University’s Joint Degree Program in the Study of Inequality. Her work has appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Current Opinion in Psychology, and Journal of Social Issues. 

This event is open to anyone. Lunch will be provided.

 

 

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Arlan Hamilton @ Yale SOM
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

Arlan Hamilton @ Yale SOM

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

We are delighted to host Arlan Hamilton at Yale SOM on April 10, 2018 at 4pm in room 4400 of Evans Hall.  Arlan built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5m into over 80 startup companies led by underestimated founders. Arlan is also tour manager to Atlantic Records recording artist Janine. Having founded and published the internationally distributed indie magazine INTERLUDE, and toured extensively as a live music production professional, she enters the venture investing world from an unconventional path.

RSVP here!

 

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Tsai CITY Member Orientation
Apr
9
12:30 PM12:30

Tsai CITY Member Orientation

Join us for snacks and tea, and find out how to become a CITY member! We will discuss member benefits, our programs, and introduce CITY staff.

To become a CITY member you must attend one of these orientations. If you can't make this time, don't worry - more dates coming soon!

For Yale University students - must have Yale Net ID

RSVP here!

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Cryptopolitics Beyond The Nation State, A Talk with Santiago Siri
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Cryptopolitics Beyond The Nation State, A Talk with Santiago Siri

  • Yale School of Management, Room 2210 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As censorship resistant, decentralized networks enable the divorce between money and state, it must be asked what new kinds of sovereign entities will be unleashed by this new political reality and how established governments will fight back. Democracy Earth is focused on building software for participation in an era dominated by social media intrusion in democratic experiences.

BIO: Santiago Siri is the founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a Y Combinator backed non-profit building incorruptible digital governance technology; and the Partido de la Red (Peers Party), the first digital political party that ran for elections with candidates committed to people's will online. Partner of Bitex.la, a leading Bitcoin fintech company in Latin America. Published 'Hacktivismo' in 2015 with Random House. Member of the World Economic Forum since 2012. Awarded by MIT Technology Review as a leading innovator of Latin America. Co-founded Argentine Game Developers Association in 2002.

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SOM Entrepreneurship Club: Start-Up Speed Dating
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

SOM Entrepreneurship Club: Start-Up Speed Dating

  • Yale School of Management, The Forum (First Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you interested in joining a start-up but not sure where to find one? Are you a founder looking for other students to join? Do you have an idea but need a co-founder? We’re connecting start-ups from across Yale with Yale students eager to join a venture. Come have fun; leave with some new friends, a broadened network, and possibly even the start of an exciting new partnership!

Food will be provided.

If you're interested in attending, please let us know your interest by filling out the following form: 

and signing up on Campus Groups:

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Startup Grind Presents: Steve Kokinos (Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Fuze)
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Startup Grind Presents: Steve Kokinos (Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Fuze)

PROMO CODE FOR FREE TICKETS: CITYFreeTickets

Steve Kokinos (co-founder of Fuze) has spearhead the company’s mission to revolutionize how businesses communicate.

In recognition of his contribution, Steve was awarded the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in New England.

Fuze provides customers a single communication platform combining voice, video, messaging and contact center. The company has raised more than $300mm from investors including Wellington ManagementGreenspring AssociatesSummit PartnersBessemer Ventures Partners and G20.

Prior to Fuze, Steve was a founder of BladeLogic, Inc (data center automation, IPO in 2007) and WebYes, Inc. (acquired by Breakaway Solutions in 1999). After the WebYes acquisition, he played an important role at Breakaway, leading the application service provider business as the company moved towards an IPO in 2002.

Steve will join us to talk about how he ended up as an entrepreneur, built more than 1 multi-million dollar startup, and where he sees the future business communication. 

Yale folks can use the following for free tickets: CITYFreeTickets

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Professional Skills Workshop: Asking the Right Questions
Apr
2
4:30 PM16:30

Professional Skills Workshop: Asking the Right Questions

Understanding your audience—a simple task, no? But great research can help you design great solutions. Join Becky Slogeris, human-centered designer and Associate Director of the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art, for a hands-on workshop on how to do thoughtful, effective customer research. For the workshop, you’ll work on a research challenge posed by the leaders of a Yale-based social enterprise. Join us to learn about the human-centered design process with a focus on the research phase—meeting your target population where they are, asking great questions, and drawing deep insights from what you’ve heard.

Cosponsored by CBEY & Tsai CITY.

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Leveraging Human-Centered Design for Impact: A Breakfast with Becky Slogeris
Apr
2
8:30 AM08:30

Leveraging Human-Centered Design for Impact: A Breakfast with Becky Slogeris

Join visiting human-centered designer Becky Slogeris for a breakfast discussion of how human-centered design can be a tool for finding effective leverage points within a system that allow you to create and maximize your social impact.

Becky Slogeris is the Associate Director at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she is responsible for program coordination, operations and communications for various initiatives engaging MICA students and faculty in social change through human-centered design. Becky also runs the Center's Practice-based studios, which bring together students at MICA from various disciplines to collaborate with outside partners on pressing social problems. Past partners include Baltimore City Health Department, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Community Health Research, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, and the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading. In addition to her teaching experience in higher education, Becky has extensive experience working with youth. She developed social justice curriculum and taught middle school students at Elev8 Baltimore as a Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Servant Leader Intern and Out-of-School Time Coach and facilitated design research workshops with high school students through the Center for Urban Pedagogy in New York. She has developed national project-based middle and high school curriculum for clients like the USDA, FEMA, First the Seed Foundation, Sandy Hook Promise, and Choose To Be Nice and worked with partners like Teach for All, Teach for America, Baltimore Urban Debate League, and the White House's My Brother's Keeper Initiative to infuse design into education.

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Paved with Good Intentions: White Saviorism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Paved with Good Intentions: White Saviorism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

On Wednesday, March 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the U.S. Health Justice Collaborative will host a panel event titled "Paved with Good Intentions: White Saviorism and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex." This event aims to explore themes of power, privilege, and financial incentive within the non-profit industry that inhibit the achievement of equity and structural reform in the United States. Panelists will speak to their efforts confronting these challenges in our community. In addition to raising awareness about these critical issues, the event aims to highlight strategies for dismantling white saviorism and supremacy in our work moving forward. A list of co-sponsors and panelists can be found at bit.ly/BeyondGoodIntention

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Mar
27
11:30 AM11:30

Rosie Atkins: How to Build a Product People Love

We are delighted to have Rosie Atkins on Yale's campus on March 27, 2018. Rosie is the VP of Product at Homebase, which makes managing hourly work easier for over 60,000 local businesses. Prior to joining Homebase, Rosie Atkins served as VP of Product at Upserve and the Director of Product for Breadcrumb POS, Groupon’s point of sale product that primarily serves restaurants, bars and cafes. She lead product development for the iOS app, the reporting and user management portal, mobile apps and the services platform. We hope to see you at this conversation. Lunch will be served.

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Tsai CITY Membership Orientation
Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

Tsai CITY Membership Orientation

Join us for snacks and tea, and find out how to become a CITY member! We will discuss member benefits, our programs, and introduce CITY staff.

To become a CITY member you must attend one of these orientations. If you can't make this  time, don't worry - more dates coming soon!

For Yale University community members - must have Yale Net ID

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Save the Date: See Something, Do Something Pitch Off!
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Save the Date: See Something, Do Something Pitch Off!

InnovateHealth Yale and Dwight Hall partnered with Career High School to teach a 16-session course on social entrepreneurship and human-centered design.

Join us on Fri, March 9th from 5-7pm for a dinner celebration where you will hear from our students about the solutions they developed for community issues in New Haven.

 

Please RSVP HERE.

 

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Art Meets Biology: Interactive Design Workshop with Microscope Images
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Art Meets Biology: Interactive Design Workshop with Microscope Images

  • Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What happens at the intersection of your imagination and scientific sight? Join us and find out through this workshop, where Tsai CITY Science Enabler Alyssa Siefert, PhD, will share microscope images captured by Yale researchers as the basis for participants to create crazy new images that push the boundaries of art and biology. Your imagery will be judged by a panel of designers and scientists, and winning submissions will have their art printed on a custom tote bag!

A light dinner will be served at 5:30pm.

Graphic design software (like the Adobe suite) is available in the CCAM computer lab. No science or design knowledge necessary!

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Blockchain Intensives - Info Session & Overview
Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Blockchain Intensives - Info Session & Overview

Interested in learning more about blockchain technology? Come join us at our info session on March 7th led by Tsai CITY's newest expert, Martin Wainstein! The info session will cover two upcoming intensives: Blockchain for P2P Energy and Open Innovation using Blockchain Technology--come learn about how you can develop practical skills such as Git, solar and microgrid system design, new financial models for solar energy scale-up, among many others! Food and refreshments will be available--we look forward to meeting you!

Register here!

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Food Intensive Finale
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Food Intensive Finale

Join us for a culinary evening to celebrate the cohort of Tsai CITY's first-ever Food Intensive as they present their refined food product pitches for the public! Introduce your ears and your tastebuds to the latest ideas and flavors coming out of the Yale community, and get a taste of a few up-and-coming products soon to shake up the food world.

We'll spend the first half of the event in Nick Chapel Theater, where our Food Intensive cohort will pitch their food products to you. Then we'll move across the street to Tsai CITY, where you can join us for snacks, conversation, and a chance to talk to those entrepreneurs further!

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A Conversation with Liz Danzico
Mar
6
5:00 PM17:00

A Conversation with Liz Danzico

We are delighted to have Liz Danzico visiting campus to talk about design and building products that people love. On March 6, 2018, Liz will be interviewed by Ariel Hudes '18 at the CEID (15 Prospect Street, New Haven) from 5pm-6pm. Please register below to reserve your seat.

BIO: Liz is chair and co-founder of the MFA in Interaction Design Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Outside of SVA, she is Creative Director for NPR in digital media, overseeing and guiding both the visual and user experience across NPR-branded digital platforms and content. She is advisor to startups, nonprofits, global companies, and lecturer.


http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/people/faculty/liz-danzico

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