Yale Prizes

Yale has five $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.



Final Application Due: March 28, 2018 at 11:59pm

Finalists announced: April 10, 2018

Winners announced: All five winners will be announced at Startup Yale 2018, a week-long event happening at Yale School of Management and across Yale's campus April 16-20, 2018.




Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education: This $25,000 cash prize is awarded by InnovateHealth Yale to the best student-led venture focused on social innovation in health or education.

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize: The Sabin Prize, managed by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, awards cash prizes totaling $25,000 to students and/or faculty with the best ideas for products, services, projects, or programs that advance a more sustainable way of life.

Miller Prize: The Miller Prize is a $25,000 entrepreneurship prize from the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale for a student venture with a tech or tech-enabled service startup.

Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation: The Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation is a $25,000 cash prize awarded by InnovateHealth Yale with the support of the Aetna Foundation to the best student-led venture focused on developing a technology solution to address a health disparity challenge.

Rothberg Catalyzer Prize @ Yale: The Rothberg Catalyzer Prize @ Yale is a $25,000 cash prize given the best student-led venture focused on developing an innovative hardware solution to a medical challenge.