Programs

Tsai CITY programs offer diverse entry points to innovation and entrepreneurship, from drop-in sessions to multi-week, application-only programs. Whether you have a big idea you’re ready to build on or just want to explore the tools of innovation, we can help you get there. Our programs fall into three categories:

  • Inspire: In one-off events like pitch slams and talks, you can get to know our community and spark new ideas — with no experience or post-event commitment required.

  • Learn: Delve into key skills and applications. These offerings range from beginner-level workshops to more advanced learning experiences, like Intensives that take a deep dive into specific topics.

  • Build: If you have an idea and want to take it to the next level, our highest-engagement programs are for you. In programs like our Accelerator, you can develop and scale your existing ideas.

Explore our current program offerings below.

 
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INSPIRE

MEMBER ORIENTATIONS

Get to know CITY’s offerings and unlock membership perks in an interactive orientation.

WE@Yale Breakfast Series

Yale Women Innovators is a weekly speaker series designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, best practices, and more in support of Yale women interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level.

PITCH SLAMS

Pitch any idea — no matter how developed, feasible, or just plain weird — in a risk-free space.

SEE ALL UPCOMING INSPIRE EVENTS >>

 
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LEARN

Workshops

CITY offers a wide variety of workshops, in which you can pick up a new skill in an hour or two. Upcoming workshops >>

Bootcamps & Retreats

Tsai CITY also offers 1-2 day bootcamps and retreats, which focus on in-depth skill building and personal development, respectively. Upcoming bootcamps and retreats >>

Intensives

Intensives are multi-session, cohort-based experiential learning opportunities that go deep on a specific topic. Learn more and apply >>

 
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BUILD

TSAI CITY Accelerator

CITY’s Accelerator, which runs every fall and spring semester, guides students and teams with innovative ideas through the process of building effective organizations, projects, and ventures through workshops, mentorship, and funding. Learn more and apply >>

Projects

CITY runs a number of semester-long, narrowly focused projects that work towards concrete outcomes in particular fields. Many of our projects are in partnership with other centers at Yale and beyond. 

Summer Fellowship

The CITY Summer Fellowship is an eight-week intensive accelerator to incubate new companies, nonprofits, and initiatives. The fellowship includes $15,000 for each team, along with a rigorous sequence of workshops, sprints, mentorship, coaching, and pitch opportunities.  Learn more >>