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With the goal of igniting young minds to solve the most pressing medical challenges, Tsai CITY, in collaboration with innovation groups across campus, will facilitate the 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. Qualifying teams must have at least one Yale undergraduate student. A strong preference will be given to interdisciplinary teams who bring diversity of thought and approach to tackling their challenge. 

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.

Final application due: March 28, 2018, 11:59pm.

Finalists announced: April 10, 2018.

Final Pitchoff & Winner Selection: Startup Yale, April 20, 2018.


About Jonathan Rothberg

Jonathan Rothberg is the Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of 4Catalyzer and the inventor of High-Speed DNA Sequencing.