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By Brita Belli

yei holiday party 2013

Earlier this month, the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute hosted some of its mentors, supporters and student startups for a holiday party that included an update from three promising just-launched companies from the most recent Summer Fellowship as well as a mini pitch competition featuring four startups-in-development from the Venture Creation Program.

Showcasing their latest accomplishments were TummyZen, makers of an antacid based on Yale-patented zinc technology; Spylight, designers of a website and app to purchase clothing and goods seen on TV programs in real time; and Dextro, a team that has designed an algorithm to allow computers to recognize and identify images and videos as textual summaries.

For the pitch competition, the top prize ($1,500) went to Play2Prevent, a startup being formed around a high-impact mobile game designed by Yale professor Lynn Fiellin, a specialist in drug abuse, addication and HIV, with business assistance from Olivia Zhao (SOM '15). The engaging game teaches high-risk kids to make better decisions regarding their health and well-being through cause and effect scenarios.


Hasan Ansari (SOM '14) tells the attendees about the benefits of TummyZen.


Aly Moore (BA '14, MPH '15) shares the Spylight story.
See more of the YEI Holiday Photos on our Flickr page. All photos taken by Cynthia Hua.
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