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YEI is pleased to announce the students who were selected as fellows in the Technology Commercialization Program, and those who have become the first group of VC Advisors and the latest group of YEI Consultants.

There were lots of applications this year, including 25 for TCP (9 accepted); 69 for VC Advisors (6 accepted) and 30 for YEI Consultants (12 accepted). We'll be updating you with more details about these standout students as these programs get underway - stay tuned!

Priscila Bala (SOM '14, YC '06)
Kristen Barnico (SOM '15, Dartmouth College '09, Colby College '08)
Jordan Carter (SOM '15, YC '10)
David Emmerman (SOM '15, Amherst College '11)
David Thomas Johnson (SOM '15, Beijing Normal University '07, Univ. Southern California '06)
Sumit Kadakia (SOM '15, FES '15, UPenn '06)
James Lin (SOM '15, UCLA '07)
Chocku Radhakrishnan (SOM '15, University of Michigan '04, Univ. of Florida '01)
Olivia Zhao (SOM '15, UCLA '05, Univ. of California Santa Barbara '04)
Nicholas Bagg (SOM '14, Johns Hopkins '11, Loyola '09)
Alexander Chittim (SOM '15, Bowdoin '08)
Simran Dua (SOM '14, NYU '05)
Chris Fleming (SOM '15, Columbia '08)
Cassandra Ouqi Kerr (SOM '15, MIT '08)
Tahira Rehmatullah (SOM '14, Ohio State Univ. '05)
Julie Andress (SOM '15) - Consumer product project manager
Megan Billman (SOA '16) - Graphic designer and film maker
Justine Chan (SOM '14) - Investment analyst and consultant
Gautam Chopra (SOM MAM '14) -International finance consultant
Rachel Cooper (SOM '15) - Consumer product marketer
Eddy Fong (SOM '15) - Consumer product finance analyst
Nate Gorence (SOM '14) - Energy investment analyst
Apoorv Jain (SOM '14) (Coordinator) - Life Sciences consultant
Tuan Ha (SOM '15) - Health care sales & business development analyst
Joseph Nagle (SOM '14) - Graphic & web designer
Andrej Pavlovic (FES '15) - Solar financial analyst
Aditya Sinha (SOM MAM '14) - Strategy and business development consultant
Nick Tomaino (SOM '15) - Venture capital analyst
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Get ready for the YEI Kickoff and act now to apply to several YEI programs -- deadlines are almost here!

yei kickoff

  • TUES., SEPT. 10: Get familiar with all of YEI’s programs at the Kickoff event at the YEI Incubator, 55 Whitney Ave. Refreshments provided!
  • FRI., SEPT. 6: Applications due for the Technology Commercialization Program. The TCP connects professional and graduate school students with patented faculty inventions at the cutting edge of science and technology to launch companies.  We have just added a number of game-changing businesses for education, green tech and life sciences! To be considered, send your resume and statement of interest to
  • SUN., SEPT. 15: Applications due for VC Advisors and YEI Consultants. Each VC Advisor will manage and support a portfolio of funded student teams and receive one-on-one mentoring by established venture capitalists. Contact Simran Dua,, to apply. YEI Consultants are matched with startups to provide business planning, financial modeling and strategy assistance. Accepted students receive $1,000 per semester. Contact Lead Venture Mentor Wes Bray at

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