Accelerate Your Venture!
The YEI Fellowship is an 8-week intensive summer bootcamp for incubating ventures at YEI and bringing them ready to launch by the summer’s end. Approximately 10 teams are chosen each year in a highly competitive process.
Each accepted team receives:
• $15,000 stipend
• Access to legal, accounting and marketing corporate partners
• Introductions to venture capitalists
• Pitching instruction and pitching opportunities
• Weekly speakers
• Community building activities
• Breakfast and lunch during the program
Teams move into the incubator in March, attend foundational workshops during the spring, then participate in a full-time “bootcamp” on Yale’s campus where they learn the fundamentals of starting a new high-growth venture from late May through July. The YEI Accelerator culminates with a Demo Day, where teams present their final pitches to an audience of mentors, alumni and investors.
Who is eligible: Any current undergraduate or graduate Yale student or student-faculty team with a vision for a new venture is eligible to apply.
*Special note for undergrads with social ventures applying to the YEI Fellowship: You can be considered for special recognition through the Yale College Dean’s Challenge on Social Innovation. Learn more!
*APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED*
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 26 @ midnight
Invitation to Interview: Monday, February 6
Interviews: Friday, February 10 & 17
Final Selection Notification: Wed., March 1