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YEI Innovation Fund

The YEI Innovation Fund offers pre-seed funding to the most promising Yale startups. The Fund was created in September 2013 by Yale University in partnership with Connecticut Innovations and First Niagara Bank in order to improve access to early stage investment capital here in Connecticut. Elm Street Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture fund based in New Haven, Connecticut, is managing the Fund.

Any ventures that have participated in programs at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute are eligible to apply for this funding—with up to $100,000 available per venture—with preference given to ventures that have completed the YEI Fellowship.