The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) was formed to help Yale students and faculty start scalable new business ventures. We mentor innovators through ideation, proof-of-concept and the business creation process. We focus on those venture opportunities which are the most viable and have the highest impact potential and which enhance Yale's entrepreneurial self-awareness. 

As a hub for innovation, we strive to instill an entrepreneurial mindset across the entire University community.  As a proving ground for commercial viability, we engage both alumni and non-alumni experts across a wide range of industries to help validate and refine products and services. As a point of contact with the business world, we seek to collaborate with external investors and corporate partners who share our vision.