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Student Entrepreneurship Clubs and Organizations

Design for America Yale: DFA Yale is a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students from several different majors sharing the same goal of using design to change lives in ways both big and small. DFA Yale seeks to engage students with both the Yale and New Haven communities to make meaningful change and instill a sense of community pride and responsibility.

Elmseed Enterprise Fund: Elmseed seeks to facilitate the creation of small businesses in New Haven. By providing access to small, low-interest loans and technical assistance, Elmseed seeks to open the capital markets to motivated entrepreneurs who lack the capital or resources to start or expand small businesses. Highlights include: loans, consulting, Entrepreneurship Development Course.

Float Yale: Float is an undergraduate organization that aims to bring more girls interested in technology and entrepreneurship into the Yale community. It provides student-run workshops in web development and design to anyone interested in learning and a mentoring program to those considering the Computer Science major. All workshops and events are presented free-of-charge.

HackYale: HackYale provides student-run lectures in web development, introductory programming and design. All classes and workshops are presented free-of-charge through partnerships with the Yale College Council and the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. Highlights include: the YHack hackathon.

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship Group: A student-interest group within the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for students interested in social and environmental entrepreneurship opportunities.

SOM Design & Innovation Club: The Design + Innovation Club is a function- oriented club that crosses all industries. The club educates and empowers SOM students to apply design thinking to business challenges and catalyze innovative solutions.

SOM Entrepreneurship Club: Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for all MBAs and entrepreneurial vision is fostered at SOM both by the school’s multisectoral traditions and by its more recent integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum innovations. Highlights include: a speaker series and a breakfast club. Contact:  club-entrepreneurship@connect.yale.edu

TEDxYale: TEDxYale is an organization of students working together to bring TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) to Yale. As the synthesis of two intellectual and creative powerhouses, TEDxYale not only provides a learning environment for the Yale community, but also an environment based on the sharing of ideas and stories. Highlights include: an annual TEDx event and monthly salons.

Women’s Leadership Initiative: Women’s Leadership Initiative seeks to empower future women leaders by creating a campus culture that emphasizes women’s leadership efforts among the various experiences offered at Yale and in the world. Highlights include: annual Yale Women in Leadership Conference, speakers, Alumnae Reception, Job Shadowing Day and mentorship.

Yale Business Society: The Yale Business Society (YBS) is Yale University’s premier undergraduate-run business organization, whose mission is to promote business leadership and education in the greater Yale community. YBS was founded in the fall of 2008 by Yale University students to provide student-driven business education opportunities to supplement Yale College’s liberal arts curriculum. Highlights include: conferences, speakers and career workshops.

Yale Entrepreneur Magazine: The Yale Entrepreneur is a media hub for all things entrepreneurship at Yale. The YE aims to spark interest in entrepreneurship by spotlighting student and alumni ventures. They make it easy to navigate Yale’s vast network of entrepreneurial resources with a website and once-a-semester publication.

Yale Entrepreneurial Society: The Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES) is a student-run organization dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship and business development in New Haven. YES was founded in 1999 by Yale undergraduates Sean Glass and Miles Lasater who later founded the ed tech startup Higher One. Highlights include: a newsletter, regular events and the annual Yale Venture Challenge.

Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club: The Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club is Yale’s central resource for careers in management consulting. Highlights include: YGCC Case Competition; Summer Intensive Training Program, recruiting events, workshops, seminars and networking events.

Yale Healthcare and Life Sciences Club: The Healthcare Club provides education and career development for students in the healthcare industry, provides networking opportunities for students, promotes healthcare events and opportunities at School of Management and throughout the University, and promotes wellness and health-related community service. Highlights include: the annual Yale Healthcare Conference.

Yale Leadership Institute: The Yale Leadership Institute was founded in January 2007 by two Yale undergraduates as a means to promote leadership education and training for Yale College. Since then, the mission of YLI has expanded to provide students and the New Haven community with a well-organized structure to learn directly about leadership through valuable personal and shared leadership experiences. Highlights include: the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) program, Yale’s premier four-year training program; Leadership Teas; Youth Leadership Program; Perspectives on Leadership Conference; Yale University President’s Gala.

Yale Public Health Coalition: The Yale PHC promotes public health awareness, education, and service in the Yale and New Haven Communities.

Yale Undergraduate Consulting Group: The Yale Undergraduate Consulting Group is an undergraduate-run consulting group offering strategy consulting, marketing and product-development services to businesses. They offer a full range of consulting services, take a hands-on approach to developing applicable strategies and help implement them for their clients. Contact: jingyu.yuan@yale.edu

Yale Undergraduate Net Impact: Net Impact is an international organization that focuses on bridging the gap between the business world and the social sector. Yale Undergraduate Net Impact advances the mission of exposing Yale students to social entrepreneurship. They provide resources for students to learn how to use their interest in business for social change.

YaleMakes: YaleMakes is a weekly playground for graphic, physical, and digital design. Make things for the fun of it, and learn from people who love their work