YEI Incubator

The YEI Student Venture Incubator provides affordable office space and a vibrant startup community to eligible Yale student startups.  Entrepreneurs have access to communal areas, dedicated desks, or graduated cubicles, providing flexible, dynamic space for companies to collaborate with teammates and other student entrepreneurs and to grow within the incubator through the early stages of their lifecycles.  

Space in the Incubator is by application.  Please contact Kim Babbitt with your application or any inquiries about the Incubator.

Startups in the incubator include:

Ancera is in the business of rapid cell separation and pathogen diagnostics. Our products use label- and labor-free methods to provide low-cost, high-throughput separation and pathogen diagnostics in under 10 minutes.  Current methods of pathogen diagnostics take anywhere from 24-96 hours for diagnosis.

Read more about Ancera on their YEI Profile http://yei.yale.edu/team-profile-ancera.

Ancera was founded by Arjun Ganesan (SOM 2012), and Hur Koser (Associate Professor – Electrical Engineering).

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Chairigami is a cardboard furniture system that is inexpensive, reconfigurable, and collapsible.  

Read more about Chairigami on their YEI Profile http://yei.yale.edu/team-profiles-chairigami, or on their website http://www.chairigami.com/.

Chairigami was founded by Zachary Rotholz (YC’11).

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Encendia™ Biochar transforms organic waste matter into proprietary biochar-based soil amendments — what came from the soil should go back to the soil. Encendia's biochar products increase the efficiency of fertilizer and water in the soil, saving its customers money and helping them grow better plants. Encendia’s products provide customized soil solutions and are complementary to existing methods of managing soils and plants, empowering farmers, gardeners, and turfgrass managers to improve their soil's performance. All of this while lowering their environmental impact. Encendia sites decentralized production facilities where the waste supply is abundant and biochar is needed in soils. The ongoing development of a variety of prescriptive biochar products provides benefits specific to each soil type and the plants grown there.

Encendia was founded by Michael Sesko (SOM '10, FES '10), Justin Freiberg (FES '10), Peter Kuhn (ENG '10), Bidisha Banerjee (FES '11), George Collins (FES '11, Law '12), Team Member: Susan Froshauer

Pixtapes grew out of the need for group-based photo albums.  You can import photos from Facebook or your desktop and create a mixtape of photos by you and your friends of a shared experience or event.

Read more about Pixtapes on their YEI Profile http://yei.yale.edu/team-profile-pixtapes, or on their website http://pixtapes.com/

Pixtapes was founded by Steve Reis (SOM ’12), Michael Mossoba (SOM ’12), Guille Carlos.

Tired of reading about events that you missed?  Roammeo is an online real-time event discovery engine that helps you find events suited to your tastes.  Find events when you want to on the web, iPhone or Android device and see your city in a new light.

Read more about Roammeo on their YEI Profile http://yei.yale.edu/team-profile-roammeo, or on their website http://roammeo.com/.

SLS was founded by Jessica Cole (YC '12), Harriet Owers-Bradley (YC '11), Tyler Elkington (YC '12), Kartik Venktraman (YC '13) and Avery Faller (YC '11).

Scaled Liquid Systems provides data centers with a more efficient method of cooling servers than the industry standard of building-based air conditioning, which often consumes just as much energy as the servers themselves.  In this era of rising energy-costs and worldwide concern about global temperature increases, a green technology that actually lowers prices would find many welcome adopters. 

Read more about SLS on their YEI Profile http://yei.yale.edu/team-profile-scaled-liquid-systems, or on their website http://www.scaledliquidsystems.com/index.html.

SLS was founded by John Scrudato (YC '11) and Max Sutter (YC '11).

SilviaTerra helps enable superior forest management.  Their technology allows them to give superior estimates about tree numbers and species in a given plot using satelite image analysis.

Read more about SilviaTerra in their YEI blog article http://yei.yale.edu/silviaterra-yei-10-closes-deal-large-timber-company, or on their website http://www.silviaterra.com/.

SilviaTerra was founded by Zack Parisa (FES ’11), and Max Uhlenhuth (YC ’12).

 

Incubator

 

The YEI Student Venture Incubator provides affordable office space and a vibrant startup community to eligible Yale student startups.  Entrepreneurs have access to communal areas, dedicated desks, or graduated cubicles, providing flexible, dynamic space for companies to collaborate with teammates and other student entrepreneurs and to grow within the incubator through the early stages of their lifecycles. 

 

Space in the Incubator is by application – you can download the form here.  Please contact Kim Babbitt at kimberly.babbitt@yale.edu with your application or any inquiries about the Incubator.

 

Startups in the incubator include: