YEI Summer Fellowship
Since 2007, the YEI Fellowship has incubated more than 70 student ventures from across Yale University, representing founders from more than 6 schools. YEI ventures have raised $69.5M in investment funding and created over 300 new jobs.
Through a competitive process, approximately 10 student teams are selected for the Fellowship in January-February. Students chosen as Fellows come from every school across Yale and start ventures in a broad range of industries, from webtech to service innovation to high-tech, both for-profit and social enterprise.
YEI offers each selected team stipends for the summer (grants of $15,000 per team) to support living expenses and initial startup costs, as well as mentors, access to legal, accounting and marketing corporate partners, and breakfast and lunch during the program. Teams move into the incubator on March 1, attend foundational workshops during the spring, then participate in a full-time "bootcamp" on Yale's campus where they learn fundamentals of starting a new high-growth venture from late May through July.
The Fellowship Program is capped by a Demo Day, where more than 100 investors, entrepreneurs, and community members join to see the new ventures pitch.
Read more about the summer fellowship and the application process here.