YEI Summer Fellowship
The YEI Summer Fellowship has accelerated more than 70 Yale student business ventures, which have raised $60.5M in outside financing and created more than 210 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 (the 2012 Fellowship represented six schools) 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 up to $20,000 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.