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100+

PROJECTS, FROM FILM FESTIVALS

TO FOOD PRODUCTS,

CATALYZED PER YEAR

Our mission is to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems. 

We serve students from across Yale’s campus through programs, funding, and mentoring: whether you have a big idea you’re ready to build on or just want to explore the tools of innovation, we can help you get there.

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Business Plan Development

Join Peter Boyd (social entrepreneur, CBEY Resident Fellow and YSE Lecturer) as he walks through a simple, powerful framework to help entrepreneurs be successful when launching and pitching their businesses. This workshop will benefit not only entrepreneurs, but also individuals interested in meeting and joining an existing team; participants will have a chance to connect and share ideas as part of the workshop. You'll leave the workshop with a clear way to organize and execute on next steps for your business — and maybe even another team member or co-founder!

Grantas Cosmetics

Grantas Cosmetics

Grantas plans to make cosmetics with natural ingredients in 100% biodegradable packaging.

1424

Office Hours

Sessions Held Last Year

“One of my mentors dared me to think bigger; I kept my plan small because I did not think that I could raise enough money to start my company, but I have learned now that my project can work best on a larger scale.”

-student program participant

Advisor and student talk during accelerator session
$984,436

TOTAL FUNDING

AWARDED

Funding recipients include event organizers, musicians, artists, researchers, club leaders, startup founders, and more from across Yale’s campus.

Tsai CITY’s core funds offer grants of up to $3000 to help students realize ideas of all kinds.

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