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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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Exploring Non-Traditional Entrepreneurship

The world of traditional entrepreneurship (typically identified as scalable businesses) is shifting. This workshop will explore the evolving landscape of creativepreneurship, freelancers, and personal brands in the age of digital media. This workshop will be presented by Jameer Pond, Creative Media Producer at BuzzFeed.

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Green Innovation in Coal Country

The Appalachian region of the United States has long been known for coal production, but it is now becoming a hotspot for environmental innovation. Tune in for a panel discussion on how to harness capital for climate action and develop projects that not only benefit our environment, but also invest in communities.

Building Design

Tsai CITY Orientation

Get to know Tsai CITY's offerings and meet fellow students from across campus in this virtual orientation.

Grantas Cosmetics

Grantas Cosmetics

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


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“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

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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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