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Manolo Sanchez Prize

The Manolo Sanchez Prize awards $25,000 to a student-led for-profit or non-profit startup with the potential to help improve the financial health of the financially underserved.

We welcome this brand new donor-funded prize to the ecosystem of prizes at Startup Yale. Projects seeking to develop a solution among credit, insurance, payments and remittances, savings and personal financial management, financial education, or infrastructure addressing special challenges of underserved individuals and families are encouraged to apply.
 

Timeline

  • November 17, 2021: Early Mentorship Application Opens
  • November 17, 2021: Informational Session about Startup Yale 2022 at Tsai CITY from 12pm-1pm
  • December 1, 2021: Early Mentorship Application Closes
  • January 24, 2022: Optional mentorship request form opens
  • January 24, 2022: Informational Session at Tsai CITY
  • February 21, 2022: Optional mentorship request form closes (mentors are assigned on a rolling basis)
  • February 21, 2022: Informational Session at Tsai CITY
  • February 22, 2022: Startup Yale application opens
  • March 20, 2022: Startup Yale application deadline
  • April 8, 2022 (approximately): Finalists selected
  • April 28-30, 2022: Finalists participate in a live pitch event as part of Startup Yale.

Questions about the Manolo Sanchez Prize? 

For questions about the Manolo Sanchez prize, contact city.support@yale.edu or tsaicityfunding@gmail.com.

 

Startup Yale

The 2022 Manolo Sanchez Prize Final Pitchoff is part of Startup Yale, a collaboration between the Yale Center for Business and the EnvironmentInnovateHealth YaleDwight Hall and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. On April 28-30, this event will bring together Yale’s entrepreneurs in two days packed with pitches, prizes, and world-changing ideas. Over $135k of prizes will be awarded to the finalists, including: