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Miller Prize

The Miller Prize awards a $25,000 cash prize to a promising student-led venture working on innovative tech or tech-enabled solutions. In addition to the potential prize money, the competition provides opportunities for mentorship, feedback, and networking.


  • February 1, 2021: Optional mentorship request form opens
  • February 21, 2021: Optional mentorship request form closes (mentors are assigned on a rolling basis)
  • February 22, 2021: Startup Yale application opens
  • March 21, 2021: Startup Yale application deadline
  • April 11, 2021 (approximately): Finalists selected
  • April 30 or May 1, 2021: Finalists participate in a live pitch event as part of Startup Yale.

Want to preview the application before diving in? Download a PDF version.

Startup Yale Prizes Application 2021.pdf

Past Recipients

Over the years, the Miller Prize has supported many tech or tech-enabled student ventures.

Questions about the Miller Prize?

For questions about the Miller Prize, contact Kassie Tucker (

Startup Yale

The Miller Prize is part of Startup Yale, a collaboration between the Yale Center for Business and the EnvironmentInnovateHealth YaleDwight HallYale School of Management Program on Entrepreneurship, and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. On April 29-May 1, this event will virtually bring together Yale’s entrepreneurs in three days packed with pitches, prizes, and world-changing ideas. Over $125k of prizes will be awarded to the finalists, including: