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Laura Mitchell Tully

Laura Mitchell Tully loves connecting people and ideas. Prior to joining Tsai CITY, she led communications and public programs as part of the founding team of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, an interdisciplinary hub for design and emerging technology at UC Berkeley. Over the years, she’s been involved with organizations like SFMOMA and Harvard’s metaLAB and has worked on projects that range from exploring new ways of activating journalism archives to creating experimental publications about art and open data. Laura holds a B.A. in history from UCLA and an M.A. in public humanities from Brown.

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Three Themes We Heard in Recent Fireside Chats

In September, we hosted virtual fireside chats with Tsai CITY benefactor and Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, and with Y Combinator partner and CEO Michael Seibel. While the two talks had different focuses, we heard a few common themes.

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Meet Tsai CITY's 2020 Summer Fellowship Cohort

This summer, 11 student teams from diverse corners of the Yale campus — including undergraduates majoring in fields from the humanities to the sciences, public health researchers, and master’s students focusing on business and environmental management — will join Tsai CITY’s Summer Fellowship cohort.

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Stay Connected with our Spring Accelerator Cohort

Tsai CITY’s spring Accelerator — a semester-long program that helps student teams develop ventures, nonprofits, and projects — wrapped up last week, as the cohort gathered for a final session focused on considering their priorities and mapping out next steps.


Cross Campus: A New Way to Connect with Yale Innovators

This month, the Yale Alumni Association announced the launch of Cross Campus, a new networking, community-building, and mentoring platform now open to Yale students and alumni. This launch was particularly exciting for Tsai CITY, which is a campus partner to the effort and is represented on the Cross Campus team by Director of Mentor, Advisor, and Partner Networks Victor Padilla-Taylor. The online platform, which allows users to connect with potential mentors, participate in focused discussion boards, access curated resources for a wide range of interests, and more, includes a group for Yalies interested in Entrepreneurship and Innovation — and this group has quickly gained new members as the platform gets off the ground.